Benjamin Moore #paintmeben Party

Thanks to Kim Moldofsk from The Reluctant Renovator for hosting a fun and educational party at the Benjamin Moore  store in the burbs followed by a visit to her beautiful new home.

I was excited about the invitation because with the exception of my bedroom which I recently completely re-decorated, all of my walls are the same lovely eggshell that they were when I moved in 7 years ago. I left with a dozen design ideas and the very strong need to have one of the Benjamin Moore designers come to my home to give me advice!

Here’s what I learned in a nutshell

1.  It’s ok to use different colors in different rooms when you have an open floor plan.  Who knew? My condo is a typical gut-rehab.  Two bedrooms in the back of the unit, a nice open kitchen with an island sitting next to a nice sized dining room with a living room over to the nook in the left.  I figured I was married to one color in the entire space.  But check out my dream living room.   I’d love to have this type of treatment in my living room and possibly something complimentary in the dining room with some sort of flow through into the kitchen (which is 90% cabnites and appliances with about 10% backsplash currently painted…wait for it…eggshell!)

this is my dream living room. how amazing is the high chair rail?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2.  If you have a favorite shirt, toy, pet, etc… and would like to match the color, Benjamin Moore can do that.

3.  The best way to get an idea of how a color will look on your wall is to paint a LARGE sample swatch that color and move around the room at various times of the day.   These two factors will have a huge impact on the way the color looks.

4.  Dark paint on the ceiling of a room will make the room look larger.

5.  Saving my favorite tip for last — Benjamin Moore has black paint that dries as a chalk board!!!  That seemed like a helpful tip for all my friends opening their own offices AND parents with tweens.

 

 


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7 Responses to “Benjamin Moore #paintmeben Party”

  1. Thanks for coming out to the burbs for this! I’m inspired, too, but still a bit overwhelmed since we are painting pretty much every surface in the house. Did I say “we?”. I’m sure I’ll do the lion’s share of it.

  2. @KimMoldofsky Thanks Kim!! It was a great time. Can’t wait to see you home when it’s finished.

  3. Thanks for this great tips! Painting is really fun an exciting.. Your tips are very useful indeed!

  4. The black paint that drys like a chalkboard sounds ace. Especially if you have little ones.

  5. I like the style of your dream living room… Perfect for my taste! I like the curtains too, simple but beautiful…

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