Tuesday, January 22, 2013

RH Pale Silver: Round II

Yesterday, my husband ran to Lowe's and grabbed a paint mixer piece that can be attached to a drill. We decided to try a new route with the paint. I wasn't quite prepared to give up yet. Here is a picture of the mixed paint versus the paint as it arrived {and actually, the second gallon, shown below, was worse than the first}. This tool {which was less than $5 made a HUGE difference}.


Is that not the strangest thing you have ever seen?!?  No wonder I had issues! Mixing it by hand was clearly not enough.  So today, I started painting other areas with the freshly mixed paint and it looks so much better {my husband still thinks it's blue but he only saw it after the sun went down}. He forgets that I am find with the bluish color, but I needed the gray/green in it. The worst part now is the paint emphasizes our overly cream/nearly tan trim. That may have to be my next project. This isn't a great shot but you can see how much lighter and brighter this makes everything.





I'm liking how it turned out, and the more I paint the better it looks {versus just comparing it to the existing wall color}. Every foot I cover, it starts to feel so much lighter and airier. I have to remember that until everything is in place, I'm not going to love the individual steps. It's the bigger picture I'm going for. Patience is key - which is really tough for me. And, as a reminder, here is my inspiration from Tiek Built Homes decorated by Caitlin Creer:


I think I'm going to have to start reading tutorials on how to paint trim...the bright white makes such a difference.

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  1. I love, love, love all the progress you're making on your home ... the new drapes, the entry light - it's all gorgeous! I'm simply amazed you can get so much accomplished so quickly! Wonderful job!
    Nicole
    www.nicoleodettedesigns.wordpress.com

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  2. It looks a lot better. I really thought the paint company had mixed it wrong.

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  3. What is the lovely tan paint color is your photos?

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  4. What is the lovely tan paint color is your photos?

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    1. Unfortunately I don't have know for 100% certainty because the prior owners painted it. However, based on the leftover paint they saved for us, I believe it is Sherwin Williams Latte and the trim is Sherwin Williams Antique White.

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