Guess what I spent my Saturday doing?
I survived the home depot paint desk.
Yep, thats right. We finally got around to painting the shore bedroom. Here is what she looked like before we started.
It was time to say goodbye to the monotone in here - soothing as she was, i wanted some drama.
For those of you remember Trading Spaces, this is the part of the program where the designer flips open the can and the homeowners ooh and ahh (or gasp in horror) over the color.
Ta-da! This color pick will come as no surprise for those who knew I was crazy for navy. I went back and forth a while on the color before going for the gusto with a true navy - Glidden Street Lamp Black. I was *this* close with going with more of greyed out dark, dark blue that looked almost black (benjamin moore's mysterious) but figured this would be a little more nautical. Plus I wanted to try out the DUO paint since it promised no primer coat was needed (and I was so happy not to have to spend the whole weekend watching paint dry)
After a few hours of cleaning and taping and general prep, on the color went...
Thats right, we use a chair instead of a ladder to paint on. That's how we roll at the beach.
The color was a bit bright as it went on. I was sweating a little bit as I had visions of superman blue instead of my nautical navy. Thankfully, it got much more lovely as it dried.
After the first coat we went out to kill the requisite 4 hours before coming back for the second coat. Much to my relief, it only needed two coats to cover. (Years ago, I painted a wall red using Ralph Lauren paint and it needed 4 coats.)
The waiting game was on to see what this shebang was going to look like when it was all done. The sun set. We took a nap.
Stay tuned for the big reveal tomorrow.