On a Safari

Okay, this should be the last of the guest room/Handy Sammy’s room chronicles.  Why?  Because  Ben installed the trim and I got it and the walls painted.  Meaning, this room is finito.  At least for a while.  After much debate and help from you, we settled on Safari from Benjamin Moore, color matched to Glidden Duo.

Guest-Bedroom-Painted-Safari-Overall

Ben said the darker color, Honeymoon, looked like (and I quote) “calf scours.”  No cow poop on the walls, thank you.  Lighter Safari it is.  Though the color is a tad brighter than I expected.

Guest-Bedroom-Painted-Safari-from-Door

Ben and I are happy with it, but more importantly, Handy Sammy likes it.  But, it is fun and warm.  Still dark enough to make the trim stand out.

Guest-Bedroom-Painted-Safari-from-Closet

Speaking of trim, I painted it off-the-shelf white Glidden Duo in eggshell.  Then gave Frog Tape a chance for redemption by taping off the trim before painting the walls.  And I cringed while doing so, because I had painted the trim the day before.  But, I also used the Duo to paint the bookshelves, and it seemed to harden quicker and be more durable than regular Glidden.

Guest-Bedroom-Painted-Safari-Headboard

Wouldn’t ya know it, I made it through the entire painting process without one swear word.  Yes, the tape came off clean without tearing off the trim paint.  Hallelujah.  Maybe the paint and primer combo helped.  Or the lower sheen could have been a factor.  I probably pressed lighter on the tape, too.  Whatever the reason, I’m happy.  This is probably the most accurate picture showing the color as it is in the room.

Guest-Bedroom-Painted-Safari-with-Door

Because I already had the pictures down, I filled the nail holes.  The bird, tree, and feather gallery wall fits well in the room (covering the old sconce covers), so I think I’ll rehang it.

Guest-Bedroom-Painted-Safari-Dresser

I asked Handy Sammy his opinions but he wasn’t much help.  He said having a comfy bed and place to relax was all he needed.  What do you think?  Rehang the gallery wall, or go with something new?  What do you think of the color?

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13 thoughts on “On a Safari

  1. What is it they say about imitation being the sincerest form of flattery? I love this room, and have almost everything with the exception of the size of the bed. Is this a full or queen size bed?

    1. Hi Joan!

      The bed is a queen, and it’s perfect for this size guest room. Not overwhelmingly big, but still usable for a couple. 🙂 And still room for a small dresser and walking space.

      Thanks!
      Amanda

  2. I want to jump up and down like a kid in a candy store!! I was given 2 great wooden beautiful bookcases, and wanted to use them in my bedroom. But thought I couldn’t because of the size of the room, which is EXACTLY the same as your room. It was actually the blue color at the head which drew me in while doing a search… You have such great ideas… Thanks so much!!

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