Sunday, March 30, 2008

Tiffany's anyone?

I have a better description for the paint color Rob selected in the guest room. Highlighter. It looked just like someone colored the wall with a yellow highlighter. Really, it hurt to look at and I wanted to run for my sunglasses. I didn't even take any pictures because I have no desire to ever see the color again. Seriously.

Anyway, I did have a chance to get out to the paint store again today. Thank goodness as anything is better than highlighter. But so much for my muted or paled down Tiffany's blue paint color idea for the guest room. I had a color matched today from a paint deck that I have. Well, after 1 coat...it's almost identical to the little Tiffany's blue box packaging. Not exactly what I was picturing. I was a little shocked at first (apparently I overcompensated for how dark the room is and it looks like you're walking right in a Tiffany's box now!) But I think I will like it...with crisp white linens and some nice white accents. Yes, it will work. (Though if you've been to my house, you know it is NOTHING like any of the other rooms which are all various shades of brown. Hah!)

So here it is. Notice the real Tiffany's bag in the background for comparison...Or maybe you don't b/c it blends in. (I promise I did not have the actual bag matched nor did I match that bag to any of my paint decks.) The edging (both my and Rob's least favorite part of painting) is left for last. So tomorrow I will attempt to get as much done as I can during nap time.


Really....pardon my appearance (although sadly, this is usually what I look like during the week when I'm just home with Jack!) I know the color will show up differently on everyone's computers as resolutions vary, so I'm including a few photos with and without flash in hopes that one of them will capture the "real" color for you :)


So now I just need to finish it and then add the details. I am pretty sure I'll like it. After I walk in and out of the room about 97 times to get used to it, that is...

Guten Abend und gute Nacht, alle!

9 comments:

Amanda said...

I think it is pretty, and I see the bag, so it doesn't blend in THAT much!!! Haha! Funny though!

I like doing edging... we painted our bedroom, and I did the edging while Joel did the roller :)

Natalie said...

I love that color blue. Our bedroom is that color too...

cocojames said...

LOVE it:) I can't wait to see the finished product!!!

BTW, I would do edging over the roller in a heartbeat. Though when we painted our house it got to the point where I didn't even have to tape...not so sure I would be at that point now...I think taping makes life miserable!

EJBABY said...

Hoorah! I'm out of the paint duty when I visit??

The Loucks Family said...

I don't think it looks bad! It is pretty and you're right - with crisp white linens and accents - it'll look fab! That color looks nice with dark chocolate brown too and silver accents. :-)

missy said...

Looks great, love the color!

klsterken said...

Love the new color!

ShutterBugFoto said...

Yeah I think it looks good. Can't wait to see the finished room with all the extras.

Vanessa said...

Looks good! I hate painting, so I'd rather do the edging than use the roller....plus, I'm better at it :)