Monday, May 6, 2013

Paint, I must.

You all know ever since I redid my keeping room, I've been wanting to lighten up the wall color. But I didn't because my sweet hubs made me feel guilty bad by saying, "I really like the color it is. Besides, we picked that color out together."
He had to rub it in with the last comment because he never gets involved with what I do in this old farmhouse. I "run with scissors" when it comes to decorating the joint.

But I've finally come to my senses and I'm going for it!
Sorry, Sweetheart!!

I've literally gone through a bag of Behr/Benjamin Moore/Valspar/Martha Stewart Living paint chips I've collected over the years to find that perfect color. But I came up with nothing.

Then it hit me! I've been wanting to paint my gigantic hutch a color called "Light Mocha." It's a beautiful off white/cream color. (not yellowy cream)
I love the color so much I thought the walls would look great that color!
But it's a craft paint.

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So I painting pieces of copier paper and starting sticking them on the walls
(because I'm a lunatic) all around the room to get a feel for how it would look.

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BINGO! We have a winner!

So I called over to Lowes to find what they need to get an accurate color of paint I want mixed.
She told me to paint about 6 layers of the color on a piece of wood, making sure it's completely dry.
(I thought I'd pass that tidbit on to you)

My next move it to head into town, get the paint mixed and grab some duct tape.

What's the duct tape for, you ask?

I may need it to keep a "certain someone" from getting into the paint can.

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Relax! You know I'm just kidding! I would never wrap her up in duct tape!
I would use bungee cords instead.

Happy Monday.

:> )


Laura said...

OH NO! your getting rid of the Graham cracker crust ,fell in love with it when I saw it in your room ,so glad I used it in my bed room. Look forward to the new color :0)

Carmen and the Primcats said...

Love the color. Can't wait to see it.

LOL about ductaping Stella. It may need to be done. I had a cat run though a paint tray full of black paint once and then run ALL through the house... ALL over the furniture and ALL over the tables and ALL over the counters. It was a MESS! Should have used that tape! ;)

Carmen and the Primcats

Susan said...

I'm glad you found something that you like. Not everyone can see the slight differences in colors. For those that can, it really matters. Looking forward to the reveal!

tj said...

...Oh that color is so me! I love it! :o)

...Yeah, I didn't think you'd duct tape Stella altho' some days I'm sure you would like too. lol ;o)

...Can't wait to see it finished. Btw, when you get done there? Please come here. [sigh] :o)

...Happy Monday back atcha'!

...Peace & blessings.

Primitive Stars said...

LOL!!! What a cute picture of Stella the color too, Happy Painting, Francine.

Countryfolk Keepsakes said...

Laura, that is an absolute gorgeous color but my heart is telling me it's time to lighten it up. But if I don't like it, I can always repaint it back and you know I will. :> )

Oh no, Carmen! That is my fear with Twinkle Toes Stella. She'll intentionally do a cannonball in the paint tray. I'm sure of it!

Peachy, I was really struggling with finding just the right color. Thanks for your help. ♥

TJ,if I lived closer I'd be right over! I love to paint walls!

Francine she is adorable. But man, she is trouble with a capital T!

Thanks again, ladies!!

Tina said...

It's gonna be fab! I guess I'm a "lunatic " too. I totally understand.
happy painting

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