by Lain Ehmann on May 4, 2011

The votes have been tallied and the paint has been purchased! Thanks so much for  all your thoughtful comments. I took to heart many of the suggestions and concerns you had. And to answer some questions:

-The room is on the third floor, with one large window facing southeast. It actually seems quite bright to me.

-I am not painting the hallway — too long, and I think it would be tough with the carpet.

-The mirror is staying, but I’m likely going to put a bookshelf in front of it or cover it with dry erase paint if I can get that to work!

So. I went with option “E.” :)

Benjamin Moore’s Pear Green. I was concerned that the Grape Green was too yellow (not one of my fave colors) and that some of the others would be too dark, as mentioned. So when I was at the paint store there were large swatches (over a foot square) of paint samples and I fell in love with this:

I think it’s going to be beautiful!

The painter comes tomorrow. And today I went to Ikea and ended up with TONS of stuff, including all this:

(But not including that man in the khakis. He belongs to someone else.) It’s all being delivered tomorrow, and I have a call in to a handyman to put it all together. The kitchen island I want is out of stock, but they hope to get more on Monday. In the meantime, I ordered this worktable:

The legs are different, and I think mine is a bit wider, but it’s similar. This is separate from my computer desk; that looks like this:

They don’t look like much now, but I’m way excited! Can’t wait to start putting it together.

Our winner of the random drawing for making great suggestions is Noelle who said:

“Beautiful house! I aspire to a house like that someday. (In a condo currently.) My vote, by the way, is for D. It seems the most neutral of the choices. I say neutral, because then you can change out the curtains and other decore as you want, and don’t have to worry about matching as much. That said…my office is a very bright blue.

Don’t you love Ikea for craft desks? I have the Expedit desk myself and LOVE it.”

Noelle, email me your address for your goodies! I’m cleaning out and purging so you’re sure to get something GOOD. ;)

Thanks again, everyone! More updates coming soon…

P.S. For those of you with craft room envy, let me just say this was a long time coming! I scrapped in a closet for about five years. And since we’ve been on the run, ahem, I mean, MOVING every six months (it seems like!) this is the first time I’ve felt settled enough to invest in paint!

  • Hdubarry

    OOOh! So cool! Love that color! And yay for a scraproom of your very own!

  • Iceteeeeee

    Congrats, Noelle! Love your choice of color, Lain!

  • Kelli

    I have that rolling cart and it is awesome! They hold everything! I even have a printer’s try in 2 drawers and I filled it with embellishments like brads, clips etc. So much fun. I change furniture often and that’s the one piece I would never get rid of.

  • Iwearpurpl

    Congratulations, Noelle. By the way, I am the one with scrapbook envy. At LOAD May11, I am luv.fotos.
    This insists I use my e mail. I’ll try to figure that out.

  • Ali

    BRAVO LAIN!!!!!! Love your choices!!!! (HUGZ))-Ali

  • EJ

    Hi Lain, I certainly have craft room envy mine is in a complete state of chaos at the moment. IT doubles as our spare room and I have to get it straightened out by the end of June as a girlfriend is visiting from the UK. Love the paint color you have chosen. Good luck with the move hope you will be nearer the Cape and able to visit Colorful Creations soon.

  • Laura T.

    Love the color you picked. All the IKEA things look fun too. Have fun putting your space together.

  • Lisa Monique

    Great choice Lane! I am so excited for you! Congrats on finally have a ROOM of your own! cant wait to see the final product!

  • Anonymous

    Thanks so much! I saw it tonight and I love it!!! :)

  • Anonymous

    Thank you Ali!

  • Terri Walker

    Beautiful room color! I painted my crafting room two weeks ago. I took Stampin’ Up!s Color Coach to Home Depot and they matched the color from one of the card stock colors that I love!

  • Anonymous

    That is so fun! What color did you choose?

  • Tambur

    LO OOOOO VE the new color.

  • Carmel Keane

    Soo excited for you Lain. The house looks gorgeous and I have a feeling this room is going to be awesome! Love the colour choice (tee hee with it being Sample “E” ) Enjoy getting it settled and set up how you wish!

  • Anonymous

    Thank you, Carmel! :)

  • LCSmithSAVED

    Congrats! What a blessing to be able to settle into this lovely suite to call your own.

  • SueTR

    Great color and great haul from Ikea! I didn’t know they deliver!!! Need to make an office run down there myself soon! Love your house, we’ve been looking for 3+ years here in Melrose for a larger house and only found one candidate which fell through so re-shuffle the existing house it is!

    Good luck and enjoy your new space!

  • Sanmarc1

    Hi Lain, I love that color! I’ve used a similar one in 3 different homes/different rooms now – and have loved it in each. I also have that IKEA desk although I made mine a full extend on both sides off the corner – it’s awesome! If you haven’t found a seat/stool yet -this one at IKEA is amazing
    I’d didn’t even notice it, but my DH did and It’s the best. Easy on & off for those of us who stand & sit while scrapping, swivels for easy reach of items nearby, and it kinda bounces up or down as you’re getting on or off, oh and the footrest… I don’t like this stool at all ;)

  • Donna Clark

    CAN’t wait for more pics after u paint!!

  • Barb in AK

    Lain, are you concerned about a greenish color being cast in your sb room?
    I love the color, but wondered if it would have affect on how you see the colors in your layouts?
    I can’t wait to see pics of your progress in the room. I think I need to empty out my sb room and reorganize top to bottom.
    That would surely make me feel like I was “moving in ” all over again, eh?

  • Mrstamtam

    For about 5 years you scrapped in a closet?!?!?! WOW! You really do deserve your new space!

  • karen

    Hi Lain;
    What a great colour choice. I painted my laundry room that colour in my last house and I actually didn’t mind doing laundry. I should do the same again. I have that Ikea work table. It is a snap to assemble. Don’t pay the handy man…do that one yourself! It takes less than half an hour unless you are installing the lights that takes a few more minutes but then you get to use a power tool. Yay! Karen Couper

  • Gab

    Ooh it’s going to look fantastic!

  • Anonymous

    Thank you!!! :)

  • Alleluialu

    That color looks wonderful and I hope you have lots of fun putting the room together.

  • Anonymous

    It IS a blessing! :)

  • Anonymous

    Thank you! It will be great when we get settled!

  • Anonymous

    So cool! Thanks for the recommendation! :)

  • Anonymous

    Thank you! :)

  • Anonymous

    Thanks, Karen! I’m really enjoying it.

  • Anonymous

    …and before that, I scrapped at the kitchen table for several years. :) I paid my dues, sistah!

  • Anonymous

    Nope, not worried about any “cast” on the pages. Never even occurred to me! :)

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  • BrianaJ

    Great choice! I have a color, stem green, very similar in my kids play room on the bottom 1/3 and I really love it. I can’t wait to see your progress!

  • Anonymous

    Do you have pictures? Would love to see!!

  • Stein Scottberg

     That’s a classy lookin’ stool, and it looks like it’s pretty comfortable to sit on!

  • Danny Riddell

    The work table looks pretty simple and sturdy, a fine thing for the look you’re going for. Also, that pear green looks totally calming, what a nice choice! Man, I really missed those times when I and my buds redecorate the house. It was such a fun learning experience!

  • Anonymous

    Great work and transformation is done.I like the color combination so much.
    I like the design of the table simple and attractive.Captures are really adorable and beautiful.
    Good Share Lain :P…….
    Garden Furniture

  • Anonymous

    It is an informative post. All this is delivered tomorrow and I call a handyman. I want a kitchen island of the shares but on Monday they want more.
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