Friday, November 14, 2008

The Living Room Paint Parade

As noted on a previous post, here's the process and results of our living room.

Shambles Wall Painting 1
We did our best to get the right color

Shambles Wall Painting 2
Seriously, we did our best

Shambles Painting Priming
We had to prime first

Avocado Delight
Of course, this picture doesn't do justice to the green

Obviously, it started as some sort of golden ideal, but manifested in what we found as "Sour Lime" but after looking at it like to refer to it as "Avocado Delight."

The problem with painting any room is that you have to deal with the light that reflects off that paint and defines that color to your eye. Our living room is not exactly bright, except when the front door is opened. So we have "bright closed," "bright opened," "cloudy closed," and "cloudy opened." For the evening hours - as this was going all the way down the hall - we have incandescent and compact fluorescent bulb light. This, should you ever have a similar experience, creates 6 different versions of what you put on the wall.

I think we hit it right.



Anonymous said...

I like it!

Ricky Shambles said...

Thanks! It's much more lime in reality, but I appreciate the vote of confidence.