Charcoal Bungalow | The Mint Room

Before & After, DIY PROJECT, Room Makeovers

It all started with a mint bobbin I found thrifting…and that inspired me to take a chance at a new, and quite bold wall color…and here we are: The Mint Room! It’s done! And I think its pretty darn sweet. I get it, some of you were skeptical when I shared the painted walls (I have to admit, I was too), but after layering in more color and art, it came together!

I will start by saying, mint is a tough paint color. I found a bunch of more muted ones, but they leaned more sage, which is right in my comfort zone, and I really wanted to challenge myself. I landed on SW Kind Green, which is definitely minty, and quite bright (maybe too bright, ha!) But one of my favorite things about making over rooms is picking colors that most would not. Showing you all how to get creative with new color palettes, and take chances because IT’S JUST PAINT! And then mixing in mustard, navy and pop of red, just to really get wild.

I always find that the right art can totally tie a room together. I found all these paint-by-numbers recently while thrifting, and I just love how they all work together. And adding the crown moulding and picture rail really completed the room.

Oh how I love finding a home for a random goodwill purchase! I picked up these needle points not totally sure where they would go, until I put the patchwork quilt on the bed. And it all just came together. Just a dash of kitschy!

So what do you think? Are you going to try mint?!


Paint Color: Kind Green
Starburst Handcrafted Quilt
Legends Hotel Reversible Relaxed Linen Quilt
Company Organic Cotton Gingham Garment Washed Percale Sheet Set
Decorative Lumbar Pillow
Company Cotton Voile Quilt
Annie Selke Diamord Rug
Blue wall sconces
Pleated Lamp
Bamboo Blinds – Deli Native
Vintage: Art, Bench, crocks, needlepoint, hamper, stool, pitcher, boat

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  1. Vanessa says:

    It’s gorgeous! I love the ceiling light you used, do you have a link for that!?

  2. Caty says:

    Wow! If I did Mint, It would stick out like a sore thumb! Great job! You made the mint be cheerful, but not too extravegant.

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