Tag Archives: dark gray

FOR THE LOVE OF AN ACCENT WALL

Oh, how I love a good accent wall!

Here’s ours:

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That’s our downstairs bedroom, sporting Pittsburgh Paint’s Volcanic Ash.

We both LOVE it!

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As is usually always the case,

I went through a lot of choices before finally choosing the dark gray.

I valiantly tried to persuade myself to go with Benjamin Moore’s Hale navy . . .

navy wall -- apartment therapy

apartmenttherapy.com

navy wall -- pottery barn

Pottery Barn

. . . but for some reason, I just couldn’t pull the trigger!

 I was very tempted

by Southern Living magazine’s painted gingham wall tutorial:

navy gingham check paint southern living mag

Southern Living

OMiGosh — how charming is that?

VERY!

Saner heads finally prevailed when I realized the following:

1. This happiness would involve way too much MATH.

2. It would require G.O.’s assistance.

3.  It would probably last a day or 2 or 3 or 4.

surprised boy

What to do?

  Well, they make some pretty groovy buffalo check wallpaper:

navy check wallpaper

dailyimprint.com The pale blue paint on that cabinet rules my world!

I even lugged the insanely heavy wallpaper book home for a look-see!

However, in the end, I feared it might be too ‘granny’ (God forbid!)

Besides, wallpaper is crazy expensive,

+ I’ve only got a bazillion other things I need to buy!

Dark gray paint, it is!

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My plans for this room include some blue to go with all the gray,

so we painted the ceiling the palest of pale blues:

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Everything else will be simple + white

so that the gray wall will be ‘the star’ of the room.

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Next up, my fun gets even funner,

as it’s time — at long last — to be choosing the pretty stuff!

Say hello to these affordable cuties from Target:

comforter -- justin

comforter -- gray dots and stripes!

I don’t know about you, but polka dots make me happy!

I like a few favorite rugs from Wayfair.com, but I’ll share those later.

Stay tuned!

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Huge Vintage Casters

Today’s to-do list includes heading to etsy + choosing something like these . . .

http://www.etsy.com/shop/DestinationsVintage?ref=seller_info

DestinationsVintage on etsy

. . . so that I can turn this . . .

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. . . into this!

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Source unknown

And now, for something totally off-topic, here’s a corner of our garden:

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I recall fretting over our choice of the dark brown stain for the fence.

I can’t believe how unsure I was, because I love it so much now!

Not only is it striking in spring/summer . . .

. . . it looks fantastic in the snow!

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For our Dutch colonial,

I think we’ll stain our fence the same dark gray

we’re using on our garden shed!

Garden shed  color inspiration -- Remodelista.com

Garden shed
color inspiration — Remodelista.com  

 


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