Anyone who has been around me for the past month knows that the water pipes that run above my son’s room just gave out and damaged his room. I have a 1960’s home that needs a lot of work and so I believe that if you have to open up walls, upgrade at the same time. So we added better insulation, redid some wiring etc for this unanticipated remodel project.
Then the hard part came…agreeing with my son on a new paint color. This is his room and I wanted to respect that, but when he said he wanted red walls, I couldn’t help but think that would hype him up more…which is not necessary…you’ll just have to trust me on that one.
I scrounged online looking at room ideas, convinced I could find something to get him off the dreaded red room idea. I tried to talk him into a red accent wall…no go…
Then, Margaret Oscilia, a local Salem Oregon stager, told me about ColorJive. ColorJive is a website where you can upload pictures of your house and “paint” the house with different colors. So at her suggestion I gave it a try. It was fairly easy to use, and because I was able to paint the room in varying different ways, my son and I were able to compromise on his room.
You can to see here my before “mouse painted” room…and my not so great fine motor skills. Trying to paint a line with a mouse is hard!
You can change the colors and they have Benjamin Moore and Sherwin Williams colors on there…and maybe one other brand. You can get the paint color right there. For those of you, like my husband, that can’t visualize things in your head…this can be a great tool to try some more creative painting ideas for your home.
I know for me, it was a relationship saver between me and my son, who thinks his paint colors are pretty darn cool and my son doesn’t have a totally red room…