Make that a tentative drum roll, that is. Maybe just a little bongo instead of a snare drum. I have to give that disclaimer because I'm not sure I like the results myself, but here it is.
The guest bedroom is painted. It's not done, because I'm still planning the bedding, window treatments, lighting, accessories,
etc., but I used what I have on hand to make it liveable. Since my nieces are arriving any
day now, I just wanted to get some fresh paint on the walls of their
guest room. But I didn't have time to take the doors down to properly paint them and strip the hardware, so just squint hard to ignore the minty green. So here it is, my unusual color choice of...SMURPLE (that
is, Sarah's Murky Purple).
This is a very new shade for
me. In fact, it's a new shade for anyone, because it's a bit of our
own concoction. It was intended to be Sherwin Williams Chinchilla, but
due to some irregularities with their formulas, they couldn't get it to match their own sample. Jeff and I had to play with
it until we got what we wanted (though I'm not sure now it's what I wanted, or maybe it was and I just don't want it anymore)!
I actually think the color looks better in the pictures than it does in real life. It can take on a very blah brown hue at times. This room has
large west-facing windows and gets a lot of strong afternoon sunlight,
so I know it can handle a dark, rich color, but I'm not sure this is the shade. I really wanted to make the
lovely molding more prominent, and the contrast between the dark
background and the creamy trim does certainly accentuate that.
This room is still in store for lots of changes. We haven't even decided if this is the furniture we will use in here. We have an antique iron bed that I would prefer to see, but placement gets tricky because of all the doors and windows. I also have
an antique mantle stored in the shop, and one of these days we'll see
about opening up the old firebox in this room. The hearthplate and
chimney are hidden in the bumpout behind the dresser, but I can just imagine the white
mantle centered on that wall, under the pastoral painting. So stay tuned
for future developments in the Smurple (or maybe not) bedroom!