Friday, January 8, 2010

Why did I start this project?

I've started a project. It was supposed to be an easy peasy, quick as a wink project. But no. . . I had to make it a pain in my neck, 3 trips to Home Depot project. I've been a little bored with this bathroom's plain white walls. Sure, I've got great molding, an awesome cobalt blue claw foot tub, and beautiful wood floors. But, I couldn't leave well enough alone. I bought a quart of Misty Surf (pale blue) paint and desired to paint the farthest wall as an accent wall. Well, I painted the wall and liked it so much that I painted the other three walls. I forgot about the golden rule of paint. PAINT ALWAYS DRIES DARKER! So, then I was stuck with a "too blue" bathroom. I don't think it really shows in the photo, but when I walk into the bathroom, I think "Whoa, blue bathroom!". I don't like to think about a color when I walk into a room. I want to get a feeling. A feeling of freshness, of calm, or of coziness. Not color.

So, I went back to Home Depot and bought a quart of a lighter blue (Dream Catcher-one step up on the color card). I painted all the walls except the accent wall. I'm still not happy. I'm out of paint so I need to buy another can of Dream Catcher and paint the accent wall. I'm anxious to get started on the other projects I'm planning for that room. A new mirror, rug, and artwork.
If you run into me at Home Depot try not to stare to much at the blue highlights in my hair.

5 comments:

  1. You get paint in your hair too?! I get it all over my body (and I have no clue how that happens!). Carl always jokes on me, and he is hesitant to ever let me paint again after watching me paint. Maybe I did that on purpose ;] Can't wait to see the finished (or work in progress) the next time I'm over.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Your title gave me a big laugh. Been there...I'm on my 4th time painting the bath.

    First, a light Tangerine(I loved it, stepdaughter hated it and said so all the time.
    Second, Baby Blue(made my husband and I sick)
    Third, back to light Tangerine
    Fourth, boring taupe(or at least my version, self mixed). We will be moving later this year and renting out the condo, so getting it ready.

    And "they" say it's just paint. What about the sore muscles and neck. And paint in one's hair and glasses.

    Blessings,
    Jilly

    ReplyDelete
  3. I love it!!!!!!!! But I'm sure it looks different in person.

    ReplyDelete
  4. Your bathroom is beautiful but I feel your painting pains. We just painted one wall above my bead board a pale blue but it's not pale enough for me. I enjoy your blog. Thank you for all you share.
    - Deborah

    ReplyDelete
  5. Your bathroom is beautiful but I feel your painting pains. We just painted one wall above my bead board a pale blue but it's not pale enough for me. I enjoy your blog. Thank you for all you share.
    - Deborah

    ReplyDelete

I'd love to know what you're thinking. Please feel free to leave ideas and comments.