I haven't been feeling the paint in my art room for a year+ and have wanted to repaint. But I was too lazy. And scared. I really wanted to paint it a very dark blue, but dark colors intimidate me. Thankfully, while visiting Sara and Nikki on the roadtrip I saw some beautifully painted dark rooms and got the courage and inspiration to finally do it myself.
Here is Sara's art room
Isn't that awesome???
And here is Nikki and her awesome family in their dining room
I looooove that plum color. Nikki also has several other rooms painted with darker colors and they all look positively awesome.
So I finally bit the bullet, drove my ass to HD and picked a color from my Ben Moore paint deck while sitting at the paint counter. No laboring over a decision, I was just going to go for it. I picked "Black Horizon" and got all nervous. But I was doing it!
I got home to an empty art room (still with everything in the front room) and started taking all the pictures down from the walls and patching, then priming all the patches. Then, I was ready
I got the paint (that Chris was a little skeptical of), laid down a drop cloth and got to work cutting in
And then the rolling started
And holy crap in my pants the SECOND the color was going on I loved it. It is very dark (Chris kept mentioning it when he'd walk in to see the progress), but this room gets a ton of natural light thanks to two 5x3 windows that are south and west facing. Plus, there really isn't a ton of wall space that isn't taken up by something (2 windows, 3 doors, an archway, a shelving unit that takes up nearly an entire wall), so it's the perfect room to get my feet dark-color-wet. It took me about 5 hours to get 2 coats up (the cut ins took forever because there is a lot of trim to get around), but in the end, it looks amazing!
It was hard to photograph Saturday night when it was done
But Sunday morning with the early light I was able to get a really good representation of the color
Thanks for giving me the courage to paint this room the color I really wanted Sara and Nikki!