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Buh-Bye, Beige!

Hello, Laguna Green!

Well, that’s what I’m calling it, at least. It’s not an actual color from Sherwin-Williams — it’s right in between Rice Paddy and Hearts of Palm. So. I’m naming this color Laguna Green because it is so similar — although not exact —  to the kitchen color of the rental we had in Laguna Beach two years ago (see photo above).  

Yes, the master bedroom makeover is complete. The green has been picked, and the paint is now dry. I’m exhausted, but so so happy with it. It feels like a whole new room! It even feels bigger somehow. Paint is the unifying element; it has turned a boring beige room into a bright, beautiful haven. I am just pleased as punch.

Here’s the “before” just to remind you:

And now for the after!

Whew! It was a whirlwind day! It went a whole lot faster since I did all the prep work over the weekend. It made the painting go a whole lot quicker. I’m just so glad to have it done! Finally!

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Pick a paint, any paint

Tonight when Simon was on his way home from work, he called home, as he tends to do, and we discussed the day.

“What did you do today?” he asks.

“Um, oh, well, you know, grocery shopping, child-raising, oh, and um, painting,”  I respond.

“Painting.” This is a statement, not a question.

Poor Simon. Somewhere between yesterday and today, we have moved from just paint chips tacked to the wall to full-on painted swatches all over the room. 

“So I guess we’re committing,” he remarks.

He really is so good to indulge me. I’m a lucky girl! Now if we could just decide on a color.Forgive the goofy photo; I shot it with my iPhone. All but one of the swatches is Benjamin Moore. The third swatch is actually the same color that I painted the upstairs bathroom (RIP, Bunny Toile). Right now, the far right swatch is winning out.

Ideas? Suggestions? I’m feeling ambiguous right now about it all.

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