A BM Revere Pewter Alternative
We finished our current painting project a couple weeks ago, so I took the opportunity of The Kid’s birthday party and our clean house to finally take pictures. As mentioned before, I chose Behr Premium Plus Ultra Sculptor Clay (PPU5-8) for the main living area of the house of these choices:
It is a very close match to Benjamin Moore’s Revere Pewter which is extremely popular. I’m not crazy about BM paint in how it goes on or cleans and Behr Premium Plus Ultra from Home Depot is our current favorite. It covers extremely well and is easy to clean which is essential with 2 dogs and a kid. We’ve repainted the foyer, hallways, family room, kitchen and mud room including all the trim and ceilings which are now Behr Silky White.
I really want to replace the foyer light with something chrome, but I’m having a hard time finding something I like with a price I can justify. It’s hard since it’s a very visible spot.
I have a new, brighter fixture for this hallway, but I’m having a hard time finding a clear glass shade to go on it that is the right size.
Here’s a before picture although it’s hard to see how big of a change the new colors made in a picture.
Here’s the kitchen before:
Here’s a picture of the Mud Room with the old colors.
The lighter, more neutral wall color along with the much whiter trim makes it so much brighter and “cleaner” in here. Painting everything including the ceilings has been a major pain, but we always think it’s worth it when we finish each room.
Next on my list is our bedroom, The Kid’s room and the Dining/Piano room. I’m looking all over for bedding which will get me pointed in a design direction for the bedrooms. I think I’m going to use a darker steel blue for the piano/dining room.
The trim on the left is the new color, the trim on the window is the old ivory color. Here’s the room in it’s current state:
I’ve been trying to decide whether to add wainscoting, trim detail to the ceiling or both. I just feel it needs something to jazz it up a bit. A new chrome chandelier is on the list once I find one. I also want to find a couple accent chairs for the space.
Meanwhile, we replaced the wire shelves in the Kid’s closet with more solid shelves which increased his storage by a ton. I also need to finish up a special project I came up with for his room. More on that in a future post.