But, when I chose the paint color for the bathroom, we were working with a vanity light only. And suddenly, with all of this glorious light overhead the paint color suddenly looked a lot different than it did and even more different than I imagined the end product to be. Mix that with the cedar planks, painted or not, and things were looking country or coastal–not sure which–but not us. That much I know. So, what’s a girl to do? Paint the planks, yes–and cabinetry. And then we threw in the ceiling and walls again, too. When I was getting my art degree, I remember my professor always saying, “If you aren’t happy with it, you’re not done yet.” I’m not a perfectionist. I’m not. But if I don’t feel proud of something or happy with it, I can’t stop. I’d rather keep painting (or working, etc) until I get there. And, hallelujah, we got there late last night.
Have a happy weekend. Our costume party is tomorrow and we can’t wait. What are you up to?
Ps. We announced the winner of the Wusthof giveaway here.
that light is so chic.
I love that line your professor said. I think it goes for almost anything too. if you’re not happy, you’re not finished (ie. food, any craft, having more kids) you get my point. Brilliant!
I totally know how you feel (I even went to art school, too!). Painting over what you’ve already done (or more than you’ve planned) seems like such a pain, but in the end it will be worth it. Can’t wait to see the finished results.
We painted a room a slate-bluish color too, and it turned out more blue than gray. I did question it, but we are living with it for now because I don’t hate it, it’s just different than I expected. Still neutral enough for our overall decor plans, though. Here are some photos (it’s the spare bedroom):
Our wood grain Shaker cabinet fronts were designed for busy, high-traffic homes like ours. Clad with durable textured thermofoils, this line is compatible with Sektion, Akurum, Godmorgon, and Besta cabinets from IKEA. It's the perfect, practical way to add the warmth of wood to all the rooms of your home.
We have teamed up with Loloi to create a line of rugs that are as affordable as they are beautiful. This collection houses a great mix of traditional and modern rugs, in cottage-y colorways, as well as vintage-inspired beauties that you’ll want to roll out in every room.
We partnered with Stuga on a line of hardwood floors — The Ingrid is really livable, and the color is very neutral. It doesn’t lean warm or cool, it’s that just right in-between. We have really loved putting it everywhere in our house. It’s the best jumping-off point for design, no matter your interior style. In addition to being beautiful, Ingrid is really durable — we have three kids, and we always have a home construction project going on. Ingrid stands up to it all.
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We recently painted our study a dark, moody green color. This is after we first painted it a muddy green, then repainted it a blue-gray. I guess what they say is true; third time’s a charm! The journey was worth it, though, because I’m so in love with this glossy green in contrast with the […]
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