Sherwin-Williams National Painting Week is here and it’s time to get inspired to tackle those spring painting and home improvement projects! All it takes is a little paint and color to completely change the look and feel of your space. This week, I’m teaming up with several talented bloggers to share our room makeovers, color inspiration, project ideas, and helpful tips. Today I’m thrilled to show off my completed Dorian Gray family room reveal with gallery wall!
The Color Palette
To update this space, I chose a beautiful gray and blue color palette which gives the room a soothing coastal vibe, perfect for summer. Below is a before and after picture of my family room showing the simple changes I made. The before picture was taken back in September during my fall home tour. The tan wall color is SW 6156 Ramie. With a new gray rug in this space, I needed an updated wall color and SW7010 Dorian Gray was the perfect choice! Dorian Gray blends seamlessly with my gray trellis rug and works much better with the cream couch.
Above the board and batten, I used two coats of Sherwin-Williams Harmony Interior Acrylic Latex paint in an eggshell finish. This was my first time using the Sherwin-Williams Harmony line and I absolutely loved it! It is a zero VOC formula. Did you catch that? ZERO! Yay for no fumes! This paint actually helps reduce indoor odors from pets, cooking and smoke, and it can improve your overall air quality by reducing other VOC levels in your home. It was so easy to work with and covered my old paint like a dream. I’ll definitely be purchasing from the Harmony line again!
Tip: Bring your color palette into your accessories by using elements from nature that complement your palette and the season.”
To freshen up my end table, I swapped the wood-chips that were previously in my glass lamp with shells that I’ve collected over the years. I potted some white Phlox in a painted terracota pot and added a sea star to the table. It is a simple yet beautiful update!
The back walls of the room are done in SW 6204 Sea Salt and for this makeover I just touched them up a bit. I have Sea Salt in the kitchen and haven’t tired of it yet. I love how this gray bluish-green hue looks with the Dorian Gray.
Tip: Updating your toss pillow covers and window treatments is a simple way to change your color palette and refresh a space.”
Last year, I replaced most of my poly-fill toss pillows with feather pillows and can now change the look of my sectional in minutes. I make or purchase inexpensive pillow covers and create an entirely different look with little time or expense. For spring/summer, I used two different blue-patterned pillows, a fun love-script pillow, and a gray graphic striped pillow.For the windows, I created faux roman shades using the same fabric as the dining room curtains.
For the coffee table, a few new accessories and a blue mixing bowl filled with tulips create the perfect welcome to warmer weather!
My Pomeranians are always put out when I’m refreshing a room because it cuts into their nap-time. They certainly seem to have made themselves at home on the newly spruced-up sofa!
Gallery Wall with DIY Herringbone Doors
The opposite side of my family room had this sad expanse of wall that was lacking in character and personality. It needed some serious help, and I am so incredibly pleased with how it turned out! I will do a few separate tutorials for the doors and custom artwork. For now, you have to check out my video that shows days worth of work compiled into 1 little minute! If only I could work at this speed in real life. 🙂
I used ProClassic® Interior Acrylic Latex Enamel paint in Sea Salt on the doors in a semi-gloss sheen. This is my absolute favorite paint to use for trim and doors because it gives a very hard and durable finish.
I now smile every time I look up! This wall went from drab to fab with the addition of the herringbone doors and gallery wall!
My boys are named Asher and Zephan and are the inspiration behind the “A to Z” in my blog title. I thought it would be fun to include the letters on the wall. I made all the rest of the art on the wall for less $30 and will be showing you how soon!
The swedish replica grandfather clock was my one splurge item for this makeover. I’ve wanted a swedish-inspired grandfather clock for years now and new that it would look fantastic between my herringbone doors. I was right!
And here is one more before and after of the completed space!
Thanks so much to Sherwin-Williams for sponsoring this post and inviting me to join in on National Painting Week! All words and options are my own. Be sure to check out the other blogger’s projects below. I hope this week inspires you to tackle your own room refresh!