October 07, 2002
Picking Paint

We painted the main living room Sunday night and today. Well, I painted it. Scott unscrewed light plates and such.

We have painted the main living room a green color. Moss green, Grey green ect., however you see it. Scott made fun of me 'cause I was like the lady in the *Sandy beach or Sahara* paint commercial. If you have not seen it, it is a lady that is literally holding up the same or very close to the same color paint chip up to a wall and can't make up her mind. That was me. Do I go mauve, green, white ect... ARGGHH!!! Then you have to pick the SHADE! GAHH!!!!!!

I also have a lot of trim in this place. Not just trim at the bottom of the walls, but fancy crown molding. Got to paint that too. I picked the whitest of white. Yeah apparently there is an ultra white out there.

This house also has a chair rail in the dining area. One problem-- it only goes around 2 of the walls. We have a funky half wall with a column on it to brace the ceiling. PLUS, who the hell thought of the idea to make one part of the chair rail on the 3rd wall facing the kitchen and under the bar 12 inches long!? How the fuck do I paint that? Do I paint the wall the green or Kitten white?

I didn't. I yanked that bastard of a chair rail off the wall and got out the trusty spackle can. I am a professional with spackle. Give me a hole any size and I can fix it with spackle and other handy stuff.

Ok, so decided to paint under the chair rail and the half wall and the area under the bar a color called "Kitten White". Yes, that's the color. Kind of a dirty grey white.

Oh yeah, the chair rail will be the ultra white too.

So now I have a sophisticated living/dining area that is functional, yet a good area for having guests over.

We finally get the furniture on 10/9. YAY, a couch! A dresser for our clothes! We are currently living out of bags. I can't find half of my clothes.

One day we will have this place fixed up nice enough to have people over.

Posted by Ellen at October 07, 2002 08:32 PM

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Sounds terrific. I love shades of green. It is just such hard work moving. I am never, never going to move again. I find it amazing my parents lived in one house for over 50 years. It is further amazing that, when they died, it took me almost four months to clear out the house. My mother always said she was leaving me the biggest mess in the world. I thought she was kidding. LOL

Posted by: Pat on October 7, 2002 08:57 PM

After having lived in 15 different apartments within 22 years, I don't paint shit. I have a zillion towels, curtains, etc., of all different colors and I don't really care what matches anymore. Oh, but to have a house.....:) Good luck in yours!

Posted by: Gail on October 8, 2002 09:19 PM

WOW! you have Scott beat in moving. He always whines how he has moved 5 times.

we are not exactly in a house. Its a town house. But still the cats are liking the more space :)

Posted by: Ellen on October 9, 2002 07:20 AM

did you eat the paint chips?

Posted by: richie on October 9, 2002 09:22 AM

And I was sort of hoping to help you do the painting like you did for me.

Posted by: Cindy on October 24, 2002 12:37 AM

I am getting my brothers room since he moved out and I am have painters block. I want color because the color on the wall is just plain white! And I am getting older and I want a room that I know I wont get sick of fast. I just want to make the room more me and I need help.

Posted by: Stephanie on November 19, 2002 05:24 PM

quick question-foyer opened up to upstair. go around the corner u run into kitchen but goes through hallway to get there. can kitchen be differnet color than foyer or should hte whole bottom of house be the same color

Posted by: cathy pierson on August 12, 2003 11:22 AM

i would like to know and see a picture of a wall painted with the color moss green..

thank you Tracey

Posted by: Tracey on February 23, 2005 03:12 PM
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