Tuesday, June 29, 2010

More On the Bedroom Redo

As I type, Craig is getting started on painting the bedroom walls.  I chose Behr Ultra Burnished Metal (UL260-17).

Can I tell you how much I love, love, love the new 8 oz sample cans?  It's more than enough to paint several large swatches on the wall, and at only $2.94, it's reasonable.  If I don't like the color I don't feel like I wasted too much money, like I used to buying a quart at about $10.

In fact, I would often skip the color-testing stage, and have occasionally been less than satisfied with the final room.  That totally would have happened this time, too, if I had just had Craig get a couple gallons of the color I originally thought I was going to go with.

These are the samples I painted on my wall.  I know that your monitor may not show the true color (I know mine doesn't), so we'll just use this for reference purposes.  These are all Behr Ultra:  from left to right they are Classic Silver, French Silver, and Burnished Metal.  From looking at the paint chips, I was pretty sure I wanted French Silver, which definitely had some blue in it. 

These are all in the gray family, but once on the wall, I could see that Classic Silver had too much green in it, and French Silver was darker than I wanted.  So I went with the Burnished Metal, as it went to the blue side like the FS, but was lighter.  (Am I the only one who can be swayed by the paint name? FWIW, Behr Ultra has good names.)

I found this duvet cover at Overstock.com.  It only came in twin, so I bought two and will have to work some magic with the sewing machine to make it fit.  Sears has the same design in a comforter set in all the sizes, but I have a down comforter I want to cover.

I think the leafy pattern is a fresh update on a floral, giving it a contemporary feel without the "hard edges" that modern can sometimes have.

It's coming along...some day soon I'll have a relaxing master retreat rather than the mess it is now.


Anna said...

I painted my bedroom gray a couple of months ago and I still love it. It is a cool and calming color. I haven't done much other decorating yet though, I still need to find a duvet cover or something. I just have white bedding right now.

Jessabells said...

Oh I love those colors. I was just discussing plans to paint my bathroom gray but like you I want some blue tint. Can't wait to see the finished room!

Lisa said...

I'm so excited to see it finished! And I'm amazed that you're tackling the 2 twin covers to make it work. I thought about doing that with my guest bedroom, but I didn't know if I had the patience!

Pam @ bibbidi-bobbidi-beautiful said...

LOVE the paint choice!! Can't wait to see it!

FrouFrouBritches said...

That's gonna look GREAT! I can't wait to see it all done, especially after you work your magic with the sewing machine!

Country Dreaming said...

Looking forward to the finished product!!!


Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

It's going to be fabulous!! I definitely agree with you about the pattern on the duvet cover...soft without being too flowery froufrou.

Della said...

Eeek, I'm so excited about your room! It's going to look beyond fabulous!

I think the rooms calls for mercury glass accessories!