Thursday, April 12, 2007

Avant

The grass is visible! yaya! Thank You for your very comforting comments yesterday. It was a depressing post. I AM going to walk today! I am also going to finish painting the diningroom ceiling! I have been waiting a very, I mean very long time to be able to do this. The old color I loved, Nigerian Peony by Ralph Lauren, was warm and created a very nice ambiance in this room, south exposure. Any picture would turn out great! I had planed to repaint the ceiling the same Nigerian peony again. Well let's just say I was out voted. Acually, when Caitlin disagrees strongly I listen. Douglas has a good sense of desigm also, but he is very busy right now. K.C., the hubby can pinpoint a color with the snap of 2 fingers! He studied printing and also paper science... It used to make me mad that he was so good at defining a color. I grew-up. So now I am actually using a color that is a mystery paint found in the basement. I call it "cheap vanilla icecream". oookay...not loving it so far. The sun is not out so it is hard to tell if it will be ok. I am going to change if I find it is not working. ( I should note that my husband is not a fan of ceiling color).
The kids bath I did a few years ago with a pretty bluish,aqua color , on the ceiling. Actually it is about the color of the aqua wreaths that I make.P3270101
The walls are a taupe/grey, cabinets I painted off white with a light glaze over them. No pix's right now of that. I will try to get them later.
Back to the diningroom. Wall color is going to be Lynx Lake, Ralph Lauren I think (I told you I was waitng a long time to paint).
AVANT P4110204P4110203P4110202 Stay tuned. This job is going to GET Done! : )

8 comments:

Teresa McFayden said...

Oh I am smitten with your wall paint color. Love it. It's not too much, it's not too little, but JUST RIGHT. ...a quote from Goldilocks! :)

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

I am a big believer in painting the ceilings as well as the walls. White ceilings just take away from the wall color. Vanilla sounds fine though, warm and flattering to the skin tones!

Shabby in the City said...

Well one, I tagged you in this thinking blogger thingy...come see.
Two-I went into my neice's bathroom to show my mom her gorgeous aqua room, only to find it repainted in an apple green! It had been the color of your wreath and boy was I disappointed.

Gypsy Purple said...

Love the colour!!!
Best of luck with this project.....I`m also painting and moving rooms....sigh

Sugar Bear said...

Mary,
Isn't painting the greatest?! Not:) Good luck with figuring out your colors. I did get one of Holly's Doodle Packs and can't wait to receive it! It will be fun to see how everyone puts them to use. We may be getting some snow on Sunday.
Karla

Sadie Olive said...

Beautiful! Can't wait to see the finished product!

oldflowers4me said...

just keep going, in the end you will be screamying with joy, love jo.

Heather ~ Pretty Petals said...

Can't wait to see your finished rooms! I LOVE that aqua wreath! Remember when I complimented you on those pretty plumes you have on your table?...well I bought a PINK one this weekend! Love it! lol

Heather