Clark+Kensington Oyster Pearl

I have some exciting news to share with you today. I was asked to be part of the inaugural Ace Hardware Blogger Panel along with 7 other bloggers.  Since going to an Ace Hardware is like stopping by a friendly neighbor, I was happy that I had a chance to do a project for a couple of my favorite neighbors, my parents. I grew up in the DC area and still live here. It’s a great place to live!

My parents are huuuge DIYers. It’s where I get it from. They still live in the home I grew up in and have remodeled practically every inch of it (and I can’t complain about having quick access to my dad’s arsenal of tools). With all of the remodeling my parents have done, the home has grown up to be quite dashing.

My brother’s old bedroom, which now serves as a guest bedroom, needed a little color makeover. It was originally a tan color, well not originally originally, since it looked nothing like this when my brother lived there (although I think it might have been tan at one point). But anyway, my mom was interested in changing the most recent color to a light gray.

We looked through the Clark+Kensington color deck and chose Oyster Pearl.


Painting a room is my idea of a good Saturday, but it’s definitely even more fun with company. My mom and I had this done in record time. She’s practically a pro painter with the amount of painting and repainting and repainting again with every room in their house. I think my obsession with paint color started way back as a kid, just watching my parents paint. I did get to choose my bedroom colors (I remember a picking a light and bright bluish purple one time) and can say my taste has changed quite a bit!

Here’s the room before when it was tan.

My parents are very happy with the new color, and I’m so glad I had the chance to be a good neighbor and help paint a room there. When I lived at home I never actually did any of the painting. My first time painting a room was at my own home, and my dad helped the first time because I had no idea what I was doing!

Clark + Kensington Coastal Pleasure

My grandmother made the quilt, and the seat was my mom’s as a child. I love how this color looks with the lavender accents.

My mom and I were both impressed with the ease of application of the Clark+Kensington Interior Enamel in flat, and one gallon was enough for the whole room. It is a paint and primer in one, so only one coat was needed.

Clark and Kensington Coastal Pleasure

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I am a member of the Ace Hardware Blogger Panel and was provided the product and supplies for this project. All opinions are my own.




  1. says

    Looks beautiful! Love that color – so calm!


  1. […] I hope everyone is staying warm and getting ready for the holidays. We had a little snow and ice storm here in the DC area earlier this week and lost power for two days. Marty and I initially thought we would be able to tough it out and sleep at our place…then we realized we’re wimps and can’t take the cold. We took refuge at my parent’s house and actually slept in the room my mom and I painted the other day. […]

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