It was one cold winter. We spent many days couped up in the same room, staring at the same walls. It was only a matter of time before the painting bug got me. I remember when I got bit. I was stalking Instagram late night, saw a friend’s post of her family in their living room. It was the happiest color I’ve ever seen on a wall and so I asked her what the paint color was. She replied “Sherwin Williams Copen Blue”. By 9 am the next morning, I was at Home Depot getting my own gallon mixed up.
One Sunday afternoon and my whole house vibe was changed. I was satisfied with this change for about a day before I realized the kitchen needed a dose of freshness. Armed with pins of inspiration, I trekked off to Home Depot. I decided on the top right color, Valspar Homestead Resort Parlor Taupe [holy mouthful]. Trim, trim, roll, roll and voila, the kitchen had a whole new look.
These changes were all well and good, but now each room on our first floor was a different color. This rainbow situation was not sitting well with me, so the front hallway and half bath were brought into the fold. The front entry got a the Homestead Parlor Taupe treatment while the half bath went from a shade of Plum [diddily dumb] to Benjamin Moore’s Revere Pewter.
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The complete painting overhaul was almost complete. Only one re-do remained, the dining room. It had been painted 3 times already since we moved in [September 2012]. My husband had already declared me certifiable and painting the dining room for a 4th time in less than 3 years was sure to confirm that I was crazy. Crazy is as crazy does, so out with the brush and gallon of Glidden’s Grey Tweed I came. After the last roller was cleaned and the paint cans were stored, my husband said, “the house really does look a lot brighter”. Excuse me while I take my victory lap!