It's time to paint the bedroom

Fall is in the air. The days are bright, the air is dry. It's a perfect time to paint. I'm hoping to obliterate the yellow from one more room in our house this coming weekend. If only we could decide on a color...

Don't the kitties make nice accessories?

As you can see, our quilt pretty much has the entire rainbow in it. I've narrowed it down to something on the warmer side, since the main floor is largely cool tones. But, of course, I'm always trying to get purple in there somewhere. And since we didn't use it in the living room...

I'm envisioning purple walls, with red curtains, and wood toned mini-blinds on the window. I also have a dressing table to paint, which I want to place under the window, as long as I can convince Greg that it doesn't block the heater too much. It might be cool to paint the dresser a slightly darker shade of purple...maybe with red drawer pulls? 

Greg really likes the color on the left the best out of these. (after I overruled the more orangey/rust tones that he really liked best. I just can't do it!) We're both a little concerned that it's too dark. We need to evaluate the colors again tonight. And I really like the color of the furniture better against the purples. Really, I'm not just saying that. 

Any thoughts?

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Coming soon, the new living room coffee table. I just put the last coat of polyacryllic on it today. Once I have a final after shot, I will tell you all about it. 


  1. I know you love purple, but what about a grayish sage-y green? Like one of the gray colors in the bottom middle square on your quilt in the picture? It would really make the colors of your quilt pop. And if it's got green tones in it, it would look great against the reddish brown wood. Just my 2 cents! :)

  2. Liz, I can see what you mean about that popping the colors, but what you might not know is that despite my love of purple, I've been living with much more green than purple since I met my darling husband! II need a room without green! 'm going for a more analogous warmer look in this room as a contrast to the coolness of the teal, gray, purple, green of our main floor.

  3. I love the idea of red pulls on a purple dresser. I know you will pick just the right purple!


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