Several months ago Dutch Boy paints asked us girls to give their new line of Refresh Paint a try. I was the one with a big project–my master bedroom makeover was on the horizon–so I was the lucky one to get two gallons of Dutch Boy paint to use.
Our bedroom is large, so large I let the paint sit for awhile before I mustered up the energy to tackle painting the large space. It also has a tray ceiling, so I knew I was going to have my work cut out for me! Hiring painters crossed my mind many times, but since I had to actually use the paint to tell you about it, that really wasn’t an option!
I finally dove into the project. The before of our room is really to bad to even show online–trust me, white walls, white bedding. It was boring, boring boring! We’ve just put off doing anything to our room in light of many other projects in the more public spaces in our home.
But, back to the paint. I have become a bit of a paint “snob” over the last year. After too many trips back to the store to buy more cheaper paint, I have learned it’s easier to spend more up front and do fewer coats.
In our home we have these HORRIBLE textured walls. They don’t take paint well, and of course, are ugly–a lovely surprise from the builder! The Dutch Boy paint covered them exceptionally well, in fact the whole room was easier to paint then I expected because the first coat went on so well, it only took a little bit of touching up to do the second coat and then I was done.
The color I chose was beautiful, its called Driftwood Gray. There isn’t a store close to me, so I picked online which made me very nervous as my computer monitor is not reliable. The paint came out a gorgeous blue/gray color that picks up the color of the lake outside our home.
The best part of the paint is it is odorless–Zero VOC and Greenguard Indoor Air Quality Certified as well as mildew resistant. Like with my Mom’s Craft Room makeover, using an odorless paint makes such a difference. Overall it was a great choice for this room, and I am thrilled that I was asked to try it out. I expect we’ll be using this low VOC paint again very shortly in Terry’s baby room makeover too! Thanks Dutch Boy!
So, the rest of the room is still “in progress” but I am at work on it and hope to show it all to you soon. Here is a peek of how its coming along…
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