Several years after moving into the house (coming up on our 4th anniversary!), we’re finally getting around to painting the main space (I know, right?! Total #slackerproject). Originally done in 1999, it’s a golden/tan/brown newspaper/sponge paint treatment that’s very western, but upon moving in, we kept it because it walls are over 12 feet in some spots and hey, it was already done.
Instead, we concentrated our efforts on re-doing the camouflage walls and the electric pool-blue office space into something more palatable. I’ve been swatching the walls at full tilt this week. Nearly every day, I’m coming home with another sample to dot the walls with. I’m up to FOUR now.
The first swatch was Hopsack from Valspar. It looked ok in the front hall, but light changes during the day and in different parts of the house. It ended up being way too lavender. The second: too brown. The third: too white. The last: too green. Ugh. Can’t there be a magically PERFECT paint color?!?!
The paint chips have been littering the bowls, counters, even the silverware drawers as I attempt to keep them organized. Today, I picked up another paint chip: Gobi Desert. This will make the 5th sample I’ll bring home. Don’t tell Hubs…... If that’s not it, I’ll just live in a paint-pock-marked house forever. It’ll be easier!