Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Paint paint paint

We got two coats of paint on all the trim in the baby's room last weekend, and also a coat of new paint on the walls.  Oh, and we put together the crib!
The previous color was Behr 'Simple Silhouette' and it was too shiny (I had used eggshell) and a little purpley.  The new color (Behr Pier in flat) is more of a true gray and a bit lighter.  We both love it. 
The flat sheen is so much nicer. 
It took forever, thank goodness I had my man to help me! 
I thought it would be fun to do a citron yellow in the closet to complement the fabrics we will be using in here....but we both said something along the lines of 'oh shit!' when we put it on the wall.  I had to trust my vision...
It is a Pittsburgh Paints color (Golden Yarrow), and I stupidly got the PP paint at Menards instead of color-matching it at Home Depot.  This paint is TERRIBLE.  It is 'Ultra' Bad. 
I scoff at the 'One Coat Coverage' claim!  We've applied 3 coats and it is uneven and horrible looking up close.  I intend to take it back to Menards and tell them I want a refund, in the meantime I got the color matched into Behr Flat Enamel, which I'm confident will work much better. 
We were afraid to ruin the closet system by removing that long divider, so Shaun wedged himself into the closet where my belly wouldn't fit...what a trooper!  Too bad he will have to do it again with the new paint. 
I still have to paint the dresser and hammer out that closet situation. 
This could take awhile. 

26 comments:

Michelle said...

So far I love it!! (Although, I do love the purply grey too!)

Angie@Echoes of Laughter said...

It looks lovely Sara! I love the new colour and I can't wait to see the finished nursery! Angie xo

Lisa @ Trapped In North Jersey said...

the new color is great--I love the yellow in the closet! Its really coming together.(And you are looking adorable!)

Sara @ Russet Street Reno said...

Oh Michelle, I really debated just keeping the other gray because I do love it - but it looked pretty terrible with my new fabrics, so that made the decision for me!

InteriorGroupie said...

What a lovely room this little baby is going to have! I have heard yellow (and red) are some of the hardest colours to paint. It looks great though, love the colours!

Erin from Skoots and Cuddles said...

love it all. especially the pop of yellow. you can never go wrong with the jenny lind crib! can't wait to see the after photos!

Kim@Chattafabulous said...

Painting seems so exciting when you are planning and starting but it quickly becomes overwhelming. Love the newest version of gray!
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threeacres said...

I like the new gray better. It sucks you have to repaint but better now than later. Menard's paint sucks. I stay away from it if I can.

Bunny @ 86n It said...

Can't wait to see how you pull it all together

Liz @ It's Great To Be Home said...

It's looking great, and the pop of yellow is so fun! Ha, I hear you on not being able to wedge yourself into spaces anymore - I'm surprised by it each and every time!

tearinguphouses said...

i'm not normally a yellow person, but that is FUN. a little unexpected and just the right place for it!

I'm Pam said...

i do like the 2nd color much better! a nice classic gray! And the pop of the bright yellow closet is perfect! I always paint my closets a different color. It makes it fun when you open the door!

Mrs. Chic said...

New paint color so much better!! Ahh I love that crib such a classic :)

Angela of Fixing It Fancy said...

It's coming along so nicely! I love the idea of the citron closet--such an unexpected twist! :)

Anonymous said...

Your dressing room is gray and yellow too, right? I like the combo!

meryl rose said...

I LOVE the pop of color in the closet, but sorry for the poo poo paint :( repainting always sucks the big one

Amanda @ Our Humble A{Bowe}d said...

Love the color and the pop of yellow. I've learned my lesson with cheap paint, too. Never buying it again. At least not for a high traffic area or bright color.

Rebecca @ the lil house that could said...

Too funny that we're at the same exact point of nursery painting! Hoping to tackle our walls and closet this weekend. I love your dark gray walls!

Joi said...

I love the new color and I love how everything's coming together!

Anonymous said...

The nursery is going to be beautiful! How's the kitchen coming?

Jenny @ Anything Pretty said...

Love the colors! Looks like you guys are making great progress. I love the yellow closet...we did bright orange in our little ones and I agree at first it was a little neon and we second guessed it. But once you get stuff and clothes in there it will really calm down and look great!

{Hi Sugarplum!} said...

Love that wall color! and the pop of yellow in the closet is so fun. Darn you weren't able to help with that part! ;)

and love your crib...we had the jenny lind too, and it lasted 8 years thru 2 kids! (yes, my kids stay in their crib until 4 yrs old. don't judge, it's better than putting them in a crate at night.) i kid. sorta.

-Kasey said...

The room looks great so far. Seeing the baby crib brings back bitter sweet memories. My baby is already 4!!

Morgan said...

Oh wow, the nursery is looking great!! I love that grey (though I honestly loved the purpley-grey before, too :)) and the pop of yellow is awesome.

Kim @ NewlyWoodwards said...

This is looking really good. I'm digging the color and the closet contrast is genius - never would have thought of that.

I'm really terrible at picking paint sheens, I usually end up going too shiny. As if I EVER wash my walls? Why do I think I need something that's more "washable?

Michelle said...

Isn't painting fun?! Love that pop of yellow in the closet!!