Sunday, April 25, 2010

Paint, easier than it looks

I'm sure we've all painted a room right? If not, perhaps we've just painted MORE than our share...We are VERY handy and are really lucky to have a mother and father-in-law who are too. They live in Naples, FL and every time they visit we beg, okay, bribe them to help. In all fairness, we don't have to beg and bribe much (maybe just some wine and beer...), they know we both work full time (in spring MORE than full time for me) and are more than happy to help us.

So, Susan (MIL) was here at the tail end of this bathroom renovation, of course not finished enough for us to use yet, but hey, it never works out that way right?? She is GREAT with color, design, etc. so she and I (after shopping and lunch of course) went to the paint store. Oh Benjamin Moore, how I love thee.

We have learned the hard way that paint looks VERY different on the paint deck than it does in a large swatch, and even different than it does throughout the day. So we paint posterboard with our top choices. We live with the colors on the posterboard for a day or so, looking at it in the morning, in the evening, and with and without the lights on. When we've narrowed it down, we'll head to the paint store. Here I am doing the "testing"

Here are two of our choices:
Sandy Shores and Monroe Bisque

And here were the other two:
Wood Ash, and one my MIL actually invented, we stole it from her and our Master Bedroom is painted the same color.

After much deliberation we decided on...Wood Ash. I will put up photos this week, so stay tuned!


1 comment:

  1. Good luck! You are so lucky to have the nicest in laws, love that she invents her own colors too!