Thursday, July 05, 2007

color crisis

No, not my hair (but the roots will have to dealt with soon), but the mudroom. It used to be white with cream trim and of course being a mudroom in Maine the wall were pretty grimy, even though we aren't even here during real mud season.

So.... I decided to go with green.

Paul Revere Green. Sounds pretty, doesn't it?

Try Oscar the Grouch green. Dark Celery green. Institutional lunchroom green.

So, now I have 4 walls of the stuff and I need to fix the problem, but I am mentally stuck on how. Any suggestions?

Then there are the beautiful blue kitchen table and chairs I painted the second coat on yesterday and left outside to dry.

It rained last night.

The top of the table is covered with bumps and the paint just slides off with a touch. Any suggestions?

This home improvement gig is not for the faint of heart. But not to worry. I will go down to my friends at the hardware store, who now say "cha-ching" under their breath when they see me coming and ask the helpful folks.


Donna said...

Congrats--you have *primed* all 4 walls for the REAL color of----deep forest green....I have that color for my den/office. You are so brave to go with vibrant colors!

As for the doors of blue...I'm so sorry it rained...You may be able to scrape off the bubbles and lightly sand them, and just repaint with the same beautiful blue!

Good luck! How about pictures when you are done?

Donna said...

Sorry! I saw "doors" for "table and chairs"---I still think the ideas will work on them

Elisheva Hannah Levin said...

Ouch! So far, we have been lucky in the colors we have chosen. You never really know 'til you actually put it on the wall.

For the tables and chairs, you can sand them and paint again. That way, they will have two coats of the color you like.

I know what you mean about the DIY gig! We are about to start the chaos of putting in wood floors.

Talk about ch'ching!