Stretching the budget in our master bedroom makeover
Mr. Speedy and I were busy with the paintbrushes this weekend, replacing the blotchy baby blue walls with a lovely shade of grey. (See my sneak peek here).
While the touch-ups are done and the furniture has been put back into place (hooray!), I'm not quite ready to share a photo of the whole room - because it's part of my much-delayed (due to illness, vacations, holidays and the like) master bedroom makeover! (Catch up here and here).
I will, however, share a great tip I've learned during the process. You might remember that we're trying to transform the room on a skimpy budget - a mere $200 - so we couldn't just pop on over to the hardware store for a $50 can of paint.
Instead, Lisa Canning, who has a reputation for being able to do a room on the cheap, advised me to explore the world of mistint paint. So she and I hit up Rotblott's with the hopes of finding a can of sophisticated grey.
While the selection was mostly neutrals, we were lucky enough to score a can of mistinted "Rockport Gray", a Benjamin Moore classic. We also picked up another small can of a similar grey, in case we ran out, and some rollers, all for the sweet price of $13!
The downside to going with a mistint is that we could only find one can of the mistinted Rockport Gray, so if we ran out, it would be seriously tough, if not impossible, to match.
Bracing for the worst, we bought the safety can of a similar shade, which we could have used to paint the mostly-covered up wall behind our wardrobes - where the colour change would have hopefully been hardly noticeable. Luckily, we were able to do the whole room with one can!
The new coat of paint has already made a world of difference in our space, and our sweet deal will definitely help us stretch our budget even more.