You guys, we bought our house! I really can not believe it still, but we did it. It’s ours! I LOVE it! The first thing, and I mean the VERY first thing I did after we closed was I went and bought paint or Munchkin’s room. On our final walk through, when the house was empty, we talked to the boys about which room would be who’s and what not. When we walked in the purple bedroom and I told Munchkin it was going to be his, he got the worst look on his face! I had to reassure him instantly that I would paint it. I promised. I had to come through. Before we could move in I had to paint the purple bedroom.
The previous owners had two little girls, the purple bedroom totally worked for them. If we had a girl I wouldn’t have changed it, it was just a nice purple not too loud. However, I’m pretty certain that I couldn’t have paid Munchkin with 100lbs of candy or a new puppy to sleep in that room. Haha, it just wasn’t going to work.
I had a color pallet in mind and picked out a handful of colors I would be happy if he chose. At first I just asked him what colors he’d like, silly me, he picked his favorite black and red! Ha! That didn’t fit in with my vision. He wholeheartedly decided on a Scanda and Sea Salt by Sherwin-Williams.
On a side note (I’m not getting paid or compensated in any way for my comments), I ended up having Lowes color match my swatches to tint Olympic One paint. It is my favorite! It’s a paint and primer in one and covers so nicely. It also has zero VOC and low odor. We love it, and if they wouldn’t have color matched I would’ve found a close color in their line to use.
I bought the paint and started cutting in right away! (Okay, let’s be honest I didn’t get to start right away, I had to wipe down the walls, remove all the outlet covers… you know the normal paint prep stuff #reallife) Cutting in is my absolute favorite part of the painting process. I think it’s because it’s the beginning of the project, so it’s new, and I get to be a perfectionist about it (you know, so you don’t have a ceiling with paint marks all over). I just really enjoy it! Thankfully too because no one else really seems to like doing that part :D.
The blue covered the purple without any troubles at all! The grey needed only minimal touch ups once the first coat dried. When I say minimal I mean we filled the roller with paint once and we were able to touch up all three walls without refilling it. No sweat!
I’ve got some side by side comparisons for you!
I’m not a fan of how the blue and tan look next to each other when you look down the hall, but the hallway is getting painted too, and then it will just be glorious! I couldn’t handle looking down and seeing purple, it made the whole hallway feel red or something. I don’t know how to explain it lol. I’ll use this “after” picture as a “before” picture when the hall is finished 😀
Wall one…Door…Closet…He’s not a huge fan of the butterflies, and has said more than once “We’ll give that to a little girl. I think she’d really like it” haha. He cracks me up! I swear I’m not feeding him these lines lolOn the decorating level I’m going for something in the tween area. I don’t want little kid things in his room, like bears or whimsical woodland creatures. I want skateboards, snowboards, monsters, aliens, Batman, comics, etc. I think these colors are right on track to give us the finished product I’m looking for.
There it is… Bye bye purple bedroom! What do you think!?