Eli’s new room

Bridget and I have been talking about repainting Eli’s room (again…. this will be the third coat of paint since we built the house). First it was the color of the majority of our walls, a light khaki color. Very basic/ neutral but pretty boring. Then, we painted it a light green color (photo to the left), almost a minty color, which we felt would be best suited for us since we did not know (nor did we desire to know) the sex of our expected baby.

So what to pick for the new colors. We did the brown and the greens, both very boylike and outdoorsy. I thought about something in crimson but Bridget brought up some old wives tale about not having red in the bedroom (which I am still not sure about that one). Roughly, we decided that something in a gray tone would be best.

Saturday morning was a pretty chilly morning, which didn’t provide for much motivation to get in the shop, so we made a trip to the hardware store to finalize our picks. I am happy to say that my wife made two excellent choices in a Cathedral Gray for the walls and a Pewter Mug for the trim. All in all the project only took me about 7 hours from start to finish. I did split it up into 2 days as to move the furniture to one side of the room on Saturday and then the other side today.  I think it turned out pretty good. And it goes pretty well with the houndstooth window treatments and crimson rug.

Now the big test would be whether or not Eli liked it, which judging by the look on his face, I’m pretty sure he did.

All that’s left to do now is to spray the ceiling fan crimson, because every one knows we are big Bama Fans…..


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