The past few days were busy for me. We are going to have a major renovation in my “stone house” but in the mean time we will be living some place else. To make the new house a bit more “ours” we decided to paint. We used lots of blue and white and grey and after our move I will post some pictures. Blue is a calming shade, so lets see if it really works! My bedroom is NOT blue..no…I choose a gorgeous warm color: Orange. Yep, orange! Not just an every day orange, I choose African Sunset orange from Dutch Boy. Here is my inspiration picture:
Well, the only place they sell Dutch Boy paint was at Sears hardware, about 30 miles away…Wow, the things you do for the right shade of paint! I had no time to figure out whether Valspar or Behr had a similar color, I am sure they do. No time for that I also had to paint my crown molding:
I stained it a dark walnut (Minwax) , used some rub ‘n buff gold wax and put one coat of poly. Here is the result:
Looks a lot different, right? I have to say, I did this…really quick! Our handyman was about to leave and I really wanted him to attach this to the wall and ceiling. A view of my bedroom wall:
We have lots of natural light and this color makes the room feel warm and sophisticated. I used the orange on two walls and a very very pale grey on the other walls.