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A Pastel Painting Project

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I’ve mentioned my lack of craftiness many times in the past, but until now I’ve failed to mention where my biggest weakness lies: painting. I am crazy impatient, as in, if I want something, I want it RIGHT NOW. This works in my favour in many different situations that I come across, but painting projects are not one of them.

I love adding colour to my space in any way possible, but when it comes to painting my walls I really avoid it at all costs. I really hate filling, priming, and waiting for layers to dry, and with all the many coats of paint it usually takes to cover one wall, I often just can’t justify the time a project will take.

As part of my #RAOPSpringClean, I’m trying to deal with a bunch of home improvement projects that have been nagging me since Jo and I moved into #ThePastelPalace last November. This daunting list includes sprucing up our bathroom situation, investing in a new vacuum to get control over all the pet hair, doing a pastel patio makeover, and painting some smaller details around the house fun colours- starting with my closet doors.

I’m blessed to have not one but TWO massive closets in my bedroom, but for some reason the doors are just all wrong. Not only do they not match the walls, but they also don’t match each other, and don’t even get me started on the boring black metal handles. As soon as I settled into my bedroom it became clear the closet doors definitely needed a magical makeover, and what better time than Spring to get it done?

To make this project a bit more quick and easy I went with BEHR MARQUEE® Interior Paint & Primer- not only does this stuff cover in one-coat** in over 1,000 hues (so many pinks!) but you can also use their ColourSmart by BEHR® App to save time and energy planning out your projects. Basically this app lets you test out colours in different rooms, plots how much paint you’ll need for the space you’re covering, and you can use the camera feature to colour match items in your space! With adorable paint names like “Lucky Clover”, “Apricot Freeze” and “Fresh Watermelon” we had a lot of fun “colour-sourcing” The Pastel Palace before heading to The Home Depot® (where it’s exclusively sold) to examine real life swatches.

We ended up going with “Stolen Kiss” for the closet doors, a delicate shade of delicate milky ballet pink that would fit nicely with the rest of my bedroom decor. With one quick layer they were totally covered, and a switch from boring black knobs to the prettiest Anthropologie pink glass hardware really completed the project!

Maybe painting isn’t so bad after all- what should we colour up next?!

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**Limitations apply. One-coat hide excludes ULTRA PURE WHITE®, colours outside of the MARQUEE Interior One-Coat Colour Collection and all other colours that have not been selected as one-coat hide from other BEHR palettes. Not valid when painting over uncoated, porous or repaired interior surfaces; over woods that contain tannins such as redwood or cedar; or when painting over heavy stains, which may require spot priming, multiple coats, and/or longer dry time.


  • Oh, just too pretty!

  • I love the colour called Green Power, a perfect colour to paint my bathroom walls.

  • Beach foam!!!!!!!!

  • My favourite is Watermelon Slice P180-5.
    Thanks for the chance!

  • The BEHR MARQUEE colour I would love to use in my home is “Wave Top”. Such a lovely colour.

  • I love Silent Breeze! I really need to paint my kitchen – it’s still the annoying off-white colour that all apartments seem to be painted in.

  • I totally want to paint the back of my apartment door like a fiery vermillion / orange colour. Something like Top Tomato (P180-7) or Pimento (P180-6).

  • Confetti! It’s the perfect muted pastel purple and reminds me of the fresh lilacs that grow on our street and don’t last nearly long enough in Toronto! 🙂

  • Such a great post! Coincidentally, I actually JUST painted my bedroom with Behr’s Skylight View (a pale, powdery blue) and hope to paint my office in “Lilac Mist” as an ode to my favourite spring flowers.

  • I’d love the colour Velvet Rope. I’d love to paint my guest bathroom this colour.

    • Hi Brenda- you win! Please send me your email to collect your prize (

  • I would use Winter in Paris

  • Oh man I would love to paint my bathroom Radient Rose! We just had a major incident with plumbing so anything that could brighten up the space and make us like our very, very old bathroom would be amazing!

  • I just did our bedroom in Iron Gate. First time trying the marquee paint and it was awesome. Only one coat was needed! I’d like to find the same colour and go two shades lighter for the ensuite next.

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