31 Days of Pinterest Projects - Day 19 - Painting Mudroom Shelving Unit

Today during the last half of Levi's naptime today I worked on painting the first coat of color on the mudroom shelves. I found this quart of "oops" interior satin paint at Wal-Mart months ago - the color is "Duckety Mud" although I'm not sure if it was tinted wrong or not and maybe that's why it was in the "oops" section. Anyways, it was less than $5.

I decided to use this 3" foam roller on our new Purdy roller handle.

I was a little nervous that I would hate the color. 

At first I kind of did. It was a bit more green and less of a true gray than I had thought it was.
But it grew on me as I kept painting. 

I used a really small paint brush to get the edges near the wall but the roller worked on nearly the entire thing. About an hour later I was done with the first coat. I would have kept on going but needed to wait 4 hours to recoat. (Ignore the mess! Ah!) Obviously it needs another coat but doesn't it look great so far???

I picked up some Rustoleum Oil Rubbed Bronze-ish Metallic Spray Paint (and a spray grip handle and some spray primer) at Wal-Mart today for the hardware in the room - the knobs, hinges, hooks on the shelving unit, etc. 

While I was there I also grabbed a few paint chips - trying to decide on a good color for the doors. All three of us (me, Dave & Levi even) loved a particular bright orange (Fresh Tangerine I think) but then when we held it up later to the greenish-gray shelving unit we did not like it anymore. I think we need more of a brown-orange. I still want a deep red though honestly. I'm not totally convinced on the orange. 

So what do you guys think? Red or orange? We're going to paint both sides of the three doors (two out of the mudroom to the outside and one from the mudroom into the kitchen). I think red or orange would look great with the gray siding on the exterior of the home. 

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Jenny Kropf said...

Orange might go with the milking parlor doors....

freshnewday said...

An interior design tip I read somewhere was to paint a white foam core poster board with the colors you are considering. You could even try a $1 craft paint bottle in a close shade to your paint chips to save money. It's so much easier to make a decision when you can see a very large swatch in your actual space. Nice progress! It is going to look great!!

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