Before moving in HH2 we had painters do the entirety of the 1st and 3rd floors. They just did the trim on the 2nd floor. I was just not ready to commit to colors for those rooms. And, based on the timing, they would likely have not gotten it done anyway.
The master bedroom was white. I figured I could live with white.
Upon waking in my new room on day two, I noticed something rotten in river city. The ceiling. It was splotchy and dirty and stained. Ugh. I could not imagine what had happened to cause this mess. Smokers? Leaks? (well yes...). and then I remembered the contractor mentioning to me that the 1st floor ceilings had been previously painted with wall paint. That was why they looked so blotchy. Aha. Same trick, different floor. So I had to paint the ceiling. I hate painting ceilings. Have I mentioned that?
But, as yet undaunted by HH2's million little issues, I stain blocked the area where they'd had a leak (more on that another day), and threw out my back painting the ceiling one Saturday morning. And it looked sooo much better. Even JWH noticed. And he rarely looks up. Ok, so I may have lain in bed babbling on about my beautiful ceiling for so long the next day that he was forced to notice. But a girl does what a girl has to do to feel valued. Right?
But (and you knew there was a but), the lovely, even, smooth, clean ceiling brought to the fore problem #2 in this room: it was 3 different colors. No shit. At some point they had painted one wall a creamy white, 2 walls a blueish white, and one all was, honestly, unpainted. It was wallboard and primer.
And so I started testing wall paint. Because I can't live like that. (You can see the 2 different colors on the adjacent walls in some of these pictures.)
Picking paint was hard. The northern light in here sucked the life out of otherwise lovely colors. That's Moonshine to the left there, people. Moonshine! Revere Pewter on the right.
See? Otherwise light and airy colors went dark and dull. I tried it all. Edgecomb Gray, Wickham Gray...previous proven winners. They all made it feel like a cave. Dingy. That was the word that sprang to mind.
And so I gave up and went and got all new chips. Colors I never before considered. I avoided all blues or hints of blues. This room just could not handle a cool color. And my choice? Grand Teton White!
But it's not white. it's a greenish white. See for comparison (GTW left, old plain blue-ish white on the right):
It's very soothing! And clean!
The trim looks nice, the curtains look nice. My orange sheets look nice. But I need a rug! On to that next week!