Again With The Paint

I am so sorry.  Some of you out there are probably having real problems, but I wouldn’t know it because I haven’t read any blogs in two days because I am still obsessing about the fiasco that is our living room project.

Thank you, thank you, thank you to Emily for her very insightful comment.  It made me start thinking in a new direction.

I agree with all of you that said the oak needs to be painted white in order to work.  But I can’t do it.  Just can’t.

I can, however, paint the walls a different color.  I don’t want to, I really don’t want to.  But I can.  I love that shade of green that doesn’t really show up in my blog photos.  Love it!  And I don’t want to make that room any darker.  Really don’t.

But that is the direction I am headed.

I found a greenish shade of brown that I thought would work well.  It is on a Dutch Boy paint card.  Today I ran uptown.

Sorry.  Give me a sec while I snort and chortle.  *uptown*  hee hee

So, I went to the little local hardware store all of 45 seconds from my house, hoping they sold Dutch Boy paint.  But no, they sell Valspar.  And, of course, there was no Valspar card with the exact same shade of paint, though there was one that was very close.

Mr. Hardware store owner offered to try to custom mix a color based on the very close shade and, since I am desperate at this point, I took him up on the offer.

I didn’t realize the local hardware store would want my firstborn for a quart of paint, but whatever.  He did a darn good job custom mixing it, though it is just a tad darker than what I wanted.  But, overall?  I think it will work.

Tell me what you think.

IMG_0973 Obviously I just slopped on some of the new color and didn’t wait for it to dry.


Better, no?

Also, rather than leave all that white at the top around the piano border, I am going to use a very small brush and paint whatever color I decide on around the pianos and staff lines.  I may leave it white up above and just paint underneath, but up to, the border.  Like this:


Again, I didn’t wait for it to dry. 

Ugh.  If I’m whining in two weeks that I didn’t get my Christmas cards out, and how lame can I be not to get my Christmas cards out?  Remind me I was a little preoccupied with paint.

And George, if you’re out there, it’s a good thing we don’t know where you are, because Tewt the Newt would put you to work.

5 thoughts on “Again With The Paint

  1. You are so way beyond my ability to make decisions and tackle projects at this point! Here’s my thinking – go with whichever color you like better, leave the trim, get the furniture back in there, and live with it for a while. If the trim drives you crazy to the point of distraction, you will find a way to paint it (or find someone to paint it) and find a way to still get it done nicely after the fact of the other installation and painting. To paint up to the edges of the piano border looks nice but is a project that would surely put me over the edge. Of course I’m the one with a hideously painted red (and a really bad red) spare bedroom downstairs that I swore would be the first thing I painted when I moved in, and 4 1/2 years later it is still red, with junk loaded in there and the door closed. So see, you really don’t want my opinions but I’m sharing anyway!


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