A while back Sherwin-Williams contacted me and asked if I wanted to participate in National Painting Week.
Ummm…is the sky blue?
Do I love red lipstick?
Do extraordinary earrings make an outfit?
….yes….I would. 🙂
If you read my blog you know I’m the president of the Sherwin-Williams fan club.
I’ve painted my house Rice Grain (SW 6155) and Mindful Gray (SW 7016) and my favorite color of all time….Anonymous (SW 7046).
Every. Single. One.
But the challenge that Sherwin-Williams laid before me…..
….was to paint a room red.
Do they know me?
Have they taken the tour of the farmhouse?
But you see….my incredible wonderful rock stars….you know me by now.
And you have to understand…..
….how much I love a challenge.
So I gathered my courage and my creativity and my paint chips….
….and looked to a tube of my favorite red lipstick for inspiration.
And I found it.
My favorite red…..
…..Gypsy Red (SW 6865).
It’s perfect with just a little cool undertone and a true vivid hue.
And I used it to transform the art house from this….
That’s the room was created….step by step.
With a little imagination….I transformed the art house in to an English-inspired office.
I wanted a get-away……a retreat….an office space for a husband who is the unsung hero of Thistlewood Farms.
Life is hectic.
And full of distractions.
And I knew that he needed a space he could call his own.
A space to store his books.
And his notes.
And his papers and his maps.
He is a coffee drinker.
For organization we cut a coffee crate in half and added a back to each section.
This created one-of-a-kind large storage crates on the wall.
I added tins for pens.
And I layered the desk with vintage books from our high school library.
And I used an antique weight set as paperweights on the desk.
And behind the desk I transformed these styrofoam panels to look like wood (tutorial on this to come soon).
I just layered on different hues of paint using this brush from Sherwin-Williams.
The short handle made it so much easier to create the look of wood and get into all the nooks and crannies.
The unsung hero of the blog loves his space….
…with it’s vintage finds and brilliant red walls.
it’s functional and beautiful…..tucked away at the end of a winding sidewalk with a fresh pot of coffee ready to go.
And it’s a space he can call his own.
Well…..it’s his space…..until we outgrow the craft room at the gate house and I remember I have that left-over can of Exclusive Plum (SW 6263).
For more painting inspiration this week….be sure and visit the National Painting Week website!
disclosure: I was compensated by Sherwin-Williams for this post and participate in National Painting Week.
But all opinions on offices and red paint are completely my own.
For more information…please see my disclosure policy here.