So here's a little update on the powder room...
It occurred to me that I don't think I've ever posted pictures of it. So here's a snap:
It looks a little orange in this picture (due to my limited photography skills) but it's actually hot pink.
Or it was.
When I first bought this place, I wanted this room to make a statement because the rest of my house is so neutral. And I'm happy that I gave the pink a shot. But it was too overpowering for that little space and it just didn't work.
It was sort of like being in an oven. Or a phone booth in hell.
Either way, not the ambiance I was hoping for....
But changing it proved difficult because I didn't know what I wanted to do.
Several people suggested wallpaper but I didn't want to make that kind of investment in there.
So I agonized about paint.
Then I saw these pictures in House Beautiful:
The color is called 'Driftscape Tan' by Benjamin Moore. It's tan on the chip but it has 'amethyst' undertones. I fell in love with it from the moment I saw it.
The upshot is that I've always wanted to paint the powder room purple - without, you know - painting it purple....
This is why I'm hoping the Driftscape Tan will work.
Here's a shot of the paint chip:
As you can see, it's not 'purple' on the chip but from what I read, it looks purple on the wall. In a 'complex color' sort of way.
Yes. I know. I think way, way too much about paint....
But I'm hoping this color will get it done. I figure at worse it'll just look 'tan'.
And the really, really cool thing I'm excited about is this rug I just picked up for in there from One King's Lane:
$22.00 y'all! That's not a typo. Twenty-two dollars!
I'm super excited about it.
I think that in order to get this paint to pull purple I need to put some purple accessories around it.
The painter is coming today. Keep your fingers crossed for me? Please???