How is it possible to look at 3000 to
paint chips and still not find the exact
I thought I would show you a picture that I snapped
this morning after getting up
(scuze the messy bed)
of the new Sico turquoise test paint colour.
I still wanted to see what my first choice "geyser"
by Martha Stewart looks like but the chip is
darker than this colour by Sico and I didn't want to
go any darker as this is an east
facing room with one small window.
I told my honey that I didn't need flowers or mushy cards,
(yup he always gets me two)
as renovating our bedroom was the very best and the most romantic gift ever!
So today while doing
our routine groceries we popped
into HD to get a $5.00 test can of geyser and
I got the nice lady at the paint counter
to do only 75 % of it.
As you can see by the new large swatch
on the left it is still darker.
I am liking the tones of geyser better with our
ticking striped bedding. I'm not going for
an exact match of the wall colour to the bedding
but I do like geyser's
more blue than green tones.
It' just feels more nautical to me.
So I will go for it and get it mixed to 65%
to be just perfect (I hope).
I only used about 1/4 of the little test can for that large
area which I painted with a brush.
Heck I could do the entire wall for just $10.00 and two test
cans if I got brave enough to do the entire wall with a brush.
If not then another quart will do for twice that.
Now the bed, the dilemma, the veneer is clearly damaged
but it is an over 100 year old
antique of beautiful burled solid walnut on the footboard
and burled walnut veneer on the headboard.
The new wall colour is making it look just a little hipper to me,
a sort of plantation feel. So no need to get hasty,
I'll get everything else done first and see how
it looks. If we don't paint it then a little wood fill stick will
take care of the crack in the veneer for an imperfect
but budget wise fix.
What I love is that my honey is up for whatever
I couldn't resist pulling these nice white framed shell prints from
the bathroom to see what they might look like with the new wall colour.
I could do two on each side of the bed or all four above the bed.
We will plug away next weekend and maybe squeeze some
night time painting in after work this week.
I thought I would pop in a few pics of the dining room post xmas.
We will one day get doors for the lower parts of the bookcases.
I don't have much to put on them right now nor the funds
to buy anything so I just grabbed a
few things kicking around so they don't look too bare.
I am still going to try and convince my mom
to whip me up a couple of canvas's for either side
of the fireplace with some nice
beachy colour in them as she is so talented
and I would kill
and I would kill
for a Dash and Albert rug striped rug,
heck any striped rug for that matter.
Maybe if I find some inexpensive nice smaller ones,
I could have them sewed together for
a unique kind of patchwork effect.
I saw some at Home Sense once
but the colours were not right.
As things improve like a slow uphill climb for me with how I feel,
three steps forward and 2 steps backward,
I profoundly notice how much more relaxed
and just a little more happy about my design decisions
for our home I've become.
I was always afraid of making a mistake as it would
take to much precious energy that I did not have,
to fix it.
It really is a nice place to be and I
am so excited to think how I may feel a year from now.
The morning sunlight on this particular day
was so beautiful.
Do you feel like spring is near?
I'm sure a hoping and a praying.
Have a great week.