Sunday, August 15, 2010

P is for Paint

The husband and I have spent the weekend painting. Saturday afternoon we finally chose a new color for the dining room to cover up that bright yellow. I was determined for it to be gold so we went with a deeper shade. Let's just say attempt #2 was just as bad as attempt #1. It was darker, but still awful. I'm going to spare you from having to see a picture.

My mother-in-law stopped by and weighed in on the great paint dilemma. After much debate with her and between ourselves, we decided gold was just out. There is no shade of yellow or gold that goes with the color on top. It just wasn't going to happen. We talked about pulling a color out of one of the paintings I'm having done, but I really didn't want to do that without seeing the paintings. We finally decided on just a darker shade of the color on top. gold! But we ended up with the "hat box brown" and I love it! I think it looks great. My pictures will had plenty of color when they are all finished.

The only problem is the new color has caused me to love our current curtains and artwork. Now I'm not sure I want to put the new paintings there. I still want them, but now I'm unsure as to where there home will be. We'll just have to wait and see. There is a chance they will match the curtains and look great there.

After we finished the kitchen FINALLY, the husband did some touch up work in the guest bathroom that I painted back in May. While he worked on that, I did some paintings for my classroom. I'm decorating in school colors (red,black,&white) and wanted everything to match. That meant new posters to replace old ones. I'm going to wait and show you my "beautiful" artwork when my room is finished and I can show you everything. But let me warn you now....I'm no artist by any means!!!

Today we bought paint for this monstrosity.

It's been ready for awhile, but I couldn't decide what color. I really wanted purple, but the husband had me doubting so I've been searching for something different. I finally decided on this pebble color because I figure it will look good no matter what room this desk is in in the future. I'm hoping it will be finished in the next couple of weeks. I've told my husband that is all I want for my have my desk finished and set up.

Back to the paintings I'm having done...I got a glimpse of one of them tonight. There are three! I am so excited about them. I LOVED IT!!!! Amanda is doing an excellent job, which I knew she would.

And on a non-painting note...while she was here my mother-in-law gave me an early birthday present. She bought me a beautiful ring with my birthstone. I LOVE IT!! I had been looking and wanting something with my birthstone.

Thank you again Momma B.


  1. Love the ring! Really pretty!!!

    I also really like those paintings and the curtains with the new colors. They look like they were made for that room!

  2. I'm so glad you really like it! AND....I love the paint color - good job!

  3. The new paint color looks great!! Looking forward to seeing the paintings when Amanda is finished. :)

  4. Love it. Love it. Love it all, Elaina! I really like the final paint color~it's perfect and I do love the curtains and paintings too! I also adore your ring!

    Good luck with the start of school!!

  5. Don't you love it when you pick a paint color that looks great in your room?! That looks wonderful and I can't wait to see it finished :)