Our vintage moody green study is my new favorite.
Ok friend – I’m here to tell you this all off-white house just about swallowed me up with its plain jane feeling. I had to do something stat to make it ours. To add our mark. To bring out its personality. And I went big and bold with moody green in the study.
I decided to paint the entire study a deep and moody green. The whole thing…walls, ceiling and trim. I busted out my Wagner sprayer and a ladder while my husband sealed me off behind a wall of plastic. I can’t lie, I felt like a boss spraying that entire room. It was fun and empowering. Is that wierd?
The Best Moody Green Paint Color!
I went with Urban Garden from the HGTV Home line by Sherwin Williams at Lowe’s. This is sincerely my new favorite paint line (I used it here too). The paint is a “one coat” primer and paint in one. I rarely find this one coat claim to be true, but it really is with this one! (BTW This is not a sponsored post, but it should be because I love this stuff!!) It worked like a charm in my Wagner sprayer. There was a good amount of prep to mask off the floor and window, but after that, it went pretty quick. I used flat finish all over in case you were wondering. I prefer flat finish on all my wall paint. Urban Green lived up to its name by adding a fresh updated shade of green, different from the throwback green and maroon of the 90’s! It’s urban cool with a vintage vibe.
This house has close to zero storage, especially when compared to our last house and I have found myself having to buy new furniture to complete rooms and have a place for important stuff like underwear and books. My initial thought was to have some built-ins added to the study, but finding a good carpenter was a harder task than we imagined. This turned out to be a good thing.
Lack of a woodworking genius lead to an alternate plan. Enter the massive bookcase I scored for a song. Let me tell you how this piece came to be in my house. In case you are new here, we just moved to a small town south of Ft Worth. I immediately searched out the local thrifting and antique spots in town and to my delight found the most awesome little store in our downtown. She has tons of great furniture pieces at amazing prices. As I was buying multiple pieces of furniture that I will show you later we started talking about what else I was looking for. I told her about the study. My new BFF Reagan told me about some giant bookcases she had in her storage unit and that was all she wrote. Any wild guesses on how much I paind for this gem? It pays to ask questions and talk with local dealers, you never know what they have in storage or the sources they can scour to help you find what you are looking for. They are a fantastic resource for your hunting adventures (she is now even hunting down pieces for me!). UPDATE: I added more storage and decor, you can see it here.
Three grown men maneuvered this monstrosity into our study and I promptly painted it the same moody green as the walls, using the same paint. I was going for a built-in look without the typical built-ins! I am adding even more storage and will show you that project later this week! This room is not quite finished, but the new color definitely set the ball rolling! You’ll have to let me know what you think about the vintage moody green study color! Shout out if you have any questions, thanks for walking with me. 🙂
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