Is there anything a woman frets over more than choosing a paint color? Perhaps the health of her children, the future of the planet, the crazed folks in charge of the House of Representatives right now? Right now paint color is ranking very high in my life. Why? Because I screwed it up. BIG. TIME.
Yesterday I was on top of the world....my stars were aligned...everything was working out perfectly...just one of those days. SO....I did what no DIY'er should ever do. I bought full gallons of paint without sampling first. Yep, I did it. I should go to paint prison. I thought I had chosen the perfect color. I knew how I wanted it to look.
I started painting as soon as I got home....the paint color was....well...pretty.....but just didn't look right with my oak woodwork. As a sidenote, apparently EVERYONE EVERYWHERE has white woodwork. My inspiration photos all had white woodwork. NEWS FLASH JENNIFER....you don't have white woodwork. The colors that look so pretty against white DON'T look so pretty against dark oak.
I stopped painting. I slept on it. I prayed when I crept down the stairs that it would look completely different in the light of day. It didn't. It looks worse. My husband has assured me this is not the catastrophe I am making it out to be.....as he pointed at the kitchen ceiling....THAT was a catastrophe, he says. Touche.
My husband told me to keep the red....my mom said "the red is pretty, I like the red"....everyone who visits the house comments on the red....but I don't want the red anymore. stomping feet, pouty lip why couldnt someone have just painted the damn woodwork before me....
SO....I NEED HELP PEEPS!!! Now I am a fish on the beach, floundering on the sand. Ack. I want light, airy, farmhouse by the sea....but that farmhouse has to keep oak woodwork. What should I do? Light neutral? White? Remember the kitchen has tall white beadboard, white woodwork (I took liberties in there because it had already been painted)....so how do I get the "look through" from room to room to look right? Oh brother. help