Friday, February 13, 2009

The "Orange Room"...

So, I had this color in my head. I REALLY wanted it, but all I had was a tiny photo. I looked and looked for the color and thought I'd found it. Yesterday, I was on a mission to finish the dining room. I whipped out my handy-dandy painting tools, opened the paint can and began to paint.

*Note to self: ALWAYS do a test swatch before getting this far and finally noticing that the paint is horrible...
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Yes, folks. I got ALL the way around the room before I realized how yucky the color was turning out.lol

It was a looooong day. I sent Allison for a lighter orange. She brought back the color I'd envision in hell's dining room. It was the color of flames and with the dark tile, it'd be just dandy. ::snort:: Sorry, no photo of that one. By then, I was really rethinking the whole "Poppy" color. I was tired and I no longer really wanted to mess with it.LOL Allison thought we should try one more time. I decided that we'd just get 3 little paint samples and try them on the walls. That worked much better and we found the color I was looking for.

Today, we painted the whole room this color...
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We love it! I can't wait to see it with the tile and I'm going to stop by Pier One tomorrow to see if I can find a good painting on the wall. I'm glad that Allison kept me going when I would have given up.

Oh, and it looks great with Sophia...lol
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And Evie too...
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Look at that hair...lol
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See? I do work too.lol...
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Blessings,

9 comments:

The Bertone's said...

I love that color! Nice! Keep up the good work!

Wild Homeschool Family said...

Oh I love, love, love the final color! You all are doing a wonderful job!

Jodi

Diann said...

I like the new color! Your house is looking so awesome with all that you are doing. Keep posting pictures, I am really enjoying them.

De'Etta @ Choosing Joy said...

Alison is such a blessing! I REALLY like the new color.

Laura in MO said...

Lisa - that final color is beautiful! So bright, cheery and warm. All your remodel work looks fantastic!!!!! Can you come do my house next? :) :)

Berry Patch said...

I never would have been brave enough to try that color, but now...maybe! ;-) It looks great!! Be careful though....you might loose Sophia in there - you know - camouflage. LOL Just kidding! Your little kids are adorable! Your big kids are amazing helpers! ;-)

Linda said...

Yes, I think you were wise to keep trying, Lisa. I like what you finally settled on!

Robin said...

That color looks great! And it was clever to pick one that matches your daughter's hair. LOL

Donna said...

I'd gotten behind on reading your blog and didn't realize you had this problem w/ your paint. It ended up looking great! I think Allison must be Wonder Girl. What an awesome helper!