This week, the second in the One Room Challenge hosted by Linda of Calling it Home was all about the paint.
I am the world's messiest painter.
But before we get into that, I need you to know something.
Isn't she beeyootiful?
Both my husband and my daughter said it was "too modern" (my son said it was boring) and when West Elm converted American dollars to Canadian (adding about 30% to the price) plus the shipping, what was barely affordable (and on sale!) became out of reach.
so, I let it go.
I am sad.
For the first few days after we painted, I wondered if I'd done the right thing going with the barest off-white instead of a happy blue-green. I had been going back and forth on it until I saw that Jonathan Adler--of all people--has light white walls.
Then I was happy again. No more goldy yellow!
(Though my husband and I both agree this is a very odd colour in this room--sometimes it looks pink, and sometimes like cantaloupe.)
What was once the desk wall now sports a rather nekkid Expedit,
and where the Expedit once was is now a random assortment of my leftover furniture.
Actually, I loved the colour when I first painted it--it was an excellent choice to bring together my white Ikea furniture and my dark walnut china cabinet.
Yes, I painted that old pine door black. I am going back and forth on that, too. And we painted the baseboards. No waffling on that. Best. Thing. Ever.
It's a nice piece. I like its straight forward lines. But it has always been just a tad too precious.
But, how about painting it....say.....Tardis blue?
Or, dark blue--with a different colour inside?
I cannot tell you how much I love this emerald green:
I love this grey? blue? and coral combination:
Of course, there's always the option to go white with hidden depths:
I have no idea what I'm doing or where I am going.
I am researching (affordable!) options for a table, a light fixture, and a comfy chair. I'm also keeping my eyes peeled for a rug (which I may paint). I don't really have a to do list for this challenge or a pre-set direction. I am willing to let things come together more or less organically. So far, I am enjoying it.
But, there's a really strong chance this whole laissez-faire approach is going to bite me.