Painting Our Toddler Bedroom

Posted by John on January 27th, 2013

Hey guys!  We finally finished painting our daughter’s new toddler bedroom this weekend and we’re very happy with the color we chose.  I’ve also started assembling some of the Hemnes Ikea furniture that she will probably use until college (yikes).  Looking good so far.  We’re planning on at least a few more posts on her bedroom, so I’m not going to show you everything today.

Here’s how the room looked before the paint..

white walls in bedroom 2

and here’s how it looks painted…

sherwin williams popular grey

one more time..

wall sticker of tree

and after…

sherwin williams popular g

We went with Sherwin Williams Popular Gray (6071).  It’s a touch lighter than what I wanted to go with and a touch darker than what Lisa wanted.  We compromised and met in the middle.  It’s a hue or two lighter than “Perfect Greige,” which is 6073, but it’s definitely in the vein we were aiming for.  Big fan of it so far.  I wasn’t sure how it would look against the darker beige/light brown carpet, but I think it looks fine.  Ideally, we’ll be ripping these carpets out eventually (couple years yet) and installing some dark hardwood to match the rest of the house.

In case you haven’t seen our planning post, we were inspired by this pic from pinterest..

greige and hemnes bed

In terms of wall color, I’d say we’re pretty close.  Plus, if you look closely, you can see a light brown carpet under the night stand.

I’m still banking on Lisa giving me the go-ahead for some custom shelving, but it may be a while.  We’ll need something to store her toys and shelves for books.  I really like this option we found on Pinterest…

built in bookcase and cabinets

I’d have to re-scale it to make it more kid friendly, but that wouldn’t be too hard.

Are you painting or planning to paint?  Are you more into the neutrals like we are or do you prefer louder tones?

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  • Love the color! I'm a big Sherwin Williams fan. I just painted by craft room SW March Wind this week-end. Now I remember why I don't paint rooms often! Can't wait to see the room all put together!

    • I love how painting a room comes out, but it's not my favorite chore either.

  • I LOVE the color you decided on! It looks like it's the perfect grey.

  • It looks great! I'm a big fan of grey walls 🙂 And I think built in bookcases would look awesome.

  • Beautimus!!! I'm hoping Lisa give you the go-ahead on those built-ins, because they are gorgeous!! We're getting ready to paint our front room a similar color. That light gray goes with everything!

  • Love the paint color and love your inspiration! I would be all for the custom cabinets!

  • casadechristine

    Love the new colour! I think it's perfect and so easy to work with if you want to change the look up down the road since any accessory colours will work! Love that inspiration photo so much! I pinned it last time you shared it. : )

  • amyanniemc

    I had hoped never to paint again, but alas I fear it is in my future. This is a great color! Very neutral and pretty.

  • ada

    Its looking goooood, and I luv the inpirational pics too