My bear has been patiently waiting for his room to be “updated”. I have tried to get started…working on it in between summer fun. Our inspirations include…basketball, University of Kentucky, Gray, blue and white…University of Dayton…and really just sports in general. It will be a room that will take him through to college (what’s that sound…oh it’s me weeping…college…sigh) Ok…so here is where we are at today….


Sources (Bed, Rug, Bball mural)

I am thinking of finding a good gray for the walls. The color above is Stonington Gray by Ben Moore. It may not have enough color in it….looking a bit washed out on the wall. The other color I like is Sharkey Gray by Martha Stewart paints (Glidden). The ceiling will be white. I want the gray to be a color…and not a background…(if that makes any sense) I want it to be a statement….but I don’t want it to be a “cave”. We are leaving the carpet for now…it is just a basic beige. I found a fun bubble rug on that has all the colors we are using in the room. Thinking of building a bed out of pipes….similar to this one in restoration hardware. Stay tuned for that…:) I ordered a UK fathead and a basketball hoop mural (it is 4 by 6!!) So those will be nice statement pieces for the walls. The windows will probably get some roman shades…still thinking. I would like to create a wood “cork” wall of some sort also.

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Back to patching the walls….fun ;)

Have you used a nice gray lately?? Do tell!

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Tracie Stoll is a wife, mom and has a passion for creating new things. On her blog she is constantly sharing ways to inspire her readers to be clever in their own home. Since 2010 Tracie has been sharing DIY projects, crafting, remodeling and decorating along with some easy tasty recipes...all on a mindful budget. She is a graduate of the University of Dayton where she studied visual art and communications. Tracie has been featured on popular sites such as Country Living, CNN living, Good Housekeeping, Better Homes and Gardens, Huffington Post, Apartment Therapy, Seventeen and Design Sponge. She is also a member of the True Value Blog Squad & Martha's Circle of trusted bloggers.

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  1. yes, I had the perfect neutral grey in our rent house. You can use any accent color with it! Behr ‘Silver Screen’.

  2. Hi,
    In my old house I painted our guestroom “Sweatshirt Grey” from Ralph Lauren (home depot). I don’t know if they still sell that brand but oh how I loved that color. (That was back before people used grey very much but, I had light wood floors and white bedding with yellow accents. BTW the house has changed hands twice since we lived there and it is still the same color!! Stayin power!;)

  3. I used behr French Silver in my entry way. It is a bluish gray. I love it. It looks blue gray in the morning and gray at night

  4. I used Eddie Bauer Woodsmoke (EB48-2) and Vintage Gray (EB48-1) both beautiful true gray without blue, green or lavendar undertones. I would rearrange the furniture and put the dresser in between the windows, put the bed on that large wall and move the whiteboard beside the bed with a desk under it … looking forward to your updates…

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