Monday, January 25, 2010

Bye Bye Barney

If you've never read my blog before, you might look at these before pictures of our guest bedroom and think - wow, poor girl, she has to paint over the scary purple walls that the previous owners left behind

However, if you've read of my past experiments in paint color, you would realize that I tend to make terrible choices in the perfect hue department.

Recall 2009, when I decided to paint an accent wall "Purple Blanket," and the result was pretty scary.  The paint chip insinuated a rich deep color, but the real life look was BarneyEvil Barney.

So a year or so later, I finally got around to changing it.  A few hours and lost brain cells later from the Kilz, I had a nice white wall ready to go.  Bye Bye Barney.  I painted that wall "Manhattan Mist" like the other walls are, and I'm very happy with the result.  The color is a warm gray with just a touch of purple.  It goes well with the black furniture and bedding, and I can bring in purple as a small accent color, instead of giving it a whole monster wall.

I still need to decorate above the bed.  I've had these three wooden frames from Ikea for quite a while now, just haven't yet found the perfect fabric to wrap them in yet. 

So, this means we have a non-scary room for guests now - any takers??


  1. You crack me up. I think it looks good, but I really like all of your choices....I never would have called it "Barney," but then again, I am not gifted in the design/color choosing arena either. We actually painted this weekend too, and by "we" I mean "me, by myself". I was sick of our green bedroom, so now it is "mocha". You will have to come see. :)

  2. I'm in! :)
    I read your "evil Barney" blurb to my husband and we both were in stitches.
    I have repainted my hall 2.5 times if it makes you feel better. Those paint chips are deceiving!!!

  3. also... :::gasp::: I'M ON YOUR BLOGREEL!!!! I feel so loved! Thank you!!!


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