I had to run to the hardware store today to get an extra set of house keys made and…
…lo and behold…
I wound up in the paint department!
And left without my set of keys!
I wish this was the only time something like this has happened. It happens daily.
I am in the middle of at least 5 different projects around the house and thought, “Oh what’s one more??”
This is a picture of our formal living room and it is the first room you see when you enter our house:
One of the most frustrating things to me about moving into a brand new house is every single wall is WHITE! I know some of you are shrugging your shoulders maybe thinking, “And the problem with that is…?”
Well, in a nutshell I LOVE COLOR!
I wanted to go bold in this room, but have been wracking my brain about what paint color to choose.
Very common problem.
While I was in the paint department today I spotted this cool thingy….
This is simply a paintable piece of 9″ x 12″ clear film. One side is paintable and the other side has a low-tack adhesive so you can take it off one wall and try it on another.
And it costs $0.98!
In a nutshell, this film allows you to “test drive” your paint before totally committing to it. I bought a sample size of the paint I was drawn to (apx. $3.50).
Color is very difficult to translate via pictures. This color is navy+gray+green and I kept staring at it. So for a total investment of $4.50 I bought a sample of it and the SureSwatch and brought it home to get started!
Being the rebel that I am, I ignored the directions and slapped this thing on the wall and then painted.
After 15 minutes, it’s dry!
Here is a better picture in a very sunlit area of the house.
I really like this product and will use it again. For a minimal investment of $4.50 you can make sure that paint you love is really for you.
This one is so stay tuned for an upcoming living room makeover!!