There’s been a whole lot of painting since last week’s update on Lauren’s Hipster Chic bedroom makeover. If this is the first time you’re hearing about my guest participation in the One Room Challenge (ORC), hosted by Calling It Home, please catch up on my previous posts: Week 1 / Week 2
Last week, I mentioned how I’ve been making so many visits to Lowe’s for paint samples. With what seems like a million shades of gray, I finally stumbled on 2 perfect shades for the hue I wanted for Lauren’s bedroom.
Like a crazy painter, I did this to one of the walls.
Finding the perfect gray paint among a sea of others can be a real challenge. For one, the color often appears different once the paint has dried. Insert “Eye Roll.” Lighting in the room can also affect how light or dark the shade looks against the corresponding walls.
I didn’t just have the task of finding 1 perfect gray color for Lauren’s room, I had to find a second gray paint for the lighter accent wall. The struggle was real but after multiple tries, I finally found the 2 winners below:
This is the first time I’ve tried Olympic One paint (available at Lowe’s) and I have to say I’m very pleased with it!
Paint Color Used
Light Gray Paint: Olympic One’s Spring Thaw (OL179)
Dark Gray Paint: Olympic One’s Flagstone (OL154)
Although Lauren’s room is small (9 ft by 9 ft), it felt like it took forever to get the whole room painted. That’s because I was doing everything solo. From taping the edges, painting the edges before rolling, painting the trim, rolling all 4 walls, painting the doors… it felt like I spent 2 days living the life of a professional painter. I’m not switching careers anytime soon but in the end, I think I did alright. 😉
Voila! The hard work really paid off because I really LOVE the 2 paint colors I ended up choosing. See how nicely the lighter accent wall complements the darker wall?
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With the walls all painted, I can FINALLY start planning for new decor in Lauren’s bedroom. As promised, here’s the DESIGN BOARD for Lauren’s Hipster/Boho Chic Bedroom Makeover:
1) Circle Wall Organizer // 2) Pencil Holder // 3) Mirror/Jewelry Hanger // 4) Cactus Wall Art // 5) Gold Bar Cart // 6) ‘Hi” Lumber Pillow // 7) Twin Bed // 8) Sweater Knit Blanket
I can’t wait for all my items to arrive! Right now, I just have the bed and that sweater blanket in my house.
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Here’s what I still have left to do:
TO DO LIST
Order Twin Bed
Repair Wall Imperfections
Purchase Area Rug
Change Electrical Outlets and Covers
Install curtain rods and purchase Curtains
Hang Wall Shelving and Picture Ledges
Purchase Decorative Pillows
Purchase Display shelf for small toys
Buy or Create DIY Wall Hang
A big shout out to World Market for being a sponsor of my guest participation in this fall’s One Room Challenge.
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The greys look fantastic!
girl this is looking so fresh! I love the greys you chose, all your accents will pop against it.
I really like the color you chose. Grey is such a hard color because it turns into what ever the undertone is but you chose beautifully!
I have painted at least 5 homes grey and it’s a real struggle every time- you never know what the colors will do in each setting. I think you found the perfect one though- looks great in the room. And that mood board is pretty awesome too!
grey is such a tough color because so often it reads purple!!! I love your selections and holy mama that’s a lot of paint samples haha
Love the gray’s you chose!! Gray is my go to neutral, love the inspiration board and I can’t wait it see how it all comes together
She is going to love her room. Great decision on the grey you picked, it looks great!!
The grey you selected looks great!!! And I’m loving the world markets accessories.
I love these ideas! The bar cart looks great, especially in a girl’s room, while those pillows also look awesome. =)
I didn’t realize grey could look so beautiful! You picked such pretty shades and it is all coming together so well. You have such a talent!
Thanks so much, Michelle! Gray is definitely a tricky color to paint but I’m glad I found those 2 shades in the nick of time. LOL. That room really needed to be painted before anything else could be done. Thanks so much for following along! xo
Great paint job! It looks like Lauren will have a beautiful room. I love the gold accents you’ve chosen!
Thanks so much, Lauren! Only 3 more weeks left…hopefully everything ties in together 🙂
Love the way the lighter shade of grey accents the darker perfectly!
Love the bar cart. I think that is an excellent idea for storage in a girls room!
Thanks, Libbie! Can’t wait to put that bar cart to use 🙂
I just love the two different colored grey walls next to each other. I am curious as to what you’ll do with that gold bar cart!! I love gold accents, so I am sure I will love this finished room. Can’t wait to see the next update!
Thanks so much for following along, Carrie! I can’t wait till the bar cart arrives 😉
Ohhhh I love the color! And your paint sample wall mirrors what mine look like – nice to know I’m not the only one who has to try out LOTS of colors 🙂
Too funny, Kelly. Glad I’m not the only one who does that! 🙂
my bedroom in my condo was flagstone! LOVE that color!
Yeah… love that color! Thanks!
The struggle was real! I agree gray is tough. Looks great though, nice choices!
Great colors, Tee! Picking wall color can be a total mindboggle! Proud of you for trying until you found exactly the color you wanted. Progress looks terrific! Looking forward to next week already! Susie from The Chelsea Project
Thanks, Susie! I hate settling when I have a specific idea of how I want the color to appear. So glad the room is all painted. Can’t do much without that being done. Ha. Thanks for following along!
I think grey is one of the hardest shades to pick! The color you ended up with is perfect and I am loving the inspiration on your design board.