Week 51 – A splash of color arrives!

Once upon a time, when we first decided to build a house, I went Pinterest crazy picking out all kinds of things that could go into the new house. One of my largest house Pinterest boards was for paint colors! I had over 26 different colors of paint picked out and saved for the house.

To be sure, Josh was not going to let me paint the house 26 different colors! So after collecting at least a dozen paint chips, and using the impending threat of shelter-in-place to motivate some decision making at the beginning of March, we narrowed it down.

There’s a lot of yellow/beige and blue/green shades there…which if you walk through our current house, shouldn’t be a huge surprise!

After last week’s intensive cleaning of the drywall dust, Josh went absolutely gangbusters getting the entire house primed and all the ceilings painted so that I could start getting paint on the walls! And WE’VE GOT COLORS!

As you can tell, we’re not afraid of color, and we picked some pretty bold ones which felt slightly bolder on entire walls than they did on just a little paint chip square. But we’re digging it.

The bane of my painting existence has become the column on the corner of our dining room that has one side exposed to the hallway, two sides exposed to the dining room, and one side exposed to the living room. Which, when painted that way, turned into a technicolor nightmare…so we’re walking that back a bit! 😂

Also, the wall opposite the yellow wall in the hallway is supposed to be an accent wall, which we’ve decided to do with a vinyl graphic, and while I’ve been really set on birch trees for some time now, all of a sudden there are so many options and other considerations! Fortunately, we can’t do anything in vinyl until the paint has fully cured 30 days. So we’ll get the colors on the wall…and then hope something just “speaks to me” as to what should go there!

Josh assures me there are lots of other details to worry about before I spend too much more energy on accent vinyl! 🤣


Published by Kate

A former Wisconsinite, Kate now resides in southeast Minnesota with her husband where she teaches high school English and theater. She recently completed her master's degree in learning design and technology, and continues to study and advocate for arts integration in the classroom. A recipient of the RISE America grant for high school theater, Kate is working to innovate and expand theater opportunities for the students at PIHS. An avid distance runner, concert pianist, and want-to-be wine aficionado, Kate's blog "ink." is a passion project, embodying all the best parts of life: friends, food, wine, thoughtful conversation, style, and sass!

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