Thursday, April 5, 2012

We Have Paint!!

You are probably thinking "'re alive!" or else you are just here visiting and thinking "What on earth is she talking about?"

I have been taking a little bloggy break. Not that I really wanted to, it just seemed to turn out that way over the past 2 weeks! Yikes! I can't believe it has been 2 weeks since I have written a post!

I have been doing some of this:

Don't get too jealous because I have been doing mostly this:
(She looks much happier doing work than I! Hehe)

You would be proud to know that I do have paint in the entryway! And I am happy with my final decision. As some of you may remember, I have had quite the time deciding on a gray color for my entryway. So many shades of gray! Why do they do that to us!!??

I found a few that I really liked: 1.Graphite 2. Slate 3.Bonsai 4. Colonade Gray 5. Mindful Gray

I really fell in love with Graphite from Restoration Hardware, but felt that it would be too dark in such a small entryway hallway. I am really going to keep this color in mind when I redo my master bath! Colonade Gray and Mindful gray were very soothing, but when the sun came in the front, they were a little on the blue side and I don't have any blue tones downstairs.

So...... I decided to go with Bonsai by Valspar based on the tone on the wall as well as this picture I found online:

This picture sold me right away! A perfect gray that isn't too dark, too light, too blue...just right! It does change color throughout the day. It has a greener tone in the morning and a taupe tone in the evening. I love it!

Here are a couple of pics...(warning: camera wasn't cooperating..bad pics!)

These pictures were also taken with only 1 coat of paint on the walls. I needed two coats to cover up all of those stinkin paint samples! HA!

I am excited to get all my decor items together for this entryway space and hopefully show you all next week!
Look what came the other day:

Ummm..yep! My Carpet Tiles! Now I just have to figure out how to make them all stay together!
Wish me luck!


  1. Amy,

    I just discovered your blog. Yea! I love gray! Congrats on picking your perfect shade. Sometimes I think mine may be too blue.

    Can't wait to keep reading!
    Laura @ cookiecrumbsandsawdust.blogspot

    1. So glad you stopped by! Gray was definitely the hardest color I have ever picked! I am usually not that picky!

  2. I want to redo everything with gray! I wanted to do the nursery that way and found very little bedding to go with gray. Now I look around and there are a ton! So sad. But I love #3 and this is the first time I have looked at them on your blog. I said #3 before I saw what you picked :) I may be copying that color sooner or later!!

  3. Good decision on the paint color; I love the color you chose. I can't wait to see the decorations!


    1. Thanks Samara! I really do love the color..can't wait to show you more soon!

  4. Great start, Amy. I can't wait to see the finished entryway. Glad you're back!


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