Tray Chic

I’m sure you’re getting sick of posts about the guest room, but I’m so excited to have a room to decorate.  And tweak and perfect.  New green accents are a great burst of color, but I wanted more.  For handy storage, I made another storage box, this time green with navy accents and an octagon tray.


For $2.49 from Hobby Lobby, I think this little two-tone tray is down right cheerful.  Navy diagonal stripes on the box lid are youthful (perfect for a 19-year-old boy) and tie into the other navy elements.


Even more greenery in the form of a fake succulent (perfect for a room with little natural light) nestled in a spray painted glass jar.  Here’s a tip, get a glossy outside by painting the inside of glass vessels.


Fingers crossed we’ll install trim in here this weekend.  After painting it, we can finally paint the walls.  I’m almost positive we’ve settled on Safari by Benjamin Moore (the top, light sample).


It is more pale than I originally planned for, but I think it should work well.  There’s enough orange to keep it from turning lime green under the bluish CFL lighting, but still looks yellow.  Although I should admit I’m still yearning for a darker warm gold like Honeymoon.  A chip close to the light switch nearly blends in with the color I originally wanted.  I’m apprehensive to go with the darker color because I’ve struck out my last four attempts.


Which would you choose?  The lighter, safer option or the darker that is close to the original vision?

14 thoughts on “Tray Chic

  1. In a room with little light, the lighter color will be more pleasant to live in, in my opinion. The darker one does look orangey to me, and I think the paler colors will make the bold blues and greens pop even more rather than competing with it. Just my two cents! Does Handy Sammy get any say? He’s the one staring at the walls! 🙂

  2. I say go grey! I just painted my huge stair wall “partridge grey” its very light and airy and fresh, with your green and navy accents it might be the ticket! … something totally different tho!

    I LOVE your blog, you crack me up and totally inspire me!

    1. Hi Annalee!

      You’re right, gray would look really great with the navy and green, but we’ve got a lot of gray in this house already. And in a bedroom (where it’s self contained) I like to have some color. 🙂 Thank you so, so much for your super sweet compliments, too. You put a huge grin on my face.


  3. I don’t know what the proper colour/paint terminology is, but I like the darker colour because it has a saturation that goes better with the headboard. Also, if you should choose to change up the room, there are a lot of neat-o combinations that can be had with that darker paint colour.

  4. I like the yellow on the bottom left of the mirror. It looks like a solid yellow, no orangey tint to it, and it isn’t too pale. I think it would be light enough to not make the room too dark, but not so light it would be washed out.

  5. Your room is really lovely! My vote is the darker, warmer paint, but then again, I always seem to opt for warmer. Whichever you choose will no doubt look wonderful with all of your personal touches in the room. Can’t wait to see it!

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