117th Power of Paint Party… Gotta Pick

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Welcome Paint Lovers to this week’s Power of Paint Party… a party showcasing Paint and only PAINT related projects.

First up… I’ve got a giveaway going on this week.  I’m giving away a burlap sign to 2 lucky winners.  You can enter here.

This week I need your help.  Just before Christmas Big Bertha (our giant rear-projection TV) died.  When we moved here we had this enormous concave space in our family room… a space larger than any TV I’ve ever seen.  So we built an entertainment center around our TV using 3 shelving units from Ikea.  You can read how we designed/built it here.

Well… for Christmas we got a new slim, flat screen and we decided to move the TV to a different space in the family room… so we were left with an BIG empty space (with the 1st round of paint color now glaring at me daily).

So we decided to move one of the shelves down to create a little desk nook in the space (a brilliant idea from the Hubster).  The kiddos are LOVING this new space.  It’s become the art/homework area most coveted at the moment.

So now I’ve got a painting dilemma… what color to paint the wall behind. This pumpkin butter has to go!

Should I paint it the color of the walls in the rest of the family room… Inspiration Blue?


Or Pebble Gray?


The other colors in the room are blue, espresso brown, tans, some apple green and blacks.

I’ve got some fun plans for the back of the bookshelves which will be a darker tone.

So help me pick!!

Should it be Inspiration Blue or Pebble Gray?

So what have you been painting?

Power of Paint Party Rules:

#1… This is a PAINT party… so pretty please, link-up only paint related projects.  I HATE deleting!

#2… I’d love if you put my nifty POPP button (you can find it up in my menu bar’s BUTTONS) in your blog post or a link back to this party somewhere on your blog… that way others from your blog can check out all the paint projects too. (not a requirement but always appreciated)

#3… Share the Love… visit the other paint pals.


  1. I am a terrible picker! It’s so hard to tell for me without seeing the weight of all the other colors in the rest of the room 🙁 Wish I was more help! But, I would hate to give bad advice!

  2. i would go with the wall color because the pebble gray is so similar- i think it would need to have more contrast to be noticeably different, ya know?

  3. Glad to be back here participating in your party. I hadn’t had anything to share here since last October when I went back to work! Now onto your paint question … I suggest going with the wall color since you’re doing something special with the backs of the shelves. Otherwise there might be too much going on. Or, if you are papering the backs of the shelves, you could use a color from the paper to paint the desk area, and that way it helps tie in. Whatever you choose, I look forward to seeing the result!

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