Friday, September 10, 2010

Blue Hubbard in the Master Bedroom & Junk Bonanza

Thanks to everyone who voted on our "Pick us a Paint Color" poll last week!

"Blue Hubbard" won by a landslide, (yay!) so we had Sherwin Williams mix us up a small sample, and we're lookin' forward to having a gallon mixed up by these friendly folks with our True Value gift card...

PS- you have to tell Sherwin Williams it's an old Martha Stewart color, or they will look at you like this:

So very soon, our master bedroom walls will be this color...

The previous homeowner left us with lots of unfinished projects... it'll be so nice to check "paint master bedroom" off our list!


But before we break out the brushes and rollers, we're headin' to the great state of Minnesota for a gig at the Junk Bonanza!

Will you be there too?


The winner of the Herb Crate Giveaway is:

Laurel from Ducks in a Row

Congratulations Laurel!

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Kelsey said...

YAY! I live just a few miles from the Junk Bonanza location and was sort of on the fence about going... until I read that you will be there! What's your gig? I'm totally gonna come now.

GRAMS said...

I'm excited to see your new paint up. I notice the floors aren't done yet. Remember that old doors make great floors. (Hey that rhymes! Maybe it can be my new mantra) Anyway I don't know if you looked at my post about the floor I made with old doors otherwise that would make no sense to you.
I would love to go to the Junk Bonanza but it's a little too far from Utah.
Have a great time. Grams

Jessica said...

I live pretty close to the Junk Bonanza. I might have to make a stop there next weekend!!

Sarah @ Modern Country Style said...

I still can't believe you choose yourbedroom colour by poll! I adore theprocess of choosingcolours for myhome. I must be a total colour control freak compared to you!!

Tera said...

I might be there! Looks like SO much fun!

Lettered Cottage said...

Modern Country Style-

It's all good- I was a wishin' and a prayin' Blue Hubbard would win anyway! LOL!



{Emily} said...

Now my trip to SW is making sense...I stopped in yesterday to get a Hubbard Blue paint chip and the guy was baffled! I did grab a sea salt chip though!

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rustic rooster interiors said...

Great color... I want it! Thanks for sharing... :) Can't wait to see your master bedrrom when it's all done!!!!!!


Jo said...

Great colour! It's the one I voted for. Your current yellow wall colour is the same colour as my WHOLE house is painted. It's a lovely colour, but I've had about enough of it...and the awful builder's quality paint. I can't wait 'til we can paint over it.

Unknown said...

I live about 7 miles from where the Junk Bonanza will be held but had not heard of it before this post. Now I'm all excited to check it out. THANKS and maybe see you there!

Anonymous said...

Yes! I will be at Junkmarket. You are going to love it - I look forward to it every year! Ki is the best.

Your bedroom color is going to look great. I just painted my bedroom SW rainwashed and love it.


Unknown said...

Yes, will be there.....can't pass up junk'in esp when it's in my area.

What is your gig?

the cape on the corner said...

well crud! i went to SW and did just that, and they looked up the color, trying to convince me that i meant blue heron. this explains why i couldn't find it, even tho it was FINALLY the right mix of gray and blue. i wanted to buy the paint during their sale, so i bought tinsmith instead. have you tried that? it also is the perfect gray blue, so i am happy with my gallons!

Chelsea said...

You will absolutely love the Blue Hubbard, I am sure. Our whole house is in a color VERY similar to that (our builder would only let us pick ONE color, unless you paid a small fortune for additional colors...) So it is a lot of blue and we're looking to paint our master something different. I was leaning towards yellow, a lot like yours there except maybe a titch lighter, but now I'm nervous that is is not a good color to go with since you said "Blech!" about it. definitely have me thinking now. And so I wonder--is yellow kind of out right now or are you just sick of it? I can't imagine you have time to answer all your comments but just thought I'd put it out there. Love your blog!

Ange said...

My next door neighbor just told me about the Junk Bonanza but she couldn't remember the name of it and I was really bummed but now here it is, on your blog!!! WOO HOO!! Thanks! I only need to drive 3 hours to get there, a perfect weekend trip.

Rachel Noelle Pallas said...

~*~YAY! Im so glad blue hubbard is the winner!!Cant wait to see how it turns out Layla~*~*Im sure it will be gorgeous~*~*Rachel :)

Lettered Cottage said...

Hey Chelsea!

I'm a HUGE fan of the color yellow- but the particular yellow in our master just doesn't "feel good" in person, and the previous homeowner didn't do a great job of painting it. (It's lighter in some spots, and darker in others, etc.)

One of my FAV yellows is Benjamin Moore's Weston Flax! Pottery Barn uses it in their catalogue's all the time- check it out!


Tatum @ Tatum's Take said...

Beautiful color choice! I'm clueless when it comes to paint colors. I always choose wrong the first time lol! Have a good time at the Junk Bonanza!!

Blondie's Journal said...

Yay!! I voted for the Blue Hubbard! I think the poll is great for picking colors because it is SO hard! And it's nice to know that most people won't be secretly hating your color!! lol!

Have fun at the fair!


Anonymous said...

I'm a Silver Sage addict, but Blue Hubbard is so pretty and subtle, I might be persuaded to branch out. And the pictures on my screen are coming out prettier than I remember it from earlier posts. It's lovely, and very romantic. Great choice.

Sarah said...

OH MY GOSH!!! You are going to the junk bonanza?!? What days? I am going on Saturday if I can get anyone to go with me! If I see you, I will most definitely make a complete fool out of myself!

Unknown said...

Well, ya know I am going to be there! Really looking forward to meeting you "in real life"... Safe travels.

Anonymous said...


Glad your color of choice won the poll. Congrats to Laurel for winning the herb crates. So is your plan to empty your home at the Yard Sale with Rhoda and then fill it again with things from Junk Bonanza and the Country Living Fair?!

Your Friend,

Free Art Printables said...

I'll see you at JB..! a few other bloggers and I are coming in from IL... I talked to Mary G. last weekend and she is heading out there too... It's going to be fun.

mialuna said...

Layla and Kevin, thanks for the inspiration. Question please! You go to True Value and have them match SW and Ben? Do you take the paint on a bit of paper or give them the name to get a closer match?

And, which paint and sheen do you like at True Value?

My little hardware store sells True Value and Ben and Ben is $40 per gallon!

Thank you!

Lettered Cottage said...

We'll be at Junk Bonanza on Thursday!


Carbzilla said...

Yay - I love that color!

Here in the Pacific Northwest we don't do a lot of blue b/c it's just too cold and dreary but I'm doing a robin's egg in one bathroom. That's about all I can get away with without turning our house into a mockery of an igloo.

Can't wait to see the results!

Ki said...

You know I will be there! Am excited to see you! We will have some fun!

Holly Lefevre said...

Beautiful color...I really need to paint my master all of our houses that is the last room to get attention, it should be the other way around...time to make a change!

I wish I could get a ticket to MN!

Teresa said...

Beautiful reminds me of the color I painted our living room and masterbed room {dockside haze for Lowes}
I love all you do....can't wait to see your masterbed room
Happy Day

Jeanne Oliver said...

What a great color and I can't wait to see the room finished. Have fun at Junk Bonanza...I have a lot of friends going and I know you will all have a wonderful time.

glenda said...

I love that color!
How much fun - going to Junk Bonanza. I wish I could go.
Have fun.

mkschulz said...

yay - I live about 20 minutes from the Junk Bonanza!!! Can't wait to go. Please let us all know where you will be.

Heaven's Walk said...

Hey Layla! Love the color everyone chose! It's soft, calming, yet it really makes a statement in a room. So pretty! Have fun at the Bonanza! Wish I was going too! lol!

xoxo laurie@heavens-walk

Sue Pinner said...

You've taught us well and your followers picked the right colour for you it
So wish l could make the Junk Bonanza...just a few too many miles l'd have to start paddling now!lol
Have a fabulous time
Hugs Suz x

Kelli said...

I was so glad to find your post about this paint color. We're trying to decide on a color for our nursery, and after I saw your blog, we got a sample mixed up that day! It looks very bright (in a good way) when the sun is coming in, but with the blinds closed, it's still such a serene color. Can't wait to see pictures from your bedroom!