Tuesday, November 2, 2010

This Was LOOONNNNNG Overdue!

I must say that this was probably the simplest project that only took about two hours but it was put off for such a long time.  One year to be exact. 

Let me preface before you see the first HORRID picture!  REALLY....it is horrid and I didn't even realize it until I saw it in pics!  When we moved in to the house one year ago this Saturday there was some touch up to be done.  The house is only five years old but it still needed it.  I found an old can of paint and so I took it to the hardware store so that they could match it.  I came home, painted and it didn't match.  Wrong finish.  So I got the same color in the finish I thought it was.  Now it was the wrong color?  REALLY??  It seems that the same color looks different depending on if it's flat, eggshell, matte, etc.  So....thinking that it was five year old paint I cut a swatch out of the wall and tried to get the match again.  Wrong finish again!  I knew it was either eggshell or flat and the eggshell was too shiny.  The color matched perfectly, just a tad to shiny.  So I go back a fourth time and get it in flat.  You guessed it....color didn't match.

This really is how the rest of the walls look in the main living area of my house.  No kidding...YUCK!

I give up I buy a totally different color paint and plan to paint at least the hallway and will attempt to do the rest of my home with it's 12 foot ceilings some other time when I had LOTS of time.  It is going to take a lot of work. 

I finally got a wild hair today and decided to paint the hallway.  It took about two hours to do and that was with Parker "helping" me.  I decided to do the hallway so that my hubby could decide if he liked the color enough to apply it in the rest of the house.  I don't know why I put it off for so long!

I LOVE IT!  I can't beleive I waited soooooo long with those hideous walls in my hallway.  And the color...I don't think I could have picked a better one! 

Isn't it PURDY!!


Becky C :-) said...

Love it!!! It's a sage green with a touch of grey! Perfect, and it's exactly what I'm looking for in my bedroom. Hmmmm.....

Carrie @ Dittle Dattle said...

What color is that?

I have a long hall that looks exactly like yours. It even opens up to another room with high ceilings. I'm going to be tackling it after I finish my oldest son's room.

Cara said...

LOVE it! Great job!