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26 September 2008

In Which I Admit Defeat

I wish I had some AWESOME newly painted bathroom pictures to show you but alas, I do not.

Y'all.

I just can't do it. This bathroom is totally beating me.

Not too surprising though when you consider that two days ago I was just putting Kilz on the walls.

As my very own Public Service Announcement, I'd like to tell everybody, dark paint is not very forgiving next to bright white trim.

That right there might save you alot of aggravation. ('Course you might be perty smart yerself and have already figured that out.) If you are considering painting a room in a very dark color next to bright white trim, let me just say this. Don't.

Hire someone else to do it. Let them gnash their teeth and writhe in pain on the bathroom floor.

And of course I would NEVER, EVER, NOT IN A MILLION YEARS, ever exaggerate.

I know I promised something would be on the walls by today. And, well, something is. But I don't think BooMama would appreciate me posting Before & After pictures where the Before looks more "done" than the After. I don't think that's what she had envisioned for this whole little project thang.

I'm pretty disappointed about the whole thing. The color has got me twisted in knots. I'm completely on the fence. It's like that song, Should I Stay or Should I Go, if you alter it a little....

Should I stay or should I go now?
Should I stay or should I go now?
If I could there could be trouble.
If I stay it could be double.

There's a new debate on the table. Continue with dark, evil, could-be-striking-in-a-good-way-or-could-be-hideously-hideous teal, or do I bury that stuff under a thick layer of Kilz and go instead with a nice, forgiving peachy pink?

When I do finish this, I'll show y'all the fruits of my labor. It just won't be today.

(Sigh)

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Sarah@Life in the Parsonage said...

"Hire someone else to do it. Let them gnash their teeth and writhe in pain on the bathroom floor."

So been there my friend! Dumb painting anyways...

Love ya ;)

2nd Cup of Coffee said...

I have spent weeks gnashing my teeth on my kitchen. All that's left now is mopping the floors. I think it was worth it. I say go for your gut choice, teal. You will be mad at yourself for wimping out with peachy pink. Keep us posted. There is an end to this dark tunnel. I am there, my sister, and you will be, too.

Tante D's better half said...

Oh, Jo.....girl, you need to abort this mission and go with plan B. You will recall that I picked a beautiful shade of blue for my bathroom in my first house and ended up with the Smurf bathroom. Those paint cards are so deceiving! go with a lighter "earthier" color. then you will be able to sigh with relief. and I have learned that bathrooms and kitchens (and laundry rooms) are the hardest and longest to work on. Lots of cabinets and corners and moulding. takes forever. not for the faint of heart. but no fear --you can do this! and it will be beautiful!

Rachel said...

We went with a dark red paint with stark white trim in our old house and it ended up turning out great. But dark walls in a small space (like a bathroom) aren't very forgiving, so make sure there are no major imperfections in the wall (i.e. how someone WHO WASN'T ME put up texture and didn't know what they were doing). I say go for it and if all else fails, go back to peachy pink.

OK, it was me.

Tonja said...

Don't. Give.. Up...!!!

I think you can. I think you can. I think you can. :)

does that help?
I hope so. B/c I've already bought my dark chocolate paint for my tee-tiny bathroom and I ain't givin' it up :)

I also haven't started yet :/

hang in there, sista!

Way More Homemade said...

It's a bathroom, right? So, you said white trim... how much white are we talking? In a previous house of ours, the bathrooms had white tile, counter tops, EVERYTHING was white. So when I went in with a color, it was just to much contrast. I had to go with basically a "tinted white" and it still looked really blue next to all that white. Just offering that little tid-bit up.

~Donna

bren j. said...

how can we offer our valued opinions and advice when we have no picture?! :)