Salmon Sushi is what I think of when I see Will’s room. Just like how our rag rolled bathroom reminded me of raw ground beef…weird.
And you wanna hear something crazy? This room actually photographed better than it looked in real life. To the naked eye, it was like snorting bleach. it BURNS. I do not know that from experience…and will take the retina-searing wall treatment as an alternative.
And yes, we lived with this hideousness for way too long.
That’s one of the reasons I was thrilled when True Value asked if I would be willing to review their new paint and primer in one.
I have no idea why we pose with the True Value bear but it’s now a tradition.
Then we went in right away to check out this new EasyCare Platinum paint.
I must admit that I’ve been having a tough time picking out what I really want to do in that space. It’s one theme one day, the next it’s totally different. Sailboats, robots, dinosaurs, rainbow colors….it’s endless. But it’s difficult for me to pick something since this little guy surprises me every day.
So in the end, I did what any normal indecisive girl would do. I chose white. I took a swatch of Allen + Roth’s Subway Tile white in with me and the fine folks at True Value colormatched two gallons for me.
Will is a fan and he hasn’t even seen it on the walls yet. THAT’s how much he hates the salmon sushi walls.
oh and yeah – my teeth look ridiculous…like I’m signaling aliens for landing. ET call home!
Okay – so you should know that it took me three weeks to get two coats on the walls. It took forever.
The painting process itself didn’t take long and frankly I am surprised how well the first coat covered the pink on pink.
That’s my mom helping out again…literally I would get nothing done without her help. And when she can’t watch Will, we put him down in a pack n play in the guest bedroom closet.
There he is cuddling with all his ‘creatures’…my little belly sleeper
The room actually started breathing when we put on that first coat. It became a live again. I started noticing things in the room – like how the ceiling is actually painted and the trim is all this dirty cream color and how there is even cable to the high corner.
And for the grand reveal – we have a very blank slate. WHEW!
Anything is better than the pink salmon sushi walls. Oh and you may notice that we moved some of the furniture around a bit.
Okay – so let’s get down to brass tax. Here’s how I feel about the new paint & primer in one…
- Two coats and our walls are decently covered
- Did not drip or run even when we put it on liberally
- This was probably the hardest challenge any paint would go through – and it came out looking like way more than just two coats.
- The paint dried fast…so fast that we could put Will back in there after his nap and the walls were done.
- This stuff dried fast…so fast that we had to clean out the roller pan because the dried clumps were transferring onto the wall
- The paint was thick…so two gallons could do two coats…no more (and if I was being really picky, I would have done one more coat)
I give the paint a 8.7 outta 10. Sorry True Value, I know you would want a 10 outta 10 but I’m like those Chinese judges at the Olympic’s gymnastics…they always seem to score lower to leave room for the best.
So that’s the start of our nursery…not bad considering it looked like this only 6 short months ago:
Remember that horrible carpet? I do. Like I said…snorting bleach.
Dear Salmon Sushi…I will not miss you and your ragrolled texture. I hope you had a good life and hope you are enjoying 1993 heaven the rest of your ugly wall treatment friends. Say hello to my old pal – the floral wallpaper border in mint green and pink coral. We go way back. Goodbye Salmon Sushi…goodbye.
p.s. I do not recommend snorting anything. unless it’s laughter. or one of those netti pots.
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