The install is happening TODAY!
How did this all go down? Ya'll know I had to have this paper *somewhere* in my house! Literally about a month ago, I was walking around my house with the sample swatch desperately trying to find it's home. That's when it happened. That light bulb moment. I recalled Annie Selke's garage painted in brightly colored vertical stripes (see here). This transcended into her mudroom. She was quoted saying "Why live like a cave dweller?"
|Annie Selke's Garage Makeover Courtesy House Beautiful|
Suddenly, it all made sense! Now granted, I'm not painting vertical stripes in my garage/mudroom. But it's the same concept. Why can't a transitional, usually functional space have pizazz and spunk!?
Introducing, the before photos of my mudroom. It will never be the same again. (Thank Goodness)
And Annie, honey, thank you for the inspiration that I've held onto for years! I have finally put it to good use!!!
I decided to go the turquoise route for starters. I am starting with Benjamin Moore Tropicana Cabana 2048-50 first. I've done the first coat. Will let it sit overnight and see how it looks once the paper is installed tomorrow. If it's not bold enough I also bought the next darker turquoise, Ben Moore Poolside Blue 2048-40. If I'm not in love with that, then I'll do the black lacquer!
Look for "after" photos of the mudroom later this week!