Do you have a room in your house that is a complete disaster? One where you make sure the door is closed anytime you have company so they aren’t appalled by the way you live?
Well, I actually have two of those rooms, but I decided to conquer my laundry room first.
Let me prepare you my friends. We have lived in our home for 9 years, and we have not done one thing to this room in that time, except for add a bunch of hoard to it. I have no idea how things like dog clothes, purses, hair bands, etc. made their way into this room.
When I was contacted by Pittsburgh Paint and Stain about doing a room makeover together I knew just what room to tackle.
First of all, I made my way to Menard’s (who is one of their paint retailers) and picked out my paint.
The colors I chose were Delicate White and Julep Green. Pittsburgh Paints has color fan decks that you can purchase that have really large-sized paint swatches. I hate getting the normal paint cards with the tiny little boxes of color, only to realize after you’re halfway through the project that it wasn’t right. Having the larger size really helps you know if you have picked out the right color.
Another thing that Menards has are these great little light boxes that you can stick your swatches under and see what the color will look like under the different lighting that you have at home. Sorry the picture is terrible but my camera was focusing in on the lights.
Once we got home, we decided that the hanging clothes rod between the wall and the cabinet needed to go. The only clothes that ever got hung on there, had been on there so long they were no longer in style. It had more or less become a clothes purgatory between our closet and Goodwill.
We decided another set of cabinets would be more practical for us.
When we went to our area hardware stores to check out their cabinet selections, we found out the cheapest ones were $150 which, was more than this cheapo wanted to spend. So the hubby checked out Craigslist and found some that were a pretty close match for less than $50.
I started by painting the walls Julep Green. The paint that I used was from Pittsburg Paint’s Grand Distinction line, which was a paint and primer in one.
It went on very smoothly, and it shockingly only took one coat! The trim and cabinets took me a couple of coats since it was on a darker surface.
You can also go to the Pittsburgh Paint Pinterest Board to see examples of other projects completed using their paint and check out their wide selection of colors.
I had never stenciled an entire room before, so I had no idea what to expect. I’m not going to lie, it took me several days to do this. The stencils are easy to use but to do a whole room takes a bit of time. The paint that I used to stencil is an opalescent color, so you might not be able to see all parts of it from the pictures, but you can in real life.
I really loved how it turned out though!
If you go to the Pittsburgh Paint FB page, they are hosting six paint product giveaways on our FB page now through Feb 2015! Go and win some for yourself!