One Room Challenge: Picking a Paint
What’s a One Room Challenge without a few tears?
Just like there’s no use crying over spilt milk, there’s no use crying over dried paint. But my eyes did well up with tears and a few ran down my cheek.
But before we get into this week. If you’re just joining in today – I’m revamping my girls’ walk-in closet for the six week challenge and here is the plan…
The few tears happened because I can’t get this damn pink paint color right. I’m frustrated and tired. Twice now I thought I found the right color painted out a bunch of the closet and then I hated it, which means repainting all of that work as well.
The first time, I had my local paint store color match the Sister Parish fabric that will be used as the window drapes. The color ended up feeling like hospital pink and I just hated it.
The second time, I thought I had the correct color for sure and then my mom walked into the closet and said, “oh” and not in a good way. She tried to backtrack but the honesty was right there in her gut reaction. The pink ran too cold and will make the paper look dirty.
All my work was not paying off…
The best looking pink with the Best in Show wallpaper is a dusty pink because of it’s cream background but I’m not a fan of dusty pink. Here in lies the problem. So I sampled and sampled and sampled paint colors. I obsessed. And then I got stuck in analysis paralysis.
Enough is enough. My mom stepped in with the gift of a painter and the gift of the painter coming on a certain day which means that decisions needed to be made. Thank you, Mom!
I decided on Rosey Outlook by Sherwin Williams. It may have partially won out from the name alone. I’d love nothing else than the girls to have a rosey outlook on life.
I’m thrilled with the color and I’m so happy I bit the bullet and decided on a color.
Also, some tips that I learned along the way for pink paint: usually pick the paint that is at the top of the paint strip; pink tends to build on itself and it can intensify quickly. Also, if you want to go a little lower on the paint strip, trying cutting the paint and adding in 50% white.
Next step is the wallpaper installation. I can’t wait!! You can check in on the other participants of the One Room Challenge here.
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