The Painters Are Coming!

We finally decided on a color for my son’s bedroom!

After trying many samples

from light grays to dark blues,

we ended up choosing Amsterdam by Benjamin Moore.

As you might remember, this was one of the colors in the running

and this is also the color of my master bathroom.

Here is how it will look

 next to the new gray and white curtains we ordered.

We thought we were going to go with something a little darker
like Philipsburg Blue,
 but we both agreed it would be a little too dark.

As you can see, Philipsburg is a much deeper color

than what we are used to in this room!

We weren’t ready to go quite that dark
so we went with the Amsterdam.

As you can see, the colors are similar

but the Amsterdam (on left) is just a little lighter.

So the painters are coming next week!

I would have done the painting myself
but I get nervous with darker colors.

But the best part of having the painters come,

is that I convinced my husband to have them paint the garage too!

Yes, after 13 years of living in this house,

we STILL had a garage that looked like this!

My silly husband thought leaving it that way made the house look new…

Uh…I don’t think we are fooling anyone, dear.

The only thing it did was make us look like

we didn’t care about our garage!…

And like we were too cheap to get it painted!

So, this garage project will now snowball into

painting the interior door black

like I had planned a few months ago…

We will probably end up getting new door hardware,

setting up neater garage organization…

oh, the list could go on and on!

But at least we are moving along.
I am just trying to pick a garage color.
It will definitely be a light beige or grayish color.

The question is the ceiling…
Should I paint the ceiling white or just paint it the same as the wall color?
What are your thoughts?

Linking to:

Not Just a Housewife – Show Me What Ya Got

DIY by Design – Swing Into Spring Party

Savvy Southern Style – Wow Us Wednesdays

No Minimalist Here – Open House Party

At the Picket Fence – Inspiration Friday




  1. Lisa Scibilia
    May 15, 2012 / 3:02 pm

    How exciting, Shelley! Love the color you picked for your son's room – can't wait to see that all done! You will enjoy having your garage gussied up! I am about to paint the floor of our garage – I did it in our last house and it made it all feel so much cleaner and nicer!

  2. Sweet Posy Dreams
    May 15, 2012 / 3:49 pm

    Will look forward to seeing the completed room. And yay on getting the garage painted too!

  3. Erica {let why lead}
    May 15, 2012 / 7:38 pm

    Fun! I love how one project snowballs into another. It means more work, but the results are always worth it! Btw, I can tell I'm going to like the curtains you ordered. I'm looking forward to seeing them in!

  4. pam {simple details}
    May 15, 2012 / 9:54 pm

    Love the snowball effect! You're going to have all kinds of fun things to show us! I like the masculine feel of your bedroom choices!

  5. Carrie @ Hazardous Design
    May 16, 2012 / 12:56 am

    You have some fun projects going on. Love the color you selected for your son's room.

  6. Comeca Jones
    May 16, 2012 / 3:11 am

    Cant wait to see what you do with it!

  7. trishie
    May 16, 2012 / 4:26 am

    I LOVE the stripey fabric you chose for curtains! It will look so amazing!

  8. Waseem
    May 16, 2012 / 12:07 pm

    like the room and the colour you picked up for it. window shutters clayton, ca

  9. Heather
    May 16, 2012 / 3:33 pm

    Ooh, I love the paint color with the striped curtains. You must be so excited to get so much done!

  10. Becca
    May 16, 2012 / 5:51 pm

    Beautiful wall color … it's going to look fabulous !! And, what fun that you're painting your garage, too !!

  11. Tammy @BeatriceBanks
    May 17, 2012 / 3:37 pm

    I love that blue color! Can't wait to see it finished! I don't know what to do on the ceiling of the garage. Go for whatever is easiest.

  12. [email protected] Home Scenes
    May 17, 2012 / 3:42 pm

    Shelley, your son is going to have a gorgeous room. I agree with everyone that the curtains will look great with the wall color. As for the ceiling, I prefer good old white but you could add just a touch of the blue into the white paint to give a nice updated look. Looking forward to the reveal and I bet you are too! Give Rosie a hug for me.—– Shannon

  13. omaha painting
    May 21, 2012 / 5:25 am

    Thanks for sharing the information. Keep it up in future also.ThanksMike

  14. Sherry @ No Minimalist Here
    May 23, 2012 / 3:14 am

    Your son's room will be wonderful and I love the paint color you selected. Thanks for joining the OHP.

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