To quote Gob, "I've made a huge mistake." I wrote earlier about choosing my paint color for the dining room and how I used the ColorClix website. Wow. Not even close.
This is what the color looked like on their website. So when I went to the store I knew exactly what I wanted. I looked at the paint chip and was happy with the color - not too dark, not too light.
HA! Was I ever wrong.
I could understand it if was a little bit off - but in this case, the color wasn't even close. If you've ever painted an entire room a color you hate, you understand what I went through that night as we painted; optimism, despair, denial, reasoning, despair, realization, depression, the end. I even hung up one of my pictures to see if I would like the color when my frames were up.
Even Charlie's adorable little face couldn't save this color. IT'S BLUE. It's not even close to gray. Not even close. I held the paint chip up to check and the colors matched perfectly. I don't know why I ever choose a color from the bottom of the paint chip. It never works out for me.
Luckily, I had this wonderful lady helping me with the painting. Mel was awesome and she is a very fast painter. When I was becoming depressed about the color, she kept me optimistic and cheerful.
After Mel left for the night, I headed back to Lowes to get a new color. I went with the same color I had in the bedroom - I wasn't taking any chances this time.
It may be hard to tell in this picture, but the two colors do not match at all. The blue from the living room does not match the
gray blue in the dining room. Honestly, the color is not terrible. The reason I didn't like it was that it didn't fit my vision for my dining room. If this had been another room I may have left it alone.
After my late night trip to Lowe's, I did the cutting in and then finished the rest the next day. I love how it looks now. This is exactly what I wanted in my dining room.
I have two more items to check off my list:
-framed napkins (lets hope that one turns out more incredible than it sounds)
-new table and chairs
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Also, I might have to splurge on this lamp. It looks much more teal in person and its totally fabulous. It's more than I would normally spend on a lamp, but it was love at first sight. I take my relationship with my home furnishings very seriously and I know this lady would be happy to live in my home. My only concern is the height - with the added height of a shade, will it be too tall?
I'm also pretty obsessed with this little guy. He's a little short and squat, but I love the clear glass and large base. Any suggestions?
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