I wish that was true…that I had a real secret room. Wouldn’t it be awesome to have a little room that was hidden behind a door or an oversized mirror? Mine would be filled with extra soft blankets and fluffed pillows that had tins of fancy cookies and champagne with strawberries. There would be no toys in sight and it would have a button I could push that would turn the entire space into ‘nap mode’ where it drowned out all noise and provided a babysitter on site. It would be amazing.
But that’s not the secret room that I’m talking about. I’m talking about the dining room. I’ll explain. Here’s what it started off like, right…
and we sprayed the trim and painted the ceiling…
Then came time for paint! I knew I wanted to go dark. REALLY dark. I didn’t know if it was gonna be brown or navy or dark gray…
but in the end, the dark dark gray by Benjamin Moore called SECRET was the winner. Oh and I do like to try it on all the walls to see how it looks in different light. It’s good to test it like that because there is always that color that has undertones that might come out in the bright area or might be darker than you like in a corner.
It took me two coats (FULLY MIXING THE CANS! because heaven knows nobody wants streaks to happen again.) but in the end, it was exactly what I wanted.
It’s amazing how much it pops out against the white.
I think that in a space that has white halfway up the wall and a lot of white trim work can sport a really dark color easily. It’s probably the safest space to put a dark color in.
And some folks were asking about my high vents…I paint them. I just paint them whatever color the wall is. It helps them disappear.
This is the view back into the foyer and the staircase and reading room.
Then came time for moving back in. I flexed the girl power muscles and did it all myself. Quick tip…turn FLOR tiles upside down and use them as sliders. They work awesome!
This room is definitely a work in progress. I need a recovery drink though…something loaded with protein after that furniture moving 🙂
So now that you have seen my secret room…I wanna hear about yours…anyone with a fantasy secret room? Dish.