Thursday, September 29, 2011

Still painting

I've been painting again. I picked a color called Simplify Beige for the pantry. Here's why.
1) Mountain Air - my first choice, did not look good after I painted two walls with it.
2) We had a can of Simplify Beige at home from painting our hallway and stairway (at the house we live in now) so I would have some extra for touch up. As you can see by the little white dots, it's not easy to paint o.s.b. (a type of chipboard)
3) These walls are going to be covered with shelves, so you will not see much of the wall when it's all said and done. It's the pantry.
I also painted the

mechanical/electrical room.

I don't like painting behind stuff like this...

or this....but I did. (the white is primer - it is now gray. Serious Gray!)

I've decided...

I am not good

at picking out paint colors. I have about 20 of those little sample cans.

(Hey that kind of looks like Africa on the left! - Kind of...)

I've also decided I'm going to go with creamy colors on the walls...

and add color by painting furniture and cabinets with all of those little sample cans. And add more color with pillows, blankets, pictures and other fun stuff.

We hired someone last night to hang gutters, after several phone calls and four estimates.

Also, I went to our family reunion on Sunday and found out one of my cousins is taking HVAC classes at Ivy Tech in Kokomo. He said his class is looking for a project to install heating and air. Pick me pick me!!!



  1. I can commiserate with you about selecting colors. There are just too many options! I think your idea of doing creamy colors is very smart. If you want to be bold, you can do it later once you see how the light works in each room.

  2. I am tickled by your post from last week! Each time I scroll down through the list of blogs that I follow I come across your's and it says that you are still painting! Painting does seem to go on forever, so your blog post may still be accurate for what you are doing!

  3. Are you still painting?! (We are! It seems like we will never finish!)
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  4. Okay, I'm not color expert, but I'm experienced, and I do know with blues, to get the tone you want without it being like a blue on steroids, it helps to focus more on the gray/neutrals and find a bluish version you like. It's amazing how that all works. Crazy. Annoying. Aaargh!