Room Makeover in Grant Gray by Behr

Room Makeover in Grant Gray by Behr

My brother and his now wife bought a large house from a lady basically looking to just get it off her hands.  On the advice of a real estate agent she painted the entire house a “neutral” colour.  Except her idea of neutral was varying shades of yellowish-brownish-beige.  Let’s just say it was hideous.

The upstairs washroom was the worst, she had even painted the tiles on the wall the same nauseating colour. 

They have been slowly re-painting rooms and updating as they go.  What a difference even just a coat of paint makes but some paint, a new floor and new furniture can turn a tired looking, kind of dumpy room into the type of room that makes you go WOW!

Room Makeover in Grant Gray by Behr

The first step was to prime over the hideous existing paint, we used Behr Premium Plus Primer and Sealer.   The Primer covered the old paint really well which made painting over it easy. 

Room Makeover in Grant Gray by Behr

The mantle was also removed to be sanded down so it could be re-painted.

Room Makeover in Grant Gray by Behr

New crown moulding was put up and painted in BEHR Premium Plus Snowy Pine in a Semi-Gloss.  Crown moulding in of itself makes such a huge difference in making a room look more finished.  Don’t you think?

After an incident with some green paint which we will never speak of again, my brother chose to use BEHR Premium Plus Ultra Home Decorators Collection Grant Gray Interior Paint in a Semi-Gloss finish.   He chose to paint right over the green after doing a test spot to make sure it would cover well.  (It certainly does!)

Room Makeover in Grant Gray by Behr

My parents were helping with the painting and at this point in their lives they have painted so many rooms that they just don’t need to use green painters tape.  It’s incredible how precise they are, and how quickly they can finish the job. 

Room Makeover in Grant Gray by Behr

The Grant Gray really covers well and looks so sophisticated in the room, especially in contrast with the beautiful white of the BEHR Snowy Pine painted trim.

Room Makeover in Grant Gray by Behr

Room Makeover in Grant Gray by Behr

Room Makeover in Grant Gray by Behr

Room Makeover in Grant Gray by Behr

We aren’t quite finished at this point though with the room though.  There is a surprise coming…

Room Makeover in Grant Gray by Behr

The Finished Room

The mantel painted in the same BEHR Premium Plus Ultra in Snowy Pine with beautiful new crown mouldings, quarter round also painted in Snowy Pine, New Furniture… and a gorgeous new hardwood floor!  I really love how this room came together and all the details that really make it pop compared to its previously dumpy and old look. 

I can’t wait to hear what you think of the new room!

 

Room Makeover in Grant Gray by Behr

Room Makeover in Grant Gray by Behr

Room Makeover in Grant Gray by Behr

Room Makeover in Grant Gray by Behr

Room Makeover in Grant Gray by Behr

Room Makeover in Grant Gray by Behr

Room Makeover in Grant Gray by Behr

Room Makeover in Grant Gray by Behr

Room Makeover in Grant Gray by Behr

 

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60 thoughts on “Room Makeover in Grant Gray by Behr

    1. I’m guessing LA-Z-Boy, they look like it anyway and we are all big fans of their furniture. I’ll have to ask when he gets home from his Honeymoon!

        1. I definitely recommend going there. I got my new living room furniture from them too and its the most comfortable furniture I have ever had plus they look so fab! I also got them stain protected and that comes with a 7 year warranty. Plus all the furniture is American made so its good quality.

  1. The redo looks absolutely fantastic! I have always been wary of using grey in my home but I love when I see it done right!

  2. What a great difference. I love the colors you used in this room. We just moved into a house and the whole place is a tan color.

  3. I love the crisp clean look of the gray and white. I am so jealous of your fireplace though lol. The seating pulls the room together.

  4. What a beautiful room makeover! I LOVE Behr paints, we just recently redid my daughters room and my bathroom using their paints, I love that they have 1 coat coverage! Great job!

  5. My best friend just bought a new home and painted some rooms grey. I think when I change paint color in my home, I’ll go grey, too. I’ve got browns (chocolate to tans) in the majority of my home right now. I’m ready for a change.

  6. We just painted our entry and kitchen gray and we couldn’t be more pleased. You know how they say orange is the new black? I think gray is the new beige. Your room looks beautiful!

  7. I am super loving the gray walls! This is a great idea for my next house painting … thanks for the inspiration!

  8. Well I sure didn’t like the before colors of the rooms but love the grey look. Its warm and cozy looking and anything will match with it. Great job.

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