The FINAL reveal…and another $1,200 giveaway!
July 23, 2012 by Cristi
Remember when I first introduced you to my office? Can I even call it an office? It was so bare, so plain, so uninspiring. Paralyzed by my fear of choosing a paint color, I neglected this space that held so much potential.
That was until I discovered Chip It!, a program that saved this room and helped me select a color palette from a photo online! I chose to go with this color inspiration:
With this palette, I was able to bring life into this space once again.
Now, are you ready to see the much improved office?
Drum roll, please …
Can I just say transformation?
Once I chose my Chip It! color scheme, I headed over to a Sherwin-Williams store and chose an accent color for the wall. Inspired by the Faraway Blue in the palette, I chose a slightly darker color called Breaktime. Wanting to brighten the room, I painted the ceiling and moldings a white color called Creamy.
Opening that fresh can of paint and rolling the first stroke of color onto the wall was all so scary yet freeing, as I finally committed to a color!
Next, I wanted to find a piece of furniture that brought in some vintage element to balance the modern elements in the room. I also wanted to create a space where I could get away and read. So I found this lovely couch:
… and this lovely fabric.
… and had it upholstered to look like this:
Can you see the colors from the Chip It! palette?
I added framed photos, quotes and words, all inspired by the colors from the palette.
I call this my inspiration wall.
Still wanting a place to create, I decided to keep the desk but moved it to the empty wall where two chairs used to be.
I hung some metal frames that I filled with a few instagram photos.
I also couldn’t resist buying this bright piece of art because the words resonated with me and because it just happened to have the right colors.
Can you see the colors from my color scheme?
On the accent wall, I added shelving to display my vintage camera collection and other meaningful items. Once again, I used colors from my palette to guide me.
So, what do you think? Much better, right?
Thanks to Chip It! I now (finally) have a space that is inspiring and all my own!
Still haven’t tried Chip It!?
Check out their short video here to see how to use it and drag the Chip It! button below to your toolbar:
And now for the best part! You have a chance to win a $1,000 Visa gift card and $200 Sherwin-Williams gift card just by telling me about a room in your home that you’d like to make over using the Chip It! Tool.
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Entries from all participating blogs will be pooled for winner selection; only two entries per household. This giveaway is open to US Residents age 18 or older. Winners will be selected via random draw, and will be notified by e-mail. You have 72 hours to get back to me, otherwise a new winner will be selected.
The Official Rules are available here.
This sweepstakes runs from 7/23-8/10
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