I’m not sure if this is a location or a contractor issue, but I have had six different companies in the house for one reason or another where they arrive and then leave almost immediately because they did not have the right equipment or part in their van. Um, what? I wish I was kidding. It’s incredibly frustrating for us to plan our day because we have to wait for them to come again (or in one particular company’s case 4 times total).
At today’s post, we’re still waiting for the pool to be fixed and our painter still has not finished the job. Last Wednesday he told me, “See you tomorrow.” I haven’t seen him since, though he eventually did call Brian explaining his absence as he needed to wait for molding to come in. Sigh.
Anyway, that’s my vent. I could spend a while whining and complaining about it, but I am looking at the big picture. We have a home. We are healthy. Breathe.
Now onto paint colors!I love seeing the before and afters with paint. Everyone has such varied tastes and styles. Color is so very subjective.
Here is a peek at the BEFORE of our office. The former homeowner used it as a craft room. Since it is right off the master bedroom, we decided this would be the perfect office space. The odd part about this space is that there was a doorway leading into the master bathroom. It made it feel too much like a Jack-and-Jill bath, so we decided to have the entry closed off from the office.
Yes, there was painted grapes around the door.
Here is what it looks like right now with Sherwin Williams’ Breaktime:
Our painter still needs to finish putting in molding, running another coat of paint and doing touch up. Also all the walls here have texture on them, so that is a big change from what we are used to.
When Brian came to TX ahead of us to start at his new job, I had to choose the paint colors from VA based on memory and photos from a cell phone and camera! It was a fun challenge. We ended up with only one color we disliked.
When we first toured the house, the family room looked like this:
The red was not our taste, so my initial choice was Watery by Sherwin Williams. On the paint chip, it looked like a lovely, grayish-blue. In person, it was the color for a baby boy’s room.
We went to Sherwin Williams to double check the paint was right too. It was.
We had it repainted to Grassland. It’s kind of green, kind of gray, depending on the light.
Ahh, much better.