Monday, January 31, 2011

Playroom Paint

I get emails on occasion asking for the paint colors we used in the playroom.  So I thought I would share them in a post inspired by the Nesting Place paint party.

We'll start with the wall color, I used Benjamin Moore's Aura paint in Caribbean Mist. Aura paint is my favorite, it covered really dark red walls in here with just two coats. You can read my post about the incredible Aura paint here where I share a few painting tips and some of my favorite painting music. You have to have good music playing when you paint right?


The trees and birds were painted by Mr. 65th Avenue using Olympic paint from Lowe's. The tree trunk and branches are Kodiak and Guacamole was used for any green.

For the white leaves we used leftover trim and bookcase paint. It was Home Depot's Fresh Aire line. I didn't have it tinted, it's just off the shelf white. I wouldn't buy it again because it was so watery and hard to work with but it's a no voc paint so it was worth a try. I do have to say that the paint on the bookcases has held up really well considering the everyday abuse...I mean use. ;)




The little birds are Sweet Taffy by Ben Moore that I had Lowe's tint in a sample size Olympic paint. The music note and beak were done with paint pens that you can find at craft stores for a few bucks.


It's nice to have all these colors listed together in one place...I never wrote them down so I was always running down to the basement looking through paint cans when someone asked for them, I would always forget one of them. I'm silly like that!

Looks like we might get snowed in tomorrow and Wednesday, that could be fun...or not. It's been a while since we've had a big snow storm like they are predicting.

16 comments:

  1. Cute! I love seeing the details and the pic of Mr. 65th in action. wish he could come over here and paint a few walls. your daughter must love her playroom - it's picture perfect!

    ReplyDelete
  2. That room is just too cute for words! The perfect girl's playroom ;)

    Snow...I wouldn't mind getting again, but I have to say I am really dreaming of spring right now!! Sometimes it's fun to have a nice lazy snowday though :)

    ReplyDelete
  3. Oh.My.Gosh. That is the cutest room ever! What a lucky little girl (and most talented parents)!

    ReplyDelete
  4. That room is still so freaking cute. Can I come over and play? Just think of all the pretend food I could whip up in that kitchen! the little birds are so perfect. It is nice to have everything just where you need it huh? I do the same when I need to know what color I used where. I wish I was smart enough to write it on the cans though!

    ReplyDelete
  5. I am keeping your space in my mind for when/if I have a little baby girl!
    (p.s. I would love for you to join in on my giveaway!)

    ReplyDelete
  6. That is just the cutest room! I am in love with those little birds!

    ReplyDelete
  7. Fun details! I am about ready to start working on our play room. Thanks for some fun ideas! I love the music notes! What a fun little addition.

    ReplyDelete
  8. Love your room. Great job and great choice of colors. beautiful

    ReplyDelete
  9. Love this room! The paint pen was a great idea too! Bundle up!

    ReplyDelete
  10. The room is adorable! Stay warm!!

    ReplyDelete
  11. Thanks for visiting my blog! I LOVE your playroom! It must have been so much fun to put together!!

    ReplyDelete
  12. the room is so special.
    really beautiful.
    i hope you are enjoying your snow days:)

    ReplyDelete
  13. That is so cute Londen, and seeing hubs with paint brush in hand...priceless!

    ReplyDelete
  14. I still can't believe that mural was hand painted. Such a great job! Have bookmarked for future use one day! :)

    ReplyDelete
  15. I love the painting of the pink bird. Really nice.

    ReplyDelete

 

Site design by FABULOUS K CREATIVE