We moved into our new house a little over two years ago. The walls were painted a soft khaki-beigy color. I thought “this is good. It will go with everything”. Yeah, except my living room furniture is the same safe, boring, blah khaki-beigy color! So for two years, I have sat and hated this house and how boring it is. It’s really a pretty house, though. I finally decided if I have to live in it, I’m going to liven it up! So about two months ago we painted an accent wall Apple Orchard in the living room. I sat and stared at that color for two weeks! One word….yuck! I wasn’t too upset as it was free paint. Ace Hardware was doing their free quart promotion and I took them up on it.
So while my Mr. Husband was out of town I head back to the paint store. But this time I head to my trusty Lowe’s store. (my favorite store in the whole world) After much deliberation, I’m back home with samples of two colors. What a great invention…little jars of sample paint! I paint two more different colors of green on the wall and stare at them for a day. Finally, I choose Jekyll Crane Cottage Green. Back to Lowe’s! I decide to start painting at 8:00 that night. (I get bored when Mr. is out of town) I have everything ready to go…drop cloth, base boards & stair case taped off, ladder, brushes and rollers. No wait….I can’t find any rollers! I search the entire garage, opening every cabinet and looking on every shelf for one roller. No luck! So instead of waiting until morning and head back to Lowe’s, I decide to paint the entire wall with a brush. A 2″ brush, no less. I didn’t think this through very well, did I? I finish painting around 12:30 am. It takes awhile to paint a wall with a 2″ brush. ;0)
But here is my Jeckyll Crane Cottage Green wall. I love it!