Happy Monday! I hope everyone had a good weekend! We actually had unseasonably warm weather here yesterday.
The good news from this weekend: Topher painted my dining room for me (part of my Valentine’s Day gift)! The bad news is the color was awful wah wah waaaaaa.
I wanted the room an aqua color. I picked out what I thought was the perfect shade. The first coat looked promising but after the second coat dried the room took on a neon psychedelic aqua appearance. So insanely bright that when you turned off the lights, it still glowed as bright as if the lights were still on.
It was ridiculous! You know when you look directly into the middle of a neon light and it hurts your eyes? That was my dining room.
So back to Lowe’s we went on Sunday, and we picked out an aqua with a bit more gray to tone it down. So now it is not such a bright green hue … it is just a bright blue hue. I hate it. Not just kind of but rally hate it. I’m pretty sure.
Let’s just say Topher did not want to hear that. It is totally not my fault that it looked way brighter on my walls than it did on the teeny weeny paint swatch card. And it is not my fault that the color we both agreed would take it from looking freaky to normal was wrong too. Maybe after I live with it for a few days it will be better. I also have nothing in the room right now: No curtains (OK, old ones I hate, but not ones I really want) or dining table. Nada. Maybe once that stuff is in place, it won’t look so stinking “easter eggish”?
The room was a really dark taupe color … so here is the before (please disregard the ugly curtains they won’t be staying):
Here is the after:
I will keep you updated as the room fills in. In the picture it looks more sky blue, but it is more aqua in person.
If, then, I still don’t like it, I will have to paint the freaking room myself. Not looking forward to that, so I really hope it pans out. So what do you guys think? Do you like it or hate it?