Thursday, March 18, 2010
hated both of them.
Yes, that's right. I couldn't stand them. This room is not meant to be blue. Not one bit. So, I decided to go with my original instinct and try out a nice linen color. Went back to the Depot and snagged two more samples, one called Wheat Bread (I already know I love this color because I use it in the gallery at the shop), a grayish beigy white, and one called Gobi Desert, a yellowey beigy white. Bought the samples, got them home, put them up on the walls and...
I'm not sold.
And now you know why I said "thank god for paint samples". Ben would have filed for divorce before I even closed up the paint cans had I bought gallons instead of samples. Yeesh.
I don't know. What do you think? I like Gobi Desert, I guess, and I'm waiting to see what it looks like in natural daylight because I'm sure it's going to look completely different. It's also possible that I'm being indecisive because I'm just not used to something this stark in this room. Afterall, it's been this dark green shade for five years now. But I don't think that's it. I'm very particular when it comes to color. I know what I like and I know what I feel comfortable with when it comes to painting my walls.
Two things I learned today:
* Lowes told Martha Stewart to take a flying leap, so Martha and her crap are moving on over to Home Depot. Eco-friendly cleaning products are there already, followed by a new line of paint coming in May. The paint lady mentioned that Glidden is providing the base for her line (booo! I'm a Behr fan all the way), and thank goodness for that because the crap she called paint over at Lowes was a complete and total embarrassment to her dynasty. Someone finally woke up.
* There is a specific kind of paint recommended for painting fireplace brick, even if you're only painting the outside. "Masonry, Stucco and Brick" paint is the way to go and it comes in a plethora of colors. Ahhh, you think I'm having a hard time choosing a shade for the walls now? Wait till it's time to paint the brick.
Posted by Kate at 1:58 AM