Last week, I busted the single shelf and clothing bar out of Greta's closet to prep for paint and her closet makeover. The shelf and bar came out pretty quickly, but I was reminded of how bad the walls were in the rest of her room when we moved in. Answer: ba-ad.
In addition to all of the pencil/crayon marks it also looked like someone shot a BB gun at the walls. There was lots of spackle action before I could paint. Almost 900 of you chimed in about the paint color for Greta's closet in our reader's choice poll, and "bold pink" won by only 90ish votes. We had a lot of fun pin-pointing exactly which pink we were going for. The pink present in Greta's art and even in her throw is a cool pink and we knew we wanted something bold--we landed on Benjamin Moore's Peony. It is really deep with cool undertones and almost matches the fabric in the shadowbox exactly. Here's how it looks in Greta's closet:
This was my first time painting with a bright, bold pink and I was surprised it took just as many coats as our almost-black walls in the living room! Even with three coats, I was still able to get by using just a quart of paint (although I ended up having to buy two because of the accident).
I ended up painting the whole interior--the ceiling, the interior header wall--everything. Is that normal? It felt normal--although this is the first closet I've painted. If it isn't the norm I will say, it took more paint--but it made for quick edging work. Worth it! Chris and I are charmed by the results and Greta is completely over the moon about her new pink closet, I almost feel bad putting clothes back in.
Now, we are crossing our t's on the details of the closet makeover (which includes new knobs for the exterior--fear not) and can't wait to share the plans and get started this week. Stay tuned, friends.