Painting The Office

I love Amy Butler fabrics. When I stumbled upon the fact that Graham & Brown had an Amy Butler wallpaper line, I was in love. I drooled over the designs, ordered samples, and set my heart on the Fountain Pattern in Stone.

Amy Butler Fountain Wallpaper in Stone

I held the sample up to the wall and stroked it lovingly, I slept with it under my pillow, and said a little prayer for it each night. Then I priced out how much it was going to cost to wallpaper our teeny tiny office. I need six rolls, at $85 each. That’s $510 in wallpaper! I lost my love for the wallpaper. When did wallpaper get so expensive? The only wallpaper I had ever purchased before was for an accent wall in our master bedroom, and it was $30 a roll, and that roll was a double roll!

The wallpaper dream was gone, but I still loved the combo of the light blue and the dark grey. We decided to add a chair rail to the room and to paint out the chair rail and the wall below a dark grey, and the wall above the chair rail a light blue. With the wallpaper sample in hand, we headed to Home Depot. HD recently changed their policy on dogs, so El Granto & Odin found a shady spot in the grass to wait, and I headed into gather paint swatches. Then we sat under a tree and had a paint discussion, and chose our colours. I normally would always bring the swatches home to view in the room, but we already knew what the general colours looked like in the room, and as the rooms main light source is the skylight, we knew the light would be similar to what we were viewing outside. So we picked our colours:

Behr Antique Tin UL260-21
Behr Gentle Sky UL230-15

We had them mixed, and then carried them home and got to painting.

Painting the Bottom of Wall and Chair Rail
Cutting in the Top Wall Colour
Blue & Grey Walls with White Trim and Doors
Walls & View of Desk

See how sneeky I am, you thought I was going to reveal the whole finished room? Not yet! I’ve got a few more projects to go!



Paint: Behr Premium Plus Ultra Eggshell in Antique Tin UL260-21 & Gentle Sky UL230-15: Home Depot
Frog Tape: Canadian Tire

Tools Used:
Muscles, Paint Roller, Brush, Ladder

Difficulty Level (on a scale of 1-5):

Total Cost: $60

Author: Kristen

Kristen & her husband El Granto & their Vizsla Odin live in a converted Storefront in downtown Toronto.

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