Work in Progress

The painting is done!  These are all "in progress" shots as the room is far from done.  As for the color, it's "custom", which is fancy talk for I mixed some oops paint in my garage. :)  In person it reads as a smokey lavender.

I convinced my hubby to get rid of the hutch on top of the desk, the storage was nice, but the overall look just wasn't what I was going for.  Also, I thought it might be nice to have the desk in front of the window and the hutch wouldn't allow for that. 

It was hard to get an accurate representation of the color, but this picture represents it best.

Reminder of what it looked like before, bright neon green.

It really wasn't terrible, just time for a change.  Here's the desk with the hutch.  Kind of hard to see the green, but you get the idea.

once again, not bad just not "me"  I actually still really love the curtain fabric.  Who knows what I'll do with it now, maybe cover some chairs?

Still to do:
*find light fixture and have ceiling wired for a light fixture
*finish the hutch and accessorize it
*decide on curtains, I'm thinking maybe a broad black and white horizontal stripe
*decide on wall art
*I've got an awesome chair in my garage (got it for FREE) that just needs to painted to replace the existing chair
*possibly add a DIY wood shim starburst mirror

I want to add accents of gray, black, and gold to keep it looking a little more "adult" and not too juvenile. 
I ordered this book from Amazon the other day, can't wait to get it!  You all know I have a thing for anything beachy!  I'm hoping some of the pictures will work well for wall art.  I'll let you know how it is when I get it.

Stay tuned for the updates...


Anonymous said...

Oh my gosh I LOVE this! It already looks amazing. Cant wait to see the end results! :)

Sarah @ Hennessey House said...

wowowowow. it's gorgeous!!! i don't know if i've seen anything like it really, so i love it!

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Love the color. The room is looking fabulous. Hugs, Marty

Ashley Eiban said...

Oh I LOVE that color! Looks great- can't wait to see what else you do with it! :D And if you don't have a project for those curtains- I will buy them! I love them!!

Amanda said...

ahhhhhhhh I LOVE it!!! I can only imagine how much richer it looks in person. You have to pinky promise me you'll let me feature the finished product on my blog!! I like the idea of the wide stripe curtains-black or even a dark smokey gray would be awesome!

The Purse-a-holic said...

Love it! and that "custom" color looks amazing :-)

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jandjhome said...

I love it! What a beautiful color.

lesliesews said...

I am allergic to purple, but this is beautiful. Liberty diploma...nice touch from an old alumni.

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