Monday, February 4, 2013

The first living room wall

When we picked out what color to paint the living room of the first floor apartment, we were a little more conservative than when we painted the kitchen. Now, we are focused on making the first floor a great rental space, so neutral was a must. Looking through a color pamphlet Mike picked up, I chose Olyimpic paint's Treasure Map. We went to the store and bought two gallons, grabbed the three shade swatch, and brought it home. We held the swatch up to our existing paint and realized that Treasure Map was a bit too similar to the color already on the wall. So we decided to go down to the second shade on the swatch, Bermuda Sand, slightly darker so that our bright white trim would pop a bit more. Mike took the two gallons of Treasure Map back to the store to see if they could add more tint and get us to Bermuda Sand. Unfortunately, it's not that simple. We couldn't get Bermuda Sand, but we got something darker and inadvertently made our own custom color. We're calling it "Christie Street."

 Emmett was not impressed.

 Wall behind the couch - DONE!

At first, I thought it was a bit too desaturated, but on the wall I LOVE it! So, we reached the goal for this week and finished the wall behind the couch. I definitely can't wait to get the rest done!

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