so, because I’m a
glutton for punishment devoted home-improver, I’ve decided to paint the dining room before the onslaught of holiday entertaining and more importantly, Lucy’s first birthday party. I’ve wanted to paint this room for a while, but I’ve been putting it off. It’s really an eat-in kitchen, but I’m hoping a darker, more sophisticated paint color will give the dining area a little oomph.
So today, Lucy and I ventured to Home Depot for a few samples. I learned my lesson last time and invested in some of those awesome tintatble 4oz size sample pots. On top is Wheat Bread from Behr, below is Martha Stewart’s Bedford Grey, on the right is Castle Path, also by Behr. I was so camera happy I barely let them dry before I snapped a few pics.
I knew right away that Castle Path (on the right) was out. It’s much too olive-y . It’s amazing how different the samples look in different light. I slapped some test areas up by the wall that gets the most natural light. Bedford Grey on top, Wheat Bread on the bottom.
I think Wheat Bread (on the bottom) is the winner (for the record, I would never buy actual wheat bread that color; who comes up with these names?) I love the Bedford Grey, but it’s really dark.
I think it’s a great warm grey. Hopefully, little miss Lucy will nap long enough that I can get this done tomorrow. We definitely need a new window treatment in this room too, but one thing at a time. It feels so good to actually get something done around here. I think I’ve been a little uninspired lately, and over looking some obvious need to get done projects. There’s a lot in the pipeline so stay tuned. What are you all up to?