Thursday, September 16, 2010

Paint Schmaint

   A little less than eight months ago we moved into our first home. Yay! What a thrill to be home owners. Of course me being me, I couldn't wait to get started painting and decorating. I set my sights on our master bedroom. My goal being, make it a relaxing retreat at the end of the day. Something similar to this room designed by interior designer Susanne Kessler for Ballard Designs.
Ballard Designs
   So in my spare time between diaper changes, nap time, and feedings I worked on our room. I decorated, bought bedding, lamps, d.i.y.-ed my first dresser. Then all I needed was paint, the white walls had to go, they were screaming at me I'M BORING!!!! OK, a little dramatic but you get the point the white was not cuttin' it. I went to my local hardware store where I picked up some valspar paint in a shade called Cocoa Creamy. I'm a sucker for paint colors that not only look yummy but sound yummy as well :). After painting 3/4th's of the room the unthinkable happened, I ran out of paint. Hmmm, oops lesson learned one gallon of paint is not enough for 4 walls. So I begrudgingly put my paint brush down and told myself I will come back to this project. Uh, four months later I'm still staring night after night at my bedroom with three walls painted and not well I might add.  After thoroughly being annoyed with my bedroom I drove past my town's only hardware store determined to finish my project only to find to my dismay to it had shut down. NNNNOOOOOOO!!!! Now I will have to live with my unfinished room a little longer, what's a girl to do. My room looks more like this: 


  And the more I look at my half painted room the more I'm rethinking my paint choice. Maybe something a little more dramatic, and a little less safe. Decisions, decisions, decisions. I will hopefully finish this project someday soon, before my son goes off to college. Time will tell, I'll have to keep you posted on the progress.  

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