Thursday, August 12, 2010

The Wall


 I can't believe I spent two half days painting one wall, and oh the best part...two hours in Home Depot trying to get a color match to my paint chip!  The results...so minimal.  Ahhhh

I knew my beige paint would need upgrading when we were under construction, but I just couldn't deal with all the options for all my walls at the same time I was making so many decisions for flooring, tile, light fixtures...did I mention I designed the whole house. That in it self was enough to put me on overload.  Paint color went neutral to be dealt with later.

So this week I started out one morning to scrub my tile floors. Company coming this weekend, and to tell you the truth I couldn't even remember the last time they got a good scrub =/   (that is why smart older women pick beige ie the color of dirt...hehehe it hides everything)

Somehow those very beige walls got to me.  I had spent two hours trying to get a paint match at Home Depot earlier this week from a paint chip that they no longer carried by Ralph Lauren.  No problem they said...haha...look closely at my paint chip and see the colors on the corners they tried.  Funny thing was I was not planning on the getting paint, I was at Home Depot helping Meg pick out her house flooring, counters, paint....she is now in the middle of house construction.  What was I thinking trying to do double duty.  Anyways I just felt sorry for the paint people and bought one of the two quarts they were trying to mix to match my chip.

I know I am being so random this week.  Long and short of it all, I painted a wall, with lots of detail trim work because of the mantel and shelves. All that work later I have a darker beige wall....LOL!

The wall on the left front helps show that there is some difference and yes the picture does not do it real justice.  My mantel does stand out much better than before...(see below)...but not a whole lot!

11 comments:

podso said...

I think it looks great! (being a detail observer :-)

Vee said...

It is subtle, but it's also lovely. I really like it a lot.

(Our bathroom was painted while Nan was in respite care. You won't be seeing it on the blog. Oh dear heavens! What a fright and I hate painting so will live with it until I can't take it anymore.)

Judy ~ My Front Porch said...

I'm smiling. That's how it goes at times...a lot of work and not a whole lot to show for it. But...it all looks fabulous to me.

Knitting Mania said...

Well I think it looks really nice, I see the contrast. :)

So..here's my question, where's the NEW chair in the great room, I don't see it...hmmmmm

Sis

Knitting Mania said...

And...btw...where's my bird nest? LOL

a woman who is said...

Knitting Mania: look at the top picture...

All: I think it will look better when I get above the shelves done. But HOW?...11ft ceilings and my ladder just doesn't quite make it.

melissa said...

I'm thinking *understated elegance* pretty much sizes up your room. And I get what you say as well. We re-painted our living room this summer, and it's more neutral, but is so soothing.

You did good! :)

myletterstoemily said...

i love the subtle difference, very chic!

Just a little something from Judy said...

I say, "serve them a great meal and they will never notice." Perhaps if they do, they will think you are artistic enough that it is now a new trend to do that. I could feel your frustration as I read this post, but really your room looks so good to me. Hope you have a fun visit through it all.

Barbara said...

It is lovely and typically American to my eyes. No I was not aware that you designed your house. How wonderful and what a great job you made of it Cindy.

Sara said...

The beige and white combination is really wonderful. I love it when the woodwork and trim contrast with the walls like that.

You must have another room where you keep all your books! I don't know how you manage to keep your beautiful built-in bookshelves so free of books otherwise...

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