The office makeover continues! (insert crowd goes wild here – or just really bored moms with Cheerios stuck to the bottom of their fuzzy slippers saying ‘umm…okay’)
If you are new to this game, let me tell you what we’ve been up to…first we started with a very ugly & messy office. It was painted the very breathtaking colors of Poo & Eww.
After two coats of sprayer-painting was complete, we were left with one heck of a brighter lighter space. (you can see the before and afters in the link above).
Now comes the part in this story when I tell you about picking colors for the upper part of the wall.
You probably would guess that it would entail some sort of emotional breakdown on my part where I end up on the floor telling Jeremy to just pick a color because (and I quote) “I CAN’T HANDLE ANY MORE DECISIONS! I AM ONE GIANT SMELLY BRAIN FART AND I AM GOING TO SPONTANEOUSLY COMBUST IF I HAVE TO CHOOSE…AND YOU DON’T WANNA LIGHT THIS FART ON FIRE!” And if you guessed that…you probably would be right. It’s kindof amazing that I ever got pregnant. or got him to marry me…or date me…or speak to me in general. I’ll be the first to admit that.
In the end, we ended up going with Benjamin Moore’s Palladian Blue. It’s a great muted but still slightly vibrant greenish blue that looked good with the adjoining office bathroom and was pretty enough to fulfill my dreams of a Kate-Spade-ish office space. Did I mention that? I totally want this space to be girly and happy with pops of color and inspiring just like the feeling I get when I peruse KateSpade.com.
For all you folks wondering – here’s what we used for the paint agenda – 2 coats of Olympic’s Zero VOC premium in Eggshell colormatched to Benjamin Moore’s Palladian Blue for the upper part of the walls, 1 coat of Kilz Premium waterbased primer & 1-2 coats of Valspar’s Premium Bright White Base in eggshell (no color or tint added) on the lower part of the walls and the ceiling.
(note – I normally use semi-gloss on trim – and flat on ceilings – but since we were spraying them all, I split the difference with Eggshell)
It also helped soothe my hyper-emotionalism when I saw how lovely my pots looked with the new wall color. The front one is from the discount shelf at Target and the back one is from Lowe’s (love love love the color and the drippy bits).
I was able to help with the painting….as in I did all the rest of the painting all by myself (which to a toddler mom, two hours of silence is like a vacation). I must admit, it felt really good to get something done. And God bless the inventors of the zero VOC paint. I mean, this baby would probably be born with three arms otherwise…although that could be kind of awesome when it comes to sports – like wrestling or swimming.
And now through the magic of the internet – here is the finished walls!
It looks crazy weird at this angle – but it’s actually much bluer…
and yes, once the paper comes up off the floor, it actually looks different (I’m such a tease!)
Next up – new lighting (err…old lighting in a new home)…and some furniture makeovers.
Oh and for the sake of keeping it real – yes, whenever I am making over a space, I move everything into a different room. It looks like a bomb went off. In this case, the office exploded into the dining room and the foyer. I call it my ever-migrating mess. It just moves from one place to another. I would call it my diminishing migrating mess…but that would be a lie. It never gets smaller 🙂
Okay – now here’s where it gets even more real. Like unzip those harem pants and hold onto your underroos kinda real. I am going to attempt to post the furniture makeovers, the lighting redo and the big office reveal….
all of em…
Still got your panties? Me too. Which is good…because I might pee a little I am so excited. Hope you stick around for the ride!
Update : Looking for more info on something you see in our house? We have a Shop the Bower House page with paint colors and links to accessories, furniture and decor!