For the last 10 years I have lived all but one year in dorm rooms and apartments that were white. And I wasn't allowed to paint.
When we moved last year one of the first things I did was find paint chips of the colors I wanted for all the rooms. But someone wouldn't let me paint while I was pregnant or afterwards with Noah in the house. Kind of hard to do when the baby wants to nurse in the middle of the day!
Since we have finally graduated to not having to nurse in the middle of the day the boys all went to my parent's house yesterday and I painted. Whoop!
One wall in the boy's room (yes, there is a baby in that bed, it was nap time and I needed a picture with light before it was too late!)
and one wall in the living room. I absolutely LOVE how it turned out!
I used the Natura paint by Benjamin Moore because it was supposed to be actually no VOC's, but I was still a little high after 5 hours over a paint can, even with ventilation. Or maybe my headache was because I didn't get enough sleep the night before. Either way, this paint is acrylic as opposed to latex and I'm not sure how it's going to work out. It seems to scratch really easily (even with 2 coats) so I'm a bit worried as to how well it will hold up to the boys. But maybe it just needs more time to dry fully and get hard. We'll see!
I have grand intentions for the rest of these cream colored walls too! The rest of the living room will be a tan color and the boys room will be a very light blue, more periwinkle than powder blue though, I don't like that shade! Now to find another time for it...
What do you think? Do you like bold colors? If you could repaint in your house what would you change?