Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Weekend painting...

On Friday after work, I stopped and picked up 3 paint samples. When I got home I put it on 3 different walls in our living and dining rooms. They are all shades of gray/blue. We decided to leave it that way and see what we thought that night and the next day.
Saturday, we decided that we liked the one all the way to the left the best (it's called Winters Day). The middle one I was afraid would be too bright, and the one on the right I thought would be too dark - it was called "Gray Gray" so it was for sure gray! Still hesitant, we decided to just paint one wall and see how we felt about it. So we painted one of our dining room wall (the easiest to paint, and the shortest wall!)
We loved it! Especially against the white doors and molding. Although, in some lights it looks a little more blue than I would like, BUT I think with any gray it is going to look more blue depending on if it is in the shade, or sun. While Garet was on the second coat, we thought - why are we just doing one wall? Let's just DO IT and paint the whole room! We already had all the paint out and brushes and ladder, etc. We liked the color, and you really can't picture a room in a color until it actually is in that color! Plus if you absoultely hate it, it can be changed. So at about 3:30 on Sunday we started taking everything off the walls and rearranging furniture. Oh, by the way, we had to finish it Sunday because with Garet's work schedule he would be getting home late on Monday and Tuesday - and I can't reach the ceiling on the tall wall (I'm kinda short like that.) So here is Garet taking things off the wall
If you look closely in the picture above you can see Suzi sitting outside. Poor dog, I really don't think she understands that she is a dog (that maybe my fault actually......) Anyway, she seriously sat like this the WHOLE time we painted! Most dogs run around, enjoy their freedom, chase a bird or something, not our Suzi - she just sat by the door.
We finished painting everything Sunday night - and yesterday we got everything put back. I am happy about it, but it is a lot more blue that I had thought I wanted. I guess we'll live with it for a while and see if it grows on us. Here it is:

You can tell in these pictures how the walls look different colors depending on the light. In the last one (our dining room) the wall without the window tends to always look less blue than the others.
Oh - also on that wall in our dining room - I am going to have to put something on that wall. We did have a big ole picture, that I hated, but we needed something to fill the area. I told Garet that I am NOT putting that picture back on our wall - which he is fine with as long as I have something else to go there. I really want to do a picture wall right here - I just have to figure out how :)


Amanda said...

I love the blue! yay for taking the plunge. Can't wait to see it in person.And poor Suzi she looks so confused!

Carrie said...

That looks great, Kelly! I can't wait to see it. I love the color, but I understand that any big change like that takes some getting used to.