Goodbye Pink, Hello Beige

I admit it was a little sad for me to paint over the pink walls in Hollis’ room. But that sadness only lasted about 4.5 seconds. After I got that first coat of beige on the walls, I was actually really excited and motivated to finish it out. Beige is NOT usually my favorite, but in this case it really freshened up the room and made for an awesome blank canvas. I could think more clearly in there and it instantly felt calmer. Perfect for a little toddler and brand new baby to rest and get a FULL nights sleep. Right? Crossing my fingers on that one.

The room is not anywhere near finished, but I thought I would give a quick update on the paint I picked so you can see what direction things are heading in. We started out with a bubblegum pink, and now things are getting a nice, neutral face lift. The cheapest face lift ever. In fact, it was totally free so far. I ended up using leftover paint from the playroom and kitchen.

Here’s where we started:

IMG_20150114_142726 IMG_1765I decided to go with a light beige on three walls and a dark gray accent wall as a backdrop for the beds.

IMG_2355 IMG_2352 IMG_2344I kept the gold polka dot wall decals that were over Hollis’ bed because I want to keep the things she really likes. I’m so glad I ended up getting those decals instead of painting them on. They were really easy to remove and add to the other wall. I even used the left over large dots I had and framed them to hang over the crib to tie them in on the baby’s side.

IMG_2368I also ended up painting the dresser from white/mint to the same gray as the wall. It was sort of a spontaneous makeover, but I’m glad I did it, I think it ties in with the gray wall so much better. And I LOVE it with the gold handles.

So that’s it. It felt really good to just pull everything out of the room and start over. I’m slowly adding things back into the room, but I’m trying not to overdo it. I really want to keep the calm, peaceful feeling I’m getting from the room now, but I definitely plan on adding in some color and fun!



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