Last weekend, we celebrated our one year anniversary in our home. When we purchased the paint, a year ago, I sincerely thought we would have the entire inside of the house painted by summer - at the latest. This would put us right in line to start on the front yard which we plan to make into an outdoor living space or rather usable back yard because, well, we really have no back yard and the house absorbs much of the noise shielding the front yard from the busy street.
Back to painting, so D opened up the paint can of ripe wheat and we both went - URGHHHH - This color on the entire room? It's a large room and such a dark color. It has really nice natural sunlight so we wanted to go with something a bit lighter. So we dusted off the paint cans and placed all of them in a line trying to figure out what we were thinking when we picked the colors and what colors go to which rooms. We only have 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms left to paint and 8 cans of paint. Hmmph. This is the problem when you don't write the room location on the paint can.
So..... we came across Belvedere cream- a nice, rich, cream color. D had just finished the ceiling (white) so I started on the first wall and then shrieked.... it was the EXACT freaking color as what was already there. Using some strong and inappropriate language I was quick to let D know this was a bad idea. He reminded me that it would dry darker and in about 15 minutes I had simmered down realizing that a fresh coat of paint is better than looking at old walls.
Ripe wheat will go in our bedroom with a burnt copper accent wall (I think it's actually called copper mountain), project slated to start in January. No more home improvements till then. YAHOOO.
The Office is still a complete and total disaster - I hate being in here, which is where our one and only working computer resides. I need to find some kind of really cool, hip window covering. I've spent hours leafing through the smith+noble catalogue wondering what to put on this window.
The color - Belvedere cream by Williams-Sonoma, our walls are a bit darker.
The prospect of hope and change for a new year - suddenly, I am so over this one and ready to move forward.