I puttered with the color a lot before ultimately just asking a friend the color of a room in her house that I liked. I find it hilarious that when I ask certain people they can tell me the name of the paint color of many of the rooms in their houses off the tops of their heads. I could tell you every color we've painted rooms in our house. I wonder if that's a sign that you're an adult. Or maybe it's a sign that you're crazy (no offense friends who are like me). Anyways, it's Benjamin Moore Stonington Gray. It came out a little more blue than I was hoping/expecting, but I am tired of painting so blue-gray it is. There are a few before and after shots of the colors.
We decided to keep the curtains for now since there is nothing wrong with them and they block out a lot of light for guest who like to sleep in late. I might sew a lighter fabric to the existing curtain to cover it. Any ideas? I might also someday buy new ones. I just feel bad replacing something that has nothing wrong with it, except the color.
As part of my summer bucket list I have been writing one letter a week to my mom and have been loving it. Snail mail really needs to make a come back. In an effort to bring it back I made the desk area into a little correspondence area. I included pens, pencils, envelopes, stamps, paper and some post cards. I realize it's really cutesy and probably no one will ever actually write a post card or letter from this desk but me. It's still fun though. The little desk area needed a chair so I re-painted and recovered a chair I've had since college and have subsequently painted and recovered three times. The chair has lived in five places with me. This little chair gets around.
So far only Blaze and Penny have stayed here since it's been re-done. It feels very good to have this big project checked off the list. Most of the other things we're hoping to get done this summer are outside things.