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Riddle me this friend.

What do you get when you take a little pallet wood, mix in vintage grain sacks and blue and white ticking?

Add a little navy blue and encylopedias (remember those) and spool table.

Mix it with an over-sized chalkboard, a color called SW Wool Skein and a wood wall.

Combine all the ingredients, mix and stir….

….and you get a fun, industrial, teenage boy room makeover.

spool bookcase

I’m so excited to be partnering with Sherwin-Williams again for National Painting Week.  They challenged me to create a space featuring one of my favorite color pallets and I can’t wait to show you the room.


And the best part (don’t you love how there’s always a best part)?

It’s a room I’ve never showed you before on the blog.

I know….right?  

Just when you thought you had seen them all….another one shows up.

1-books and bookend

It’s tucked away at the top of the stairs with a beautiful set of bay windows.

And vintage architecture.

And a little bit of old with a little bit of new….

…..for a whole new look.

Colors for Sherwin Williams

I’ll show you next week.

I promise.

Befores and afters and projects and plenty of inspiration.

But until then….here’s a few of the colors I used in the room.

See you next week….

….I still have a little painting to do. 🙂

PS  In honor of National Painting Week, Sherwin-Williams is giving away $100 gift certificate to one lucky reader.  Enter below and good luck!

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Winner will be notified via email and will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be drawn.

disclosure:  This post was written in a collaborative partnership with Sherwin-Williams for National Painting Week.  All opinions on painting and colors and rooms are completely my own.  Please see my disclosure page for more information.

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  1. Image for JoeyfromSC JoeyfromSC

    I'd love to paint my living room! I love the old encyclopedias! Thank you for the chance to win! Joey J

  2. Image for Stephanie Brown Stephanie Brown

    You are so funny! Glad it was wrong link because with my computer never know if it is working or not. Woohoo chance to Win prize love it always! Excited about blue n white ticking ideas.Always think Of my childhood feather pillows. Have fun!!!

  3. Image for Carol Easterday Carol Easterday

    my master bedroom and bath desperately needs painting! I hate to say it but in the 10 years we have lived here (newly built home) m y bedroom and bath has been neglected and I am so sick of the builder white on the walls

  4. Image for Gloria Gloria

    We have been in our house almost 8 years now and it could use some new paint! Thanks for the chance to get started!

  5. Image for Erin Prohaska Erin Prohaska

    Goodness, hard to pick which room...we're moving into our new old (114 year old) home on June 23rd and I have been going through the paint deck in my head on an almost unhealthy basis! :) I'm thinking the living room is in the lead with the kitchen a close second. I. Can't. Wait. This would be a great help - thanks for the opportunity...and the on-going inspiration! Hugs!

  6. Image for Vickie Browder Vickie Browder

    When we bought this house the previous owners loved yellow and most of the rooms are in need of a change.

  7. Image for Mary Mary

    I would definitely paint my kitchen. It's been the same goldish-yellow color for years and I'm ready for a change. Thanks!

  8. Image for Peg Peg

    A tucked away room we've never seen? With beautiful bay windows and vintage architecture? I had a drum roll playing in my head. I simply cannot wait to see the reveal! As for painting, I abhor it. That is, unless it's at a paint night on a canvas! : )

  9. Image for Pat Pat

    My dining room has wall paper that needs desperately stripped, showing discolor at the corners of the ceiling and someone has pulled piece away to see what would happen and strip is hanging. Ugh!!

  10. Image for CG in AZ CG in AZ

    I'm planning to paint my office a toffee/beige with the closet from which I've removed the bar and doors, a greyed down orange. The decor is British campaign meets Indiana Jones. I'd love to show it to you after its finished.

  11. Image for Jenn Jenn

    I can't wait to see your room reveal, it sounds like it has great bones!! I would paint my living room...we invested in new lazy boy furniture and it's time to change the wall color.

  12. Image for Pat Pat

    The master bedroom. I will be moving to a different house in July and it is under renovation mode. I have been trying to pick out the bedroom color I will enjoy but so far I'm leaning towards the gray family of colors. We will see as time grows closer for the paint color to be picked out.. LOL!!!

  13. Image for Mandy M. Mandy M.

    I'd paint my master bedroom. I actually just painted it after weeks of contemplating the perfect color. I decided on a lovely soft shade of gray. But it looks PURPLE on the walls. I just don't understand, but I definitely have to change it and SOON!

  14. Image for Mom 4J Mom 4J

    I would repaint my living room. Not the entire room, but definitely behind my bookshelves and fireplace surround.

  15. Image for Pendra Pendra

    My kitchen really needs a new look. I seem to paint rooms and when I'm done. I start all over again... everyone does that, right??? I would LOVE to paint the cupboards and cabinets and have a new wall color as well.... and that flows into the dining room and then the living room, never ends around Pendra's. Can't wait to see the new room... really can't wait to see any room you do!

  16. Image for Anna Starner Anna Starner

    Not sure my summer off will be long enough but I am planning on starting at #1 and continuing till I get them all finished. 1. Studio 2. Bathroom 3. Guest room 4. Laundry 5. Powder room 6. Kitchen 7. Family room . I sure could use a gift certificate to help with paint.

  17. Image for Heather Heather

    We are currently finishing our basement so I have LOTS to paint! A family room, theater, office, bathroom, and kids playroom.

  18. Image for Sandy R Sandy R

    I would paint my master bedroom. SW has a color called Softened Green that I am considering. Thank you for the giveaway!

  19. Image for Heather Heather

    I would paint our master bedroom- it is practically shouting from the rooftops that it needs to be repainted. It was done in such a poor quality builder's spray paint- ugh!

  20. Image for JoEllen JoEllen

    Can't wait to see the new-to-us room!! I'm currently working on my boys' room, chalkboard wall included. What a great giveaway!

  21. Image for Carla S. Carla S.

    My office/craft room is ready to be painted again. This would be great to win. Thanks for the great giveaway.

  22. Image for Leona Leona

    Kari, My first wish would be my whole house , but with a hubby who hates to paint I would have to say my bedroom, after some damage done by this past winter ice storm , our ceiling is stained. Thanks ever so much for the chance to win. Cant wait to see your new project...bet its a winner :}

  23. Image for Diana Walters Diana Walters

    I will have to paint my fire engine red kitchen, which I have felt no love for since I bought the house 10 years ago. And yet....it's still fire engine red! Ugh! Must Paint It.

  24. Image for Cathy R Cathy R

    My kitchen and utility room. Can't wait to see another room makeover cause you do an awesome job! Thanks for the chance to win! Blessings!

  25. Image for June C June C

    I would start with my craft room and finish with the rest of the house. There would be no stopping me. I love Sherwin Williams. It's what I have on my walls now.

  26. Image for Ange Ange

    Looking forward to your teen son's room reveal. One of my teens is wanting an industrial rustic look and one likes a 60s retro look. I'm sending your paint swatches pic to my 15 year old. We could DEFINITELY make good use of this giveaway. Thanks!

  27. Image for Jae Jae

    How exciting it will be to see a new part of your home! love that SW paint too. I would repaint my guest room.....I really blew it on choosing colors in there. Drives me crazy! Thanks for the fun giveaway.

  28. Image for Erin Kaven Erin Kaven

    Just one word for you missy...TEASE!!! Can't wait to see the new/old room. How many rooms DO you have and are you hiding any others?? BTW thanks for the contest. Hope I get to finally paint my bedroom.

  29. Image for Maureen Maureen

    We are starting over, again, with our living room and will be working through our whole (little) house. There's a lot of painting to be done around here!

  30. Image for Barbara P Barbara P

    We just purchased a new home in Georgia and we love all of Sherwin Williams paints. All the rooms need a pick me up with your wonderful color palette.

  31. Image for Jodi Jodi

    I still have a few rooms to paint since moving in a year and a half ago...next room needs to be my kitchen. Major makeover won't happen for a few years, but the yellow with white hole patches really needs to go. Fingers crossed! Thanks for the possibility!

  32. Image for Beverly Beverly

    I would probably paint a room in the basement...or maybe the den...or I might paint the master bedroom...No, probably somewhere in the basement...a bedroom, my sewing room, the hallway, the den...

  33. Image for Denise E. Denise E.

    I just this week signed a contract to remodel my bathroom. The only work not included is the painting....so I guess I will have to do that myself!

  34. Image for Debra Debra

    My guest room is in desperate need of painting. It is still wearing the sponge painted look so you know how long it has been.

  35. Image for Ter'e Ter'e

    We will be heading to MO to find us a new home. I know every inch will need to be painted to suit our furnishings. I have my fingers crossed. So cool of you and SW to do this!!!!!! Thanks!!

  36. Image for Christy Christy

    We are buying a foreclosed home, so the whole house!! My youngest says we need to find someone to help us "flip it" :) He may or may not watch to many home improvement shows/blogs with me!

  37. Image for Joan Joan

    I would paint my bedroom...so outdated and the woodwork in other areas (my place is small). If there was any paint leftover I would paint anything else that stood still!!!! I Love that fresh look that a new coat paint give.

  38. Image for Dianne Bell in Michigan Dianne Bell in Michigan

    If I won, I'd paint my daughter's bedroom. She's been hinting at it for some time, and I'd love to make her happy. She's such a good kid!

  39. Image for Debbie Debbie

    My whole first floor - each room leads into the next. Right now it is transfer beige (made up name, we move a lot) but it is too yellow. It's a colonial home and I don't want the walls white. Going to look at wool skein after work today - that may be my new color;-)

  40. Image for mary ballerin mary ballerin

    I'll be painting my LR, bedroom, kitchen/dining area/hallway soon, with a few doors added into the mix. What am I not painting is the better question. :)

  41. Image for David David

    We have an extra bedroom in our home that we are going to convert into a playroom for our kids. Painting is at the top of the list.

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