Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Ashes (See Jane Paint)

Behr Paint and Primer in Ashes, PB bedding, Homegoods striped pillows, and Skyline headboard
As you may know, I painted my room a couple weeks ago and while doing so, learned a few things about myself in the process.  First, I need to work out.  I made a few rolls with the extended roller and Eric decided that he could push harder.  He could and he did...time to get back to the gym.  Next, I'm more of a 'paint the trim' kinda gal.  I have more patience when it comes so small nooks and crannies, so the trade-off worked out well.  Lastly, I'm a pretty good taper and I really enjoyed doing it.  I may never know why I found it so therapeutic.

Although I painted, please still consider this photo a "before" shot.  I plan on doing a little more decorating and will be sure to share an "after" (so far I have a bed, dresser, night stands...yeah, that's it).   Also, the lighting makes it look a bit taupe-y here, but I assure you it's very gray.

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27 comments

Josie said...

I love the gray! What a great shade for a bedroom. And I too tend to be better at brush-painting little nooks and crannines.
xo Josie
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Neris / Fashion Fractions said...

Love the shade you picked for your bedroom! can't wait to see some more photos ;)

xxx,


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Bridget said...

Looks great - I love the colour. And the striped pillows are gorgeous. Can't wait to see more

La Petite Olga said...

Looks great! Next time I'm painting you can come over for taping... I hate doing that ;-)

xx Olga
La Petite Olga

RosaLovesDC said...

I love it!

Brooke said...

Looks fantastic.
I find sweeping the porch therapeutic, sometimes it's just the little things :)

Things That Sparkle said...

It looks great! And PS I will hire you just to come tape, I hate taping! I have zero patience.

Libby Bates (miss lib) said...

the gray looks great with the bed. I love your bedding! Where are they from?

jillian :: cornflake dreams. said...

painting is the pits. we painted our entire apt before we moved in and it took forever! xoxo jillian:: cornflake dreams

Blue said...

Most impressive before picture I have ever seen... Excited for the "after"!

Cara said...

I adore!!

Bud and Leo said...

Love it! The wall behind my bed is a similar color... it goes well w/ everything :)

Katherine Sawma said...

Anna, ove that headboard!!
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Courtney Erin said...

I think that's a great paint color - I can't wait to see the fully completed after shots!

xoxo ~ Courtney
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sara tee said...

tweak is a great book C: crazy as hell, love it

sara tee.

Collections said...

The paint color looks great.


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In Pursuit of Style said...

Looks great! I love the variety of brown shades.

In Pursuit of Style

debbiecutieface said...

it looks lovely so far!

marissa at the boot said...

ooh i adore your bedding! and the headboard! sounds like you two make the perfect painting team. want to come over and do my living room? :)

MG said...

It turned out great!

lauren said...

it looks great anna! we just moved and i'm itching to revamp our bedroom, can't wait to get myself to home goods!

love your blog :)

Taylor said...

You can tape for me anyday, I'll paint! LOL Looks great, can't wait to see more!

Alicia said...

Look at you! I'm impressed with your painting skills. I hope to one day soon, live in an apt / house that I can paint! Looking forward to seeing the "after" photo ;) although I think it's looking pretty great so far!

this free bird said...

I love it and can guarantee you that painting is a lot more fun than 5lb weights. Especially since a 5lb weight can hit you in the head on the way back down. Not pretty.

xo,
C

Nikki said...

Hooray for us painting ladies! I've painted my room last week too ^^ my wrist still hurts, I had to do it all by myself, haha ^^ x

His and Hers said...

This may be a "before" shot, but the room's looking awesome so far! Love the wall color and all the bedding. Can't wait to see the "after"!

His and Hers said...

This may be a "before" shot, but the room's looking awesome so far! Love the wall color and all the bedding. Can't wait to see the "after"!