I have been wanting to paint an accent wall in our Family Room for awhile now and I knew I wanted the color to be from the "brown" family but I didn't know which brown.
I get these little "home improvement" booklets from Lowe's every other month, they are free! In the last issue, there was a color swatch that I knew I had to get. So, last Saturday, on our way home from Burlington, my sister made a stop at Lowe's so I could get a better swatch of the color. I brought it home for Jason to see and the next thing I knew, we were loading all of the kids up in the van, headed for Lowe's. I was thinking we would get a little $3 test can just to make sure we really liked the color once it was on the wall. Little did I know, my husband had other plans...he went for the gallon-sized can. "What? Are you sure?"
Well, Monday, while Jason was at work, I slapped a few spots up on the wall. I wanted to see the paint in different lighting throughout the day...the wall gets a lot of natural light from the patio door. I was really falling in love with it...good thing since my wonderful husband had picked up a gallon of it.
By Tuesday night, the painting was complete and when he came home from work on Wednesday, I had everything make up on the walls and together we moved the entertainment unit back. Project complete in 48 hours! I love it! My kind of project!
Oh and get this, when we picked the paint up from Lowe's, the guy grabs one of the most expensive "base" cans to mix the color with. I asked him why it had to be the expensive can ($31) and he informed me that it was because I had expensive taste. "What? Me?" Yes folks, the color I picked was a DESIGNER color...go figure!
"Thank you honey for painting the wall!!" I think I will wait a week before asking him to start on the next project.