~paint colors in our home~{& an idea to steal}

Friday, July 18, 2014

Do you ever go shopping and wonder if the pillow {or whatever it is you are looking at} will match something in your home?
This happens to me all the time, so I finally decided to do something about it.

You've all seen people take stir sticks and put their paint colors on them right?
Well, why not take it a step further and add fabric and wallpaper swatches?


You will need wooden paint stir sticks and book rings to start.


I cut mine down to 6" and sanded the raw edges.


Next, you will need to mark where you are going to drill your hole for the ring.


Using a drill with the appropriate size bit, drill a hole and sand till smooth if necessary. 


Dip each paint stick one by one in your paint colors and hang outside to dry.


Make sure each one is on a separate branch so they don't slide together.


While those are drying you can make some that have wallpaper or fabric swatches.
I simply taped mine on.


You can make individual rooms, or put them all on one ring.
I chose to do individual rooms. 
Label them with a tag that reads which room it belongs to, and simply write on the top of the stir sticks either the color, or what the color belongs too, or both!


That's it!
 It's super simple and small enough you can throw in your bag when you are out shopping.

Now onto our paint colors. All paint colors are in a eggshell finish unless noted.

KITCHEN: 
Cabinets~Ben Moore Dove White
Pantry and island: custom grey green, formula here.
Walls~Ben Moore Revere Pewter

LIVING ROOM & DINING ROOM:
Oatmeal by Ralph Lauren

BOYS ROOM:
Walls: Martha Stewart Seal and Annie Sloan Old White
Bathroom walls: Annie Sloan Country Grey

MASTER BEDROOM:
Walls~Ben Moore Graphite and Ralph Lauren Oatmeal.
Master Bathroom~Ralph Lauren Oatmeal

GIRLS ROOM:
Walls: Valspar Canoe Brown and Ralph Lauren Oatmeal

INTERIOR DOORS:
Mouse ears by Behr {disney}


Let me know if I skipped over anything.
Cheers to the weekend!
xoxo


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