I have spent a good chunk of the last 5 years painting things. And I mean a goooooood chunk. This week I have been busy with the brush yet again. I was able to add a steely gray to my hubby’s studio door and 2 closets (definitely need to share his space with you soon!) and I also made some headway on our upper cabinets. The sad news is this- the white is not right. Something must have gone wrong with the formula, because it is definitely reading creamy/yellow, and not the same as the Simply White on our trim and doors. It isn’t too bad on its own, but next to my trim I REALLY notice the difference. I was hoping once I had 2 coats on it would morph into the right color, but sadly that didn’t happen. I have done the boxes and backs of the doors- so now the question is whether or not I want to drive 30 minutes back to the paint store? Did I mention that it snowed last night?#definitelydon’t #butIwill
I snapped a quick picture of where things are at- messy counters and all. And let’s be honest- theres only half the stuff thats usually on here, because normally there are about 3-5 lego creations, and a minimum of 4 kids books.
The good news is that I am really liking the way the uppers feel now that they are white. I haven’t finalized the color for the lowers yet 😉 I did manage to put one of my samples to good use though. It’s Diplomat Blue by Behr. I like to use their samples because they’re just under $3.
For the last month I have been picking away at our mudroom- which was feeling pretty gross since we tied in the old and new part of the house… You can see the before right here, and the progress we made after I painted everything, and how much things cleaned up once we added doors to our DIY built ins.
Even with the incomplete random paint job (that’s leftover ceiling paint on the walls ya’ll) and the missing trim, this little room is so much better. I love the little pop of color in there.
I’ll give you a hint about what I’ll be testing next for the lowers…
I have always loved the color on this little box- you might have noticed it migrates around the house….
Until next time, I wish you well in all of your painting endeavours… and if at first you don’t succeed- try try again.