I had been putting it off because I knew it would be like a scene from the children's book, "If You Give A Mouse A Cookie." If you are going to paint the kitchen, you might as well paint the dining room. If you are going to paint the walls, you might as well paint the trim. If you are going to...well, you get the picture. It was going to be a big job.
I had tried to be a colorful girl. Really, I did. I love color in other people's houses. My walls were yellow and I listened when the experts advised me to "add pops of color!"
It just wasn't me. I am a white girl. Wait...that didn't sound right.
I love neutrals. I love shades of white and grey. Contrary to what my friends think- GREY IS A COLOR!
Here is what I started with:
I chose "Incredible White" (which is code for "pale grey") from Sherwin Williams and called in my pals to help me tackle the job! Booze may or may not have been promised.
My friend and designer extraordinaire, Karen helped me pick paint and even did the dirty work of taping off the floors!
Some pals tried to send SOS messages...
Here is the deal with the paint stick. You suction a ton of paint into the wand and get down to business. No dripping or splattering (thank you splash guard!) and no more 872 trips to the paint tray!
The paint stick was so easy to use that my 10 year old daughter got in on the action!
An unnamed friend ditched the paint party and sent her dad to help out!
The best part was putting everything back together. This was my kind of "50 Shades of Grey" party!Remember what my china cupboard looked like? Talk about a POP of color!
It was fun for 7 minutes but I quickly longed for "Serenity NOW!" I painted over the green with dark grey.
My one remaining POP of color is on the back of my dining room chair.
Finally, a 50 Shades of Grey that I can get into.
How about you? Does color make you happy or stabby?