One Room Challenge Week #2: Paint Possibilities

Hello friends!

As I get rolling with week two the One Room Challenge, I’ll admit, I’m off to a slow start.  I blame Easter Sunday and Root Canal Monday.  You haven’t heard of Root Canal Monday?  It’s where you spend three hours at the dentist in misery while feeling the “zing” of tooth pain a couple of times as the anesthetic wears off.  It’s loads of fun.

However, I am moving forward and making some progress.  Despite my Instagram offer of free candy to toddlers in the area who would like to peel the remaining wallpaper down in my master bath, I had no takers.  So, I finished it off myself, and it’s got me thinking about paint for both the walls and the vanity.

I recently saw a photo of a repainted kitchen, and was immediately smitten with the color of the island, and knew it had to be mine.

The color is “Railings” by Farrow and Ball.


Well, we don’t have Farrow & Ball around here, but my paint guy is a magician with his computer and paint mixer, so he was able to pull up a close match to their formula in my favorite cabinet paint – Benjamin Moore’s Advance.  So, at least one decision has been made.

Awhile back, I had purchased paint for the bathroom walls as well.  I’m on the fence, but it’s definitely an option.  I chose Gray Wisp, by Benjamin Moore.  It’s almost an exact match to Restoration Hardware’s Silver Sage.



I think the two colors could work well together, don’t you?  If not, it’s just paint, and I’ll find something that works.  

So, let’s try to imagine these colors in my bathroom, shall we?  Can you see it?

As for new hardware, I’m thinking of going with a polished chrome.  Maybe something like this:


 Or this:

And maybe knobs like this:


There you have it – some forward movement, and I’ll take whatever I can get when it comes to this space.  I’ll get there! 

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  • Reply
    Cassie @ Primitive & Proper
    April 9, 2015 at 12:48 pm

    oh girl, you know i love that color!

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    Jennifer @ Dimples and Tangles
    April 9, 2015 at 2:12 pm

    That island color is fabulous, Jenny! Hope your mouth is feeling better. 😉

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    pam {simple details}
    April 9, 2015 at 5:54 pm

    So pretty Jenny! Sometimes choosing everything is harder than the labor! 🙂

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    Lisa @ Shine Your Light
    April 10, 2015 at 12:25 am

    Oh my friend, I feel for you with that root canal. I have two behind me, two to go. Isn't it fun having your mouth stretched wide open for hours at a time too? I think you have made tons of progress in your bathroom, considering all that wallpaper removal!!! I loooooove your vanity color!! AAHAH!! LOVE! What about white walls – no? Too boring?

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    Kris @ Driven by Décor
    April 10, 2015 at 4:34 am

    Love, love that cabinet color! Hope you're feeling better after your root canal – that does not sound like fun.

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    Linda {Calling it Home}
    April 11, 2015 at 1:21 am

    Oh how I wish I did not know your pain. I understand! Love that island and would want that color, too. I think those colors would look great together, but I would need to see samples up on the wall. Sorry, that's the limit of my imagination. Great hardware.

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    Claire Brody
    April 14, 2015 at 5:23 pm

    I think those colors would be beautiful together! Hope you are feeling better!

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    Erin @ the-organized-life
    April 14, 2015 at 9:21 pm

    LOVE the paint colors! I think they'll love beautiful together! Also loving the hardware. Hope you're doing well after root canal Monday.

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    The Sane
    April 15, 2015 at 9:07 am

    Wow classic paint colours – keep it up

    for those interested in colour shadings –
    Shades in Nepal
    Walls Nepal
    Color Nepall
    Beautiful Interior Wall Colours in Nepal

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