We started out strong. Our first weekend with the keys, we stayed up till 1 am painting the laundry room and the powder room. It was a good accomplishment, but there is so much more to do.
We used Dunn Edwards color “Inside Passage” in glossy. I just love the names of paint colors. I’m tempted to chose the color for the guest bedroom based on name alone. Who’s with me? Perhaps I’ll have a poll.
We’ll call the old color “Split Pea Soup.” They attempted to liven it up in the bathroom with sponged-on little white flowers sporatically scattered about. This is a nice bathroom. Crisp white fixtures, shiny chrome accents… even a window. But somehow this color made it seem dark and dreary. We covered it with the very neutral “Inside Passage.” We’re using this color for a lot… nearly everything that is now “Split Pea Soup.” When you have a lot of painting to do, go neutral. Fewer decisions to make and you probably won’t tire of it quickly. That’s important, because I don’t want to paint again for a very, very long time!
The whole process is really a Rite of Passage. We got our hands dirty, and we felt like homeowners for the first time. And we also understand why our contractor charges so much in labor to do it for us. I’ll admit, we don’t bother pulling all the light plates and taping all the borders on later projects.
I will try and post photos of the painted rooms tomorrow. It’s been a long day – a morning in the hospital and afternoon at the chiropractor. Dan wasn’t quite as healed as my last post would have you believe. It wasn’t the bushes, which put up a feeble fight, but softball that did him in. He twisted his back and ended up with severe sciatica pain. After a shot of morphine and miscellaneous prescriptions, he’s resting comforably, and sure to join me in tackling some more painting in a couple weeks.