Sunday, June 17, 2012

The fun part-- PAINT!

The construction phase of our nursery is coming to a close this week, and John and I are planning to stay in the city for two days of rigorous painting. There's a lot of ground to cover, and lots of paint colors to pick, which is all very exciting!

For the baby's room, we were on the hunt for a very particular color. Our friends Malik and Martina (our Parisian soul-mates, if you remember rightly...) gave us the beautiful children's bowl (shown at left) as a colorful inspiration for the baby's nursery. I was totally smitten with the color because it was the perfect shade of blue-green-grey that I love... not too baby-blue, not too grown-up grey, just the right balance to soothe both mother and child alike. : ) Unfortunately, I couldn't find quite the right shade from the people at Benjamin Moore. My intention was to literally bring the bowl to the paint store and get them to do a color match for me, but when I got there, I stumbled upon a California Paint color that matched PERFECTLY!

I know, I know... I'm a turn-coat and a fiend! I have long professed a die-hard allegiance to Benjamin Moore (and I maintain that they make the highest quality, best-covering paint) but sometimes, you've just got to go with your heart, and buy the paint that is the best color match to your little french bowl which reminds you of wonderful friends and is the perfect color for a baby's room. 

I know. My praise can be bought for a song. : (

If you're interested and don't mind carrying the mark of a traitor, the color is called "Appleton" (California Paints Color: HIST41) We've already started edging this color out, and I'm pleased as punch with how it's coming together.

Check back in later this weekend and I should have updates on our progress, and maybe a photo or two of the actual rooms... Remember, we've got a lot of painting to do at this point: the baby's room, the hallway, our bedroom, and then we've masochistically added the living room and dining room to our list, so we'll be posting all about choosing those paint colors, and our progress as we chip away at the list.


Did someone say, "Yay?"  


  1. One of my favorite things to do as well.

  2. Check back soon and you'll see the rest of the paint colors as they go up...

    We have A LOT of painting to do, so hopefully I still like painting at the end of this endeavor as much as I did at the beginning! : )