10.20.2015

Beauty on a Small Budget Update

Hi there! Since my last post there have been giveaways on Twitter and Instagram. Congrats to the three people who won a $100 gift card to The Home Depot, and big congrats to Tina Pelletier, who won the $250 gift card. There's another one being given away in this post so keep reading!
An update on my #CILPremiumBeauty project:
I picked out 'White on White' for the walls in CIL Premium's flat scrubbable finish, and a little designer secret... I used the same colour for the trim in a satin finish- this makes cutting in easier and any minor imperfections less noticeable. 
The walls needed a tiny bit of patching. Once the room was ready to go, I enlisted the help of my family and turned it in to a fun project. We ordered pizza and got the walls done in record time. Everyone was excited to pitch in and help transform this new secret room for LL. He still has no clue what's going on with the space and I've decided that I'll likely move him in while he's sound asleep in a week or two when the room is completely finished. 
For my next project with CIL Premium, I'll be painting an unfinished wood dresser to go between the beds. I've had some old marine cleats in the design office forever – they'd been suggested for a client some time back and forgotten in the hardware sample drawer. I figured now was the time to use them! They'll look great in LL's room. 
I just need to decide between the two colours above for the dresser! 

Option one- Chiseled Grey 
Option two- Surreal Blue

I mentioned I'm giving away another $250 gift card to The Home Depot to get you started on your CIL Paint project. 

To be eligible you must: 
1. Comment on this post with which colour you think I should go with- Chiseled Grey or Surreal Blue. 
2. In your comment tell me about the progress on your CIL Premium paint project. 
3. Copy the blog link ( http://www.moth-design.com/2015/10/beauty-on-small-budget-update.html ) and tweet for an extra entry + tag @ecmothdesign #CILPremiumBeauty and your choice option one or two. 

Entry is open to Canadian residents only until 11:59 p.m. on Oct 24th. Winner will be selected at random and announced on the blog on Oct. 25th.
Good luck friends! xo


Post sponsored by CIL Paint. All styling, DIY ideas and opinions my own. 

38 comments:

Jo Moore said...

Chiseled grey all the way! - I am painting white on white on white in our new home in Cochrane. Good luck & happy painting! - Jo

EMILY said...

Chelsey Grey! I am also using the Chelsey Grey colour to paint my front door...great minds think alike!
Looking forward to seeing the final reveal.

Kristin Hayden said...

Chiseled grey for sure. I have a few projects going on in my basement aka my husband's nerd cave lol we are painting thw walls, refurbishing an old bar and the stools and a old entertainment system

Jane Reid said...

Im going with the Chelsey Grey so classy and timeless love it ! @MushypeaJane on twitter now to get on with my CIL premium project I'm going to have a go at and old junk Dresser and almost done my sitting room can't wait!

Jane Reid said...

Love the Chelsey Grey so timeless and classic. I'm poised to complete my CIL premium projects my sitting room and an old junk dresser overhaul .

Justin King said...

Go with surreal blue! I'm currently renovating an entire house! Picking out my paint colours next week. -Justin

EMILY said...

Oops... meant Chiseled Grey! typo!

Anita Means said...

Surreal blue! I wanna win this for my dad ❤️

Anita Means said...

Oh and I want to use a premium paint in hot pink in my Hal bathroom

designedbykrystleblog.com said...

Chiseled Grrey for the win! I love the depth of this grey, can't wait to explore the CIL color fan! I'm trying to decide between a bright white, creamy white or mushroomy greige for the kitchen. Can't wait to see how your project turns out!

allison said...

Surreal Blue - it looks like the perfect, grey-blue moody ocean sky.

Currently trying to pick out the perfect colour while reading and researching all the ways to paint kitchen cabinets. I can't do glossy, builder basic maple anymore.

ashleyanna said...

Chiseled Grey for sure. I plan on using the White on White to paint over the horrid wood paneling in our dining room.

InteriorGroupie said...

I like chiseled gray too! I have painted random searches on the walls of my living ro and dining room - to no avail. Think I definitely should go to Home Depot and check out the cil colours so I can get going!!

Shelley said...

Go with Surreal Blue. I'm still looking at swatches for my own CIL Preimium Paint project.

Caitlin C said...

I love the Surreal Blue. Allows you the option to add bold accessories without it getting too busy ;)
I'm using intercoastal for a feature wall.
Looking forward to your reveal!

Sharalee said...

I seem to be alone on this but I'd go with the surreal blue - a little softer, brighter :)
Love the idea of a middle of the night sleep move! How fun and what a special memory he'll have of it later!
I just finished up painting my new baby girls birthday in CIL's Simple - a very (very!) soft grey white - created such a soothing space

Brianna May said...

I would go with Surreal Blue... and I actually might, for my son's room.

We are moving into our NEW HOUSE in 2 WEEKS!! Lots of painting coming up!!

hams said...

Blue! I'm painting a nursery and trying to find the perfect soft pink...

The Motion Picture Society said...

Chiseled grey gets my vote! I'm painting the wall behind my bed a dark grey (walls in the rest of the room are off white)

Vincent Nabigon said...

Chiseled grey all the way! I'll soon be painting the fireplace builtins I'm making.

Aliza Rizvi said...

I like the calmness of surreal blue actually ^_^
So I bought Tulle White CIL for the downstairs hallway, but it was much too bright for my liking, and then I had another accident which is too much of a long story. Luckily a really good friend who's a supervisor at HDs paint department decided to work with me and we experimented by adding drops of CL until it was slightly warmer, similar to "classic Gray" by BM. Anyway it's a random customized shade at this point, but I love it! I still have to paint the trimming which should further bring out the grey of the walls. So excited!

Ps: I love your work and your blog/IG account ❤️🙏🏼.

Christina Lombardi & Spyros Pangratis said...

Chiseled grey! I am also working on restoring and painting an old piece of furniture.
I have recently moved and took my mothers old bedroom furniture (it is over 50 years old - is this considered vintage?! Haha) an am re painting it a beautiful white to match my dark grey bed!

Kristin Peila said...

Chiseled grey for sure! Trying to motivate myself to start painting my kitchen cabinets white on white...maybe this weekend!

Shelby Pellow said...

Chiseled grey for the win! Haven't started my paint project yet, but we're doing an addition & renovation so the $250 would definitely help! Your Instagram is home inspo heaven �� ... Happy painting!

Jessica P said...

It's hard to recommend a colour without seeing the dresser but based on the two shades I'd go with Surreal Blue. It has enough contrast with the walls but won't compete with bedding. My project of my white loft is going well- painting out all the wood wainscot panelling... Only one more coat!

Siobhan said...

I just finished giving a fresh coat of paint to a few "vintage pieces" t make them new again!! Both your choices are beautiful so you can't really go wrong--but with a white on white space (my favourite combo btw) I personally go with the Surreal Blue as it is a subtle yet crisp compliment to the white!

Maria Smirnov said...

Chiseled Blue! Light and mod - perfect! Re did our living space in a teal and grey CIL colours, super cozy. Xoxo

jackie said...

Hello! I am using Chelsea Fog on a 3 drawer dresser I bought from a thrift store. How's it going? Well, one more coat to do before I can attach some gorgeous hardware I bought from Anthro. Love Surreal Blue.

Zandra said...

I love the Chiseled Grey colour! I am about to add an accent wall I really love those colour swatches!

Ashley said...

Chiseled Grey! It's beautiful. Grey is my favourite color for walls. Well, besides white. On my quest for an all white (walls) home I'm looking for the perfect white to paint my bedroom.

Anonymous said...

Chiseled Grey would be gorgeous on a dresser! I love that CIL has a scrubbable flat paint. I'm painting my main living area and am super excited to try it! Thanks for the chance to win :)

Kerrip35@yahoo.ca

Elyse Chatterton said...

I love grey! I re-painted my high kitchen cabinets in grey with the bases back! Love, love, love it! I secretly want to paint everything grey, white and black but fear my husband may freak! Colour wise, as it's a statement piece of furniture I would go with the darker option. It needs to pop not fade so chiseled grey wins for me.

Christopher Victor said...

I like the chiseled grey. I am painting our guest room a flat white. Looking forward to seeing the finished product :)

Michelle B said...

I love surreal blue :) I'm leaning toward refreshing an old coffee table Tulle White. Think it will nicely pull the rest of the room together!

Safaa Fakih said...

Surreal Blue! I painted a wall used the chiseled grey and am now using various paint colours to "white" wash some of the gallery pieces going up on the wall. It's looking great, I copied your horse head!

Sabrina Lawrence said...

Surreal Blue! I'm working on our main bath. White and bright all the way!

c richards said...



Surreal blue. Looking forward to the reveal. I am tackling a guest bedroom makeover.

E Mily said...

Chiseled Grey! But truthfully, either would look great. We moved into our house two years ago and have only painted the master so far. A Home Depot gift card would be just the kick we need to finish painting! Love your blog Erica. xo

 
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