Six years ago, when we moved into this house, long before we even started our renovation, we had all of the walls painted. For our bedroom I chose a bold blue, something beachy, with hints of green in it.
Originally I had picked a paint that was a much more mellow color, it was almost white with just a hint of blue/grey in it, but after seeing how well the bold color in our son's room turned out I changed my mind and went with this blue instead. I had had a bold color in our bedroom in our last house which I loved, so I thought what the heck, it's only paint, and went for it.
After a few years I began to see this color all over the place and that's when my fond feelings for it faded. I'm weird like that, and as soon as something becomes popular, well I tend to hate it and want to move on. You know, kind of like when they play a really great song over, and over, and over on the radio...and that song you once loved just becomes annoying?
So, about 4 months ago I began the hunt for a new wall color...yeah, I have lived with a paint color I didn't like anymore for about 4 years and 4 months! Just because I don't like it any longer doesn't mean I feel like changing it. I used to not bat an eye at painting a whole room, but I did it for so many years, that now I just cringe at the thought of re-arranging furniture and clearing a room out to paint the walls. I think a whole house renovation will do that to you, it sucks the remodeling/changing things up life right out of you!
But as much as I detest the idea of painting, I'm even more tired of staring at 3 different color paint swatches on my walls. But I have finally settled on a color, and we even have the new paint, so there really are no more excuses I can use.
I thought I wanted a soft grey that had a lavender undertone, but once I put it on my walls, and even though this room gets a TON of light, it just looked muddy. Instead, I ended up with a soft pale grey that looks almost white. This from a girl who swore she would never want an all white room...well besides my kitchen. Oh, and white walls are all the rage right now...so forget what I said earlier about things being popular...blah, blah, blah.
But I think I'm going to like it. It has enough grey to make it interesting, and it still looks nice against the bright white trim in there, so fingers crossed it will work. But the blue won't all be gone from the room when it's finished because my ticking stripe duvet and new bolsters will make sure that the blue isn't really gone.
And in a separate act of craziness, Mr. Tide and I have decided to try and tackle our kitchen backsplash tile installation ourselves. After having numerous installers come out and say it seemed too complicated, or wanting a fortune to do it, we've decided to just do it ourselves. We've done tile work before, and after being so frustrated with not finding someone to do it I was actually looking at buying different, more simplistic tiles we could do ourselves. But after pricing out new tiles that I would actually like, we thought what the heck...the worst that can happen is that we have to get all new tiles if we screw up, and we are thinking about doing that anyway...so why not at least try!
I think this might actually drive me a little buggy before all is said and done!
To my Canadian readers, I wish you all a very lovely long weekend in celebration of Canada Day! :)