I see a white wall and I want to paint it black


D went to Dallas on Tuesday for work.  I wanted to do something major to surprise him when he got back.  To be honest, when he's gone I feel I have a bit more leeway to experiment.  Both of us are full of opinions.  With him away I only have to deal with my own.  

 We've talked about painting the dining room wall with chalk board paint many times.  We discussed several options from doing the entire wall to painting wide stripes or one big section across the middle.  Neither one of us has had the guts to do it.  I think getting the dresser and hanging the dining room lamp gave me the courage to jump in and paint the entire wall.  

Lately, I've also been feeling that our house is too white.  It needed something bold to tie in the "childish colors"  of the kid toys and accents and the mellow "adult" brown hues.  I think it worked well.  It made the chairs and hanging lamp pop.  The table looks much better as well...in my opinion. 

D loved it.  I knew he was going to be tired at the end of a long day...aka crabby. So to avoid too much shock at the wrong time I sent him a picture when I was half way done at about 2pm.  He thought I was playing a practical joke on him. He thought I had photoshopped the black in until he took a very close look at the picture and saw the blue tape around the edges.  

It was no practical joke. I had managed to paint a wall black while juggling a 2 year old!!! P was actually incredibly good. She helped me paint for 5 seconds and then realized painting in the real world is a lot of work and Mom is full of opinions about technique.   

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kriselkeeper: I see a white wall and I want to paint it black

Saturday, March 20, 2010

I see a white wall and I want to paint it black


D went to Dallas on Tuesday for work.  I wanted to do something major to surprise him when he got back.  To be honest, when he's gone I feel I have a bit more leeway to experiment.  Both of us are full of opinions.  With him away I only have to deal with my own.  

 We've talked about painting the dining room wall with chalk board paint many times.  We discussed several options from doing the entire wall to painting wide stripes or one big section across the middle.  Neither one of us has had the guts to do it.  I think getting the dresser and hanging the dining room lamp gave me the courage to jump in and paint the entire wall.  

Lately, I've also been feeling that our house is too white.  It needed something bold to tie in the "childish colors"  of the kid toys and accents and the mellow "adult" brown hues.  I think it worked well.  It made the chairs and hanging lamp pop.  The table looks much better as well...in my opinion. 

D loved it.  I knew he was going to be tired at the end of a long day...aka crabby. So to avoid too much shock at the wrong time I sent him a picture when I was half way done at about 2pm.  He thought I was playing a practical joke on him. He thought I had photoshopped the black in until he took a very close look at the picture and saw the blue tape around the edges.  

It was no practical joke. I had managed to paint a wall black while juggling a 2 year old!!! P was actually incredibly good. She helped me paint for 5 seconds and then realized painting in the real world is a lot of work and Mom is full of opinions about technique.   

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1 Comments:

Blogger THE BRICK HOUSE said...

I think it looks great! Black is the only accent color I can deal with, and I think this looks really sophisticated.

It was so scary when we painted our guest bedroom wall black - and I had to kind of secretly do it behind the boys back and be like "well, it's too late now - might as well finish".

Never regretted it. I'm in the mood to do my master bedroom soon...

March 20, 2010 at 5:09 PM

 

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