Thursday, March 31, 2011

The Words "Accident" and "Paint" Don't Usually Go Together But...

We had a happy accident while trying to decide what to paint the dining room.

These were the colors we tested...and I was up for testing even more, but the hubster was growing pretty weary of my paint color indecision.  One evening in passing I mentioned I really liked how the top two colors {Valspar Woodrow Wilson Putty and Olympic Silver Dollar} looked next to each other, but didn't like either one of them on their own.

He wasn't too fond of the Silver Dollar {though he did retract his mental institution statement} but mentioned he thought the Woodrow Wilson Putty looked good with the existing paint.  We had about a half of a pint left of Woodrow Wilson Putty from when we painted our master bedroom.  I suggested we try out a big horizontal stripe...since we weren't happy with the color we already had I felt we had nothing to lose.  If the strip was horrible, we'd do something else.

So the hubster measured carefully and we chalk-lined and taped.

And painted two coats.

And we love it.


And while we were doing this painting, Bethany suggested we paint the walls blue like my blog header...which I also love!  So now, instead of painting the dining room blue I have my eyes on this china hutch...

...which I have always wanted to paint but have been afraid to since this was my grandmother's.  And even though it's not in the best condition, I would be tremendously sad if I painted it and it turned out awful.  Even though my mom gave her blessing on any alterations to the furniture a long time ago { years ago}, I'm not sure I have the guts to do this project.  I need to think on it some more before taking that leap.  But it's definitely on my "wish list" of projects for my home.


  1. I love you blogging. I really want to get started with my own blog but have no idea what I would talk about. :)

  2. It's beautiful! :) Glad you had a happy accident!


  3. Thanks y'all!

    Sara, it's good to hear from you! I haven't seen you in such a long time...we should try to get together for lunch or coffee or something soon. :)

    Michelle, I played with the idea of starting a blog for forever {ok maybe not forever...probably since we lived in California} but didn't know what I'd write about and was afraid I'd sound silly or something. Originally I thought it would be a nice way to keep up with Matthew as he grows, but it's becoming a really wonderful outlet for grown up time where my sentences are echoed with more than "goooo" and "phthththt". You should totally give it a'd be wonderful at it! :)