Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Simply Organized Sunday …the Tuesday Edition!

My craft room remodel is teaching me patience; something I obviously need to learn. We are three weeks behind schedule, mostly due to challenges with our cabinet installation. I promise to share lots of photos once we finally get them installed. The good news is that our carpet is scheduled to arrive on April 30th and, hopefully, I will be able to use my craft room soon after that if all goes well. Today I thought I would share with you one of the many lessons I learned the hard way.

I originally posted a link to this very helpful post in February, but have since learned a few things that might be helpful if you are choosing a new paint color. Click here to read her entire post.

I followed her advice and now I am the proud owner of tons of gray paint chips and many small bottles of paint samples. Now for where I went wrong; I painted a small swatch of what I thought was the perfect gray on one wall. Big mistake! It looked wonderful, but when we painted the rest of the room, it literally looked like a hideous shade of lilac. I strongly recommend painting as large a swatch as possible on several walls to see how the paint really reflects the lighting. It would have saved tons of time had I done that!

After five trips to Home Depot, we finally got it right and repainted my room. My color of choice was Behr Classic Silver and I totally love it! It is a very neutral gray and works well with our lighting . I can’t say enough good things about Behr paint. It was so easy to work with.

Thank you so much for all your patience! I hope to be able to get back to crafting soon! I can’t wait to share the after photos with all of you.

Have a wonderful Tuesday!


debbyj said...

I know how you are feeling! I am in the process of finding the right color for my dining room. I have about 6 different paint chips around the room and hopefully, within the week one will jump out at me and say I'm the one. This has been an ongoing process and I am hoping before the holidays roll around, again this year, my room will be a different color!!

Scrappy Pink Corner said...

I think we all go through this with paint colors. There are so many choices out their that we get overwhelmed. We are in the process of painting the master and bath, and it has taken me 2 months to choose the right one for me. LOL.
Can't wait to see your newly designed craft room.

Brenda said...

Paint is a hard thing to pick because the lighting does change how it looks!! I don't envy you having to pick paint colors, but at least now you have some great paint chips to craft with! I am looking forward to seeing your room. Oh, and I'd be impatient too. lol Hugs, Brenda

RedGem said...

Just a hint... buy some cheap small canvas frames from Michaels and paint the color on it. That way you can move it to different walls. Afterwards you can use the canvas to add some watercolor on it or die-cut letters and use it as art!

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