Thursday, June 5, 2014
I'm the only one that does that?
The last time I painted it was from white to this one color of bluish green I'd been crushing on. I got a quart of it and painted it on and it didn't look right. I hated it. It wasn't what I envisioned. So went back to the Depot and tried a color that I thought nailed it.
I had a micro meltdown that ballooned into a full on meltdown.
Third times a charm right?
Nope...it was this almost deep mossy color that looked NOTHING like the sample. I just sat and sobbed in the foyer with its third coat of paint and the Mr was getting irritated with me so I settled. I told him to just go get 2 gallons of it and I would live with it. Everyone who came over gushed over the color and the more compliments I got on it the more I hated it because it was nowhere near my original vision for the room. We have very little natural light in this area and even less artificial light so it felt like a hibernation den of a leprechaun or something.
So when the time came to finally get a new sofa and loveseat, I was ready to get rid of that damn moss pit. I was fairly sure we'd need no more than three gallons and the Mr was pretty insistent on getting four. I tried to dissuade him. Guess who won.
I was never so happy to see paint slapped up on a wall!
I know it looks white but it's not. The pic does not accurately depict the green either. That's the other thing is it always photographs horribly. It's like the camera doesn't know what to do with some of the pigments and it puts this weird magenta hue in there with every picture so I will NOT miss that.
You'll note it's daylight as the Mr does trim around the mantel...
We didn't finish until 10:35pm.
Didn't even use all of the second gallon.
This is only the beginning and our house is in shambles right now so there's no "after" just a crap bomb that went off. Twas also a glaring confirmation that the wood tables and armoire pieces we got almost 10 years ago have indeed taken on an orangey tone o'er the years and will need to be painted. I just don't have the money to go out and replace all of those pieces and we bought them because they were good, strong pieces that were a classic design and we could one day paint if we changed our minds on the color. I remember the horror on the Mr's face when I suggested that at the time but I think he figures as long as HE'S not the one painting them, he doesn't give a flying poo whether I want to paint them or not.
I am so tired.
I want the living room to magically clean itself.
It will take everything in me tonight to get a workout in since I feel like "little Moe with the gimpy leg" after being up on the ladder and my tip toes most of the day.
Give me strength, yo.
When was the last time you painted? What colors were your before and after?
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