When we were chosen to part of the 2010 True Value blog squad, there were some major projects that we really wanted to do…
namely…painting parts of our house that hadn’t yet seen a Purdy paintbrush. That would require dusting. WHICH I HATE. But is a necessary evil. I can’t wait for the day that dust is in style. I’ll be so ahead of the curve.
Anyhoo. The upstairs hall needed some painting so we put it on our 2010 To-Do list. (The list changed by the way when we put the house on the market – but more on that later!)
Part of the upstairs had never been painted….part of it was never finished. It had sat like that since 2008. Two years of uncompletedness. Awesome. You see, in 08 we had painted the downstairs hall Churchhill Wheat. It was a great color…just not really for us. Not here. Not now.
I change my mind like I change my underpants…more often than one might think.
The problem with the Churchhill Wheat was that it had yellow undertones…and the rest of the house has green undertones. Not cool. No really…yellow undertones are quite warm.
Plus, I am the type of person that needs a little fluidity. a little calming. a little one-color-scheme-upstairs-and-downstairs. You know the type…we’re crazy.
So I whipped out the True Value card and purchased two gallons of interior eggshell paint in Grand Teton White. I always laugh whenever I hear the word Teton…mostly because my boss one time announced at a party where the word Teton comes from. Boobs. It comes from boobs people. And my boss was hilarious…he was like Michael Scott but awesomer.
The upstairs part of the hall REALLY needed painting….you can’t see some of this grossness in most photos but it was there. and it needed help.
And here it is after a little Grand Teton White-ification.
Sorry you can’t see the color as naturally as I would like.
This photo of our little foyer is probably the closest to the actual color….it’s creamy but not too yellow…and it’s clean looking.
I had different plans for this wall upstairs though.
Not exactly single color scheme different.
I like it though. And the funny thing is, this little accent wall cost me a total of $6. I just bought two of the Martha Stewart Bay Leaf sampler tester thingies (the only one available in green). It didn’t really look like the color on the swatch. But I like it anyway 🙂
So there we have it – one freshly painted hall…with a splash of favah!
Anyone else been painting lately? Any green accent walls in the mix? Anybody even consider whippin out the paintbrush with 2 weeks till Christmas? Or perhaps you can relate more to the whole 2-years-unfinished-project thing? Yeah…that is our life people.
And of course, one big chest bump to True Value – the ones that keep us projecting along and inspired to have green walls 🙂
“I was one of the bloggers selected by True Value to work on the DIY Squad. I have been compensated for my time commitment to the program as well as my writing about my experience. I have also been compensated for the materials needed for my DIY project. However, my opinions are entirely my own and I have not been paid to publish positive comments.”