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Let's Paint!

While I loved a lot about our home before we bought it, there was one thing that I knew I would be changing after moving in--the paint colors!  All three guest rooms and our master bathroom will be getting new coats of paint, as well as the open living room that I mentioned yesterday.

The largest guest room belonged to the previous owner's teenage daughter....hence the coral pink walls.

This next room was a former nursery, and since we plan to use it as such one day as well, we're not worried about painting it just yet.  We'll wait for a baby to come first :)

The last guest room was a safari room for a little boy, complete with bamboo lined walls.  It will be transformed into Jon's man cave.

And last but not least on the "to paint" list is our master bath.  It's a little hard to tell in this picture, but the walls are actually faux finished in a sage green over a beige.  The faux has to go.

So here's what I'm thinking for the new paint colors...

For the coral room, Benjamin Moore Healing Aloe seems to be the winner.  There is only one small window in the room so I wanted to keep the color light and bright.

The safari room will become the man cave with Benjamin Moore's Charcoal Slate up top and white board and batten for the bottom of the walls.  I think the color is masculine and will be a great backdrop for Jon's Navy memorabilia.  Painting half of the walls will bring the drama without making the space too dark (it will function as a second guest room when visitors are in town).

And in our master bath, I'm going to with Valspar's Moutain Smoke, the same color I used here in my mom's dining room.  This room has a lot of light beige tile in it so I wanted to go with a darker tone to add in some contrast for a little dimension.

I'll keep you guys posted on the changes!  Wish me luck!  I'm to get a lot done before Jon gets back from his deployment.  Wouldn't that be such a nice surprise? :)

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