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02.20.13 / Total Teaser

Remember when I repainted the mudroom/dining room/laundry nook? {Yes, that’s all one room – let’s just call it the everything room, shall we?}

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It was definitely an improvement. But it wasn’t quite right. This past weekend while HH was working overtime, I got stir crazy holding down the fort + three kids and decided to conquer that room {at least paint-wise} once and for all. I’ll share the nitty gritty details in an upcoming post but, for now, please enjoy some teaser shots.

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No more messing around. This paint color is “the one!” So what if it took three tries?

images: Dana Miller for House*Tweaking

93 Comments

Yes! Love the moody gray. This reminds me of the way we had our bathroom in our first house. It makes a huge impact.

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20.February.2013

LOVE it. Sometimes it takes me more than 3 tries :)

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Much Much better. Makes everything else look crisp and definitive (if that makes any sense).

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gorgeous! can’t wait to see the entire room! it looks so cozy!

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That color is perfect! I painted my dining room a dark gray and I love it.

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I’m drooling over here…I absolutely LOVE the final color! It looks amazing, so who cares how many tries it took to get it right. Great job! :)

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Beautiful! Is it the same color that’s in Mabrey’s nursery?

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20.February.2013

yep. totally agree.

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20.February.2013

‘Third time’s a charm’ when it comes to paint at our house!

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20.February.2013

gorgeous! love it.

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20.February.2013

Love what I see so far! I’m a habitual repainter until I get the “feel” right so I completely understand.

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20.February.2013

That looks a lot like the color we chose for our foyer! Intense but gorgeous! Love it.

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20.February.2013

I loved the accent wall in your Tile Shop feature so much that I was inspired to try something dark myself! I just can’t quite find the right charcoally blue/grey color. I’m looking forward to seeing what the whole room looks like because the teaser photos look awesome! The color really makes the white wood work pop!

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20.February.2013

I absolutely LOVE it! Can’t wait to see the whole room shots!

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20.February.2013

What is that paint color? I’m thinking of doing a wall in my master bath something like that.

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I beyond love it! Sooo moody….great choice!

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20.February.2013

WOW I cant wait until the next post your paint choice has made a big impact. Great choice!!

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20.February.2013

That color is EXACTLY what that room needed! The moody color provides the right contrast with the tile floor! The lighter color would have worked better if your floors were wood. Love it!
xo~Jill

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At least you are a self proclaimed teaser! Classy, simple, and dramatic all in one – I love it! I wish we had a large enough room with that kind of light so we could do the same!

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20.February.2013

Love the color, the room looks warmer! Can’t wait to see the whole room.

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20.February.2013

LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This is JUST the motivation I needed to do a darker accent wall in our kitchen – can’t wait for you to share the color you used + more “after” pics!!!!!!!!
This is also a GREAT post for anyone out there who is afraid to try – you don’t have to get it right the first time!!!!
Thanks Dana!

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It looks AWESOME. I definitely think it’s “the one” haha. Can’t wait to see more.

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20.February.2013

Love it! I’m guessing the other colors didn’t have enough contrast for you. And you’ve inspired me to rethink our brown on brown master bedroom. A color like this will give me the contrast against the furniture I crave and the dark color my husband loves. Thanks!

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20.February.2013

What color is it? Looks great!

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replied on February 20th, 2013

would you ever paint your bedroom a color that dark?

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replied on February 20th, 2013

I would and I did!!! Look at this picture on Pinterest and be convinced (no, that’s not my bedroom, but I love it!) http://pinterest.com/pin/343047696585950870/
Jule

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Love the dramatic color!! I’ve been going lighter and brighter in our bedrooms, but one of my favorite rooms in the house is the half bathroom that we painted a really deep turquoise/teal. It just makes everything else look fresh and all of the white pops against it. Can’t wait to see the rest of the room!!

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20.February.2013

That looks like a color I would see on a paint chip and think, “Where would anyone ever use that in their house?! It’s so dark!” And then YOU use it… and it looks great! :)

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20.February.2013

LOVE this!! you are one ballsy lady!

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replied on February 20th, 2013

Yeah, I totally feel like I finally grew a pair ;)

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replied on February 20th, 2013

Send a pair a little further north to Huber. I could use some right now. LOL!

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replied on February 20th, 2013

I think it’s hilarious that we are talking about detachable “pairs”. Hehe!

20.February.2013

Ooooooo, wow! /drool!

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20.February.2013

Great choice!!! Especially with the chair rail. I think dark colors are the best in big rooms with lots of natural light.

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20.February.2013

Yep, that is the one. Can’t wait to see more :)

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20.February.2013

It’s gorgeous! Do tell how you keep the little ones occupied and happy while you’re painting! I can never get anything done without help around for kiddos. I’m always SUPER impressed with how much you get done with kids around.

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Anne At Home
replied on February 20th, 2013

Ditto! When I’m home alone with the little ones I get nothing done. Can’t even visit the ladies room alone let alone paint one :). My projects need to be do-able, indeed complete-able in nap time (theirs, not mine, ha: if only). Go Dana! Is that black?!

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20.February.2013

Glad I’m not the only one who does that. Looks awesome!

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20.February.2013

LOVE IT! This looks just like the color in my dining room. And I LOVE it. Can’t wait to see more!!

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20.February.2013

LOVE the color. Can’t wait to see all the pictures

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20.February.2013

Amazing! Can’t wait for more pics and all the deets.

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20.February.2013

You should call it the “Mudding Nook”

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Ha! when you changed it the last time I thought meh, that wasn’t really worth it (to me) because it was similar to the first color, etc. but I also thought I’m no designer and I want to change my paint colors almost daily and Dana knows what she’s doing, but this one looks get from the teaser photos…yes, you definitely nailed it this time! :)

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replied on February 20th, 2013

get=great, looks great! sorry.

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20.February.2013

That, Dana, is borderline cruel! Because that first teaser shot looks so amazing, I am now intensely eager to see the whole room. Looks like it’ll be amaaazing!

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20.February.2013

That TRANSFORMED the room. I LOVE it.

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20.February.2013

btw, what’s the paint color???

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20.February.2013

Now that makes the room complete. The walls before just looked to light for everything else that was going on. I like when the accessories and furniture pop in a room. Now they can with that fabulous color.

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20.February.2013

looks amazing! you make me want to go grab paint and start painting somewhere.. anywhere!

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20.February.2013

The more you repaint the more I love your blog. It’s just nice to know even people’s whose style I really admire need to make adjustments :)

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replied on February 20th, 2013

I was inspired by Jenny from Little Green Notebook. She recently repainted her powder room for the third time in a few months. Somehow, seeing her get it right the third time gave me permission to give it one more go.

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20.February.2013

Is this the same color you painted the nursery?

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20.February.2013

That looks great, Dana! But I can’t stop thinking about the gallery wall and all the work to put it back together :)

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replied on February 20th, 2013

No worries. The gallery wall is still in tact. I actually cut in around the 3M tabs because I didn’t want to hang everything over again. #lazy

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20.February.2013

OMG it’s perfect! Can’t wait to see the whole room!

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20.February.2013

The contrast looks incredible! Can’t wait to see it the whole thing!

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20.February.2013

Love, love, love it! Can’t wait to see more pictures.

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20.February.2013

L-O-V-E it! Such exciting contrast with neutrals :)

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20.February.2013

Third times the charm! What a GREAT choice! I love it! Can’t wait to see more.

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