A Warm Welcome to Silky Bamboo

This weekend,  we finally FINALLY decided on a grasscloth for Greta’s room and got it ordered (woot!).  We realized it was so tough deciding because we were trying to coordinate all of these natural, warm-toned grasscloths with gray paint.  Which is doable, I’m sure, but it was making my eyes crazy!  The grasscloth samples were turning our beloved Gray Owl paint (seriously–beloved) very cool toned (especially in a north facing room) and throwing everything off.  When Chris suggested, “we could always change the paint color, pick a wallpaper you really love” BAM! I narrowed it down to two and then one. We went with a real grasscloth, instead of the faux ones we were eyeing a little while ago and I am anxious/nervous/excited for it to get here and dive in and share that whole experience with you.
But back to the paint color. Fortunately, painting a room is no big deal to us anymore and we can crank it out pretty quickly.  The other good news was we only paid $4 for the gallon of Gray Owl thanks to a Groupon we picked up last year, so it wasn’t a financial biggie either.  This time around we decided on Behr’s Silky Bamboo, which is a warm, super-light taupe.  And this time, we skipped painting the accent wall, which is making it look a little more yellow-y in this photo.

Breaking open a can of taupe-y beige paint was a new experience for me.  We tend to stick with grays or dark dramatic tones around here, but the color on the walls–although might seem a little boring–will be the perfect backdrop for the art and window treatments we have planned for the room.

Our room is painted a brownish tone (Martha Stewart’s Mushroom) so it coordinates well to have another warm-toned room right across the hall.  Ahem, the gray hall. And most importantly, will coordinate with the grasscloth we selected. At least it better. Ahhhh, it better.

Bottom line, bye bye Gray Owl. Hello, Silky Bamboo. Hope you stay awhile. Have you ever painted over a room within a week?  A month? A day?!  We aren’t new to that game.  I painted over our entire stenciled hallway shortly after I completed the project because I just didn’t love it.  And really, you should love your home, right?!



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