You guys, I am so excited about how our master closet is turning out so far! We are entering week 2 of the project and I just completed painting the room, along with that big feature wall that I talked about in my previous post. In that post I said I would go into more detail about my feature wall, and so that's what I'm going to do.
I mentioned how I saw this wallpaper and fell in love and knew this would be the inspiration behind my entire design for the closet.
I looked at quite a few different sources that carried this wallpaper and priced it out, and while it is a pretty affordable wallpaper, I also know that I have a very small budget for this closet, and it was a bit too pricey for me to be able to incorporate this into the design. So, I got to thinking......and thinking....and me being adventurous and also loving any kind of creative project, I decided to try and paint it. I am by no means an artist or have any experience painting, but I love a good challenge. This was also much more cost effective. The wallpaper itself would have been about $450 vs the $80 that I spent for all of the paint and supplies for the entire room. Plus, if I ever grow tired of it, I can just paint over it!
The nice thing about this, is paint colors are usually one of the last things I would choose for a room. I know this might be a bit of a surprise just because a lot of people tend to choose paint first, but if I were to put an actual wallpaper up, I would order the wallpaper first, and then take a wallpaper sample with me to choose colors so I have it in person when choosing paint. There are so many paint color options and shades, and so one color that you think may go well with the picture on the screen, might not be the best choice. So always pick paint last after you've gotten your other finish samples in.
But in this scenario, I can choose whatever colors I like. So I jet off to Home Depot to gather my paint supplies and choose my colors. I brought along a picture of the wallpaper to reference. When I was looking for the colors, I knew I needed my main wall color for the majority of the room, and then the accent colors for my feature wall. I also knew that I needed them to coordinate. So in order to make sure that the colors meshed well, I chose three different paint groups of the main colors I needed.
I loved the PPG Nevergreen for my all over color and got this in a flat sheen. to ensure that my feature wall coordinated I choose different shades of green from the same grouping. I did the same thing for my pinks and purples as well. You don't need a whole lot for the accent colors, so to save money just order samples. Overall this is what I got on my shopping trip:
1 Gal Nevergreen- Flat
1 Qt Nevergreen - Satin
1 Sample Seaweed Wrap- Flat
1 Sample Wandering Willow - Flat
1 Sample Misty Meadow - Flat
1 Sample Cappucino Bombe - Flat
1 Sample Just Rosey - Flat
1 Sample Belle of the Ball - Flat
1 Sample Eagle Eye - Flat
1 Sample Gray Violet - Flat
1 Sample of Jack Rabbit - Flat
I had a can of Extra White paint in Satin laying around so I just used this
edging brush - I love the Woodster Shortcut brush for this