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Well, it took some heavy lifting (not on my part, don’t yell!), but the Room of Shame is now empty and ready for a fresh coat of paint. It’s been a while since I took on a paint project at home, so I revisited our Painting Dos and Don’ts to make sure I was prepared. Armed with those tips, I headed to our local Sherwin-Williams store to pick up some HGTV HOME paint and supplies.

HGTV HOME Paint and Supplies for the Nursery

I wanted a nice deep blue with gray undertones that wouldn’t read as purple in any light, and HGTV HOME’s Indigo Batik is perfect. I’m only using this on one wall (more on that later), so the other three walls are getting a fresh coat of HGTV HOME Interior Satin in Extra White.

The empty room, waiting for paint.

But I’m getting ahead of myself — before we start painting, there is prep to be done. We — or rather my patient husband, Chris — started by wiping down all of the baseboards, windowsills and light fixtures. I patched old nail holes and lightly sanded. Then we removed all of the switch plates and outlet covers. We took down the curtains, and taped off the floors and windows. Lastly, we laid a drop cloth over the entire floor. I don’t want to risk getting even a drop of paint on our beautiful wood floors.

Prepped and ready for paint!

And now it’s time to paint! HGTV HOME paint is zero VOC (though some colors are only low VOC), so I am able to help out, which is good news because I love painting. This weekend we will finish the white and next week I’ll show you how I’m tackling the paint treatment I showed you in the mood board here.

Well, I know what I’m doing all weekend! How about you, readers? Are you taking on any painting projects in your home this spring? Spill the details below (but not the paint!).


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11 Responses

  1. Stacey says:

    Looking forward to the end results. Gonna be a great room.

  2. Anne R. says:

    Want to see the paint color when it's finished. That sounds very pretty to me.

  3. Melanie says:

    I'm doing a nursery soon too. Can't wait to see yours. I can tell by the previous blogs showing us things you will be using that it's going to be so nice and very unique.

  4. Bonnie S. says:

    That's a very pretty floor in the nursery.

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  6. barbara says:

    that looks like my teak parquet floor…they are the read deal from bangkok…. and no longer available………..

  7. barbara says:

    oops REAL deaL…sorry typo queen here

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