So, are you ready for the long drama?
We had tossed around a few ideas for how to do the room. Let me just say, trying to figure out how to decorate a room for both a boy and a girl is hard. Like, really hard. At first we were going to do a jungle theme - and somewhere along the way decided we weren't in love with that idea. Not to mention I was stressing out about how uncreative I am and wasn't sure I was up to the challenge of doing a themed room and having it come out cute. So, in the end we finally decided to paint the walls gray, figuring whatever girl and boy bedding we find would go well with that color.
Ok, back to the drama.
Gray. If I hear that word one more time I think I'll shoot myself. Last week was spent scouring Pinterest and Goo.gle Images for gray nursery ideas and paint colors, and running around to various stores getting paint samples to see how they would look on the wall. We painted the samples on over our currently beige wall, and everything came out....blue. Off to the store for more samples, put them on the wall, and.....blue. WTF?! We finally figured out the beige was coming through, turning the colors into something they weren't. We were trying to avoid priming, but decided it was inevitable if we wanted the paint color to turn out right.
Jeff's mom, bless her heart, had decided to come to our place for Thanksgiving this year and stay through the weekend so she and Jeff could paint (neither of them wanted me around all the paint fumes, which was probably the right thing to do). So they got the walls primed Friday, and Saturday morning we painted the samples back on the wall. What a difference! The colors actually looked gray, and matched the paper swatches this time. Right away all 3 of us zeroed in on one color and immediately decided that was the one. It was Benjamin Moore's Coventry Gray. So, off to the hardware store to buy a gallon of paint.
Here's where the drama continues. BM has 3 lines of paint, and only their high end line (i.e. their $67 a gallon line) carries the satin finish, which is what we (and doesn't everyone else?) wanted. Jeff was not happy. At all. Jeff can be, shall we say, a little tight with money. I have to say I can't blame him in this case though. $35 for a gallon of paint? A normal amount we were expecting to spend. $67? Holy moly, that's unreasonable! After
(notice the window sill? he needed to calm his nerves after all that)
Finally getting some color on the wall! Looks so pretty going on doesn't it?
Pretty gray walls:
Or is it baby blue?
Gah! Now that it's all on and dried, it's giving off more of a baby blue hue - although still sometimes gray depending on what light it's in. It's not exactly what we had in mind, but what can we do at this point? We've already spent $67 on a gallon of paint, plus primer, plus who knows how much in samples. It's too late to do it all over again. I really think the beige ceiling, beige carpet, light brown woodwork, and light brown dresser (that we may end up not using afterall) is making it have the blue tint. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that once we get our dark cribs in there, with some cute bedding and fun stuff on the walls, that it will look much better.
Needless to say, what was suppose to be a fun experience, turned out to be pretty stressful all the way through to the end. I sure hope the rest of the decorating is smooth-sailing from here on out....
So what do you think? Is is gray? Or is it blue?