First of all, let me say that this week marks ONE YEAR since Manny and I moved to Savannah. HOW has a whole year gone by?!!
And another question: HOW have we survived the eleven months of house updating we’ve endured?!
As a dubious means of celebrating, I resolved a few weeks ago to fix a few… ahem… mistakes I made with our renovations.
When Manny and I were preparing to move into our bungalow, I was looking at a lot of pictures of historical bungalows. It was fun and educational. But, as a result, I picked some paint colors I later came to
dislike hate. I know that’s a strong word to use, but as everything around us shaped up, looking at bad paint-color choices was starting to drive me a little bonkers.
So I begged Manny to let me go crazy on the walls in a few rooms. Because he’s a saint, he gave his blessing to this quixotic mission of mine. The results? I have to say, I’m pretty pleased.
Let’s start with the sunroom. The ‘before’ pic is one I shared previously when I talked about our efforts to uncover and rehab the original flooring:
I really love this room. But as I noted in that earlier post, I’ve never been happy with the wall color. It was supposed to be Benjamin Moore White Dove, but I harbor suspicions that there was some wire-crossing and this is not in fact really that color. Maybe I assume this because I don’t like admitting I was wrong. And I love Benjamin Moore. Regardless, I went to Home Depot two weekends ago and picked up a few gallons of Behr Ultra Pure White. It’s a run-of-the-mill factory white, but it was just what the doctor ordered.
I’m really happy with the color difference! The awesome green floor wasn’t doing the yellow undertones of the previous wall color any favors. Now, the room is light and bright and fresh.
Still not convinced the color difference was worth the trouble? Here’s an image of the wall in a half-painted state:
On the left you can see the new, truer white. On the right is the old ‘white.’ It looks downright dingy! And while it took about three days to paint this room — time I cannot get back — I’m *so happy* with the results it seems somehow worth it.
Stay tuned for the next post: the living room redux…
What about you? Anyone else ever had to repaint after choosing the wrong color?