|After. Yup. It's blue. But I kinda like it.|
|There is a Fifty Shades of Gray joke waiting to be made here.|
It's gray... and by gray I mean that in some lights it looks like a prison block, at other times of day it has all the warmth and luxury of an auto garage, and in the evening it turns Old Lady Hair Lavender.
It's still an improvement over what we had before,
but I don't LOVE it, you know? And when you put that much time and effort into something, you want to LOVE it.
Man, it actually looks way better in pictures than it does in real life. Go figure. But you can still see the lavender, right? (If not, you'll just have to trust me on this one.) Also please disregard the total lack of styling. We haven't re-hung many pictures or put the mantle back together yet. I know, I know. At this rate I will NEVER become a famous home decor blogger. Let's all be sad about that together. (Although seriously I wish Kohler would offer to comp me one of their fancy Sensate sink faucets because that thing is dreamy.)
I was ready to go! buy! more! paint! like yesterday, but David's not keen on repainting the living room RIGHTTHISSECOND, so we've compromised. We're living with it until Sherwin Williams's next sale (which a little bird told me is coming up in mid-to-late September). In the meantime, I'm trying to figure out where I went wrong. After much consideration, I think it's because I was trying soooo hard to get away from the mustardy-beige-flesh tone that was on the walls before, so I went with grays that are too cool. Overcompensated. I need to embrace more of a greige--a gray with tan undertones. I've read good things about Benjamin Moore's Edgecomb Gray, so I might even ask about color matching. I helped my BFF from college paint her living room Perfect Greige by SW and I loved it in her house, but I think I want to go a shade lighter since our yard is so shaded we don't get much direct sunlight the way her house does.
I don't know why David doesn't want to spend another weekend painting since we had so much super helpful help:
We were finally like, you want to climb up on the stepstool so much? MAKE YOURSELF USEFUL, CHILD!
Zuzu is totally onboard for repainting soon.
So the saga of Painting the Living Room is TO BE CONTINUED...
Or maybe I'll learn to love lavender-gray?