Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Painting projects, here I come! Maybe.

Well, I'm trying to work up some motivation to get going on atleast one of my indoor projects while the weather is all nasty and unpredictable. I'm having problems actually getting going though.

I really want to get my bathroom painted, but that is going to be a huge, massive, painstaking process. There are a ton of screw and nail holes that need to be patched and wall paper that needs to be removed and everything needs to be washed very thoroughly and primed and then painted, probably with two coats. There is a ton of taping off and edging to do and I really hate edging. It's annoying and time consuming and tedious. There isn't a ton of wall space, but lots of corners and edges and things to work around so I'm just not really wanting to start that project just yet.

The office, on the other hand, just has four windows, two doors and a closet to work around. There is way more wall space, but I think it will be much less labor intensive. There are just a few small nail holes to patch up and it doesn't need to be primered. For those reasons, as well as the piles of boxes of books and things waiting to be unpacked and put on the shelves that are not going to be assembled until the room is painted, I am more inclined to paint the office first.

My problem is that I cannot decide on colors for the walls. I want to do something bold and bright and colorful in there. It's my office and craft room so I want it to be a nice, fun color. I had planned to go with this really nice blue.



It's a beatiful color that I absolutely love. That is a picture of a picture and it's actually a little deeper and brighter then that looks. I'm afraid to do it though. It looks great in the picture, but all of the accents are a very bright white and I think it needs that. The room I'm working with has a beige carpet, no lighting fixtures at the moment and four windows that don't really let much light in. Besides that, my craft table is huge and a dark espresso brown, the computer desk is mostly black and all of the shelves that I have for the room are black. I think between the dark accents, the lack of lighting in the room and the beige carpet the room would turn into a dark hole with that deep blue on the walls.


I could be wrong, and I may still end up going with that color, but at this point I'm trying to steer away from it.


I have no idea what direction to go though. I still want a bold color in there, but I can't come up with anything bold that doesn't have the same dark hole issue. All the bright colors that I like for it aren't exactly the bold statement I want to make in there.


I'm not sure if I want to stick to blues, teals and greens (purple flags are the colors I really like)...


Or go with something bright and different with yellows, golds, reds and oranges...



So that is where my head is at this week. I would really like to get both the bathroom and office painted before it gets nice out and I don't want to be inside any more. Hopefully I can make it happen! I think I just need to pick a color and go for it. I can change it later if I don't like it, right? Of course when I realize that that means painting again I might decide to like it, but hey, whatever works, right? :-)











4 comments:

jrosey said...

I've been painting too! I had patches of drywall repairs that needed to be primed & then two coats of paint. Of course, they're not all the same color, so it's a pain in the butt. I said it was my winter project, so I have two more days to complete it! Although, I'm sure I will have plenty of yucky days left to work on it over the next few weeks! ;) For your craft room, I'm leaning towards one of your lighter colors, 'cause I think your dark trim will accent it nicely. P.S. I like edging, so keep me in mind when the bathroom needs tackling!

Adventures Of A Horse Crazed Mind said...

My Mom is a designer and so I have a bit of experience picking wall color. Depending on the tone of your carpet it sounds like a nice rich saturated yellow would look nice. Anything "dark" probably wouldnt work. Benjamin Moore (paint store) has a color called Dejon that is really nice. With yellow it is important that you find the balance between the pinks, the browns and the brightness within the color to suit the light in your room. I'd also strongly suggest taking home a test pot if you go with a bold color because the lighting in a paint store or the color of the sample chip can look much different than the end result depending on the light in your room.

Good luck.

Adventures Of A Horse Crazed Mind said...

Sorry Dijon (like the mustard)

Mom said...

Mornin tweety...
I know your a blue tone lil gal, but your right, if that room gets little light, your yellows & peachy tones would really feel good in there. Sis's old room is a wonderful soft yellow & I love it for that dark side of the house. So darn cheery. Guess what? I love to edge, if you would like help! Love Mom