Have you ever worked on a project, thought you were close to your big “taa daaaaa” moment, only to be completely disappointed when you realized that it was just all wrong? Yeah. Me too.
Things started off great yesterday. I took John & Alice’s little breakfast table apart and primed and painted it. Then I primed the chairs. (Yes, I’m sticking with the mismatched look. Thank you for your input!!)
I love how the table turned out, although it required lots and lots of sanding. (The paint job on it was…well…it was really, really rough, to say the least.) But I got it sanded smooth-ish, primed, and painted in a semi-gloss black Rustoleum spray paint. (And no I didn’t break it. The original top was made to accommodate a leaf.)
The chairs looked so much better even with just a coat of primer. (See the leg I missed?)
So I was well on my way to having all of the painting finished, and was so excited to see the paint color on the chairs! I worked carefully and methodically to get a good, smooth first coat of paint on the first chair, thinking to myself the whole time, “Wow, this paint color is absolutely gorgeous! It’s going to look sooo good in the room!”
So as soon as the first coat was on, I carefully carried it into the room, anxious to see it against the draperies and wall color.
Well, here’s how it turned out…
LOL…ummmm…Where’s the chair?! I can’t believe how similar it looks to the wall color. The paint chip looks several shades darker than the wall color!!
So, it’s back to Home Depot for me today to pick out a new color. Honestly, I may have been a little more open to this softer color had I not already seen how great a more vibrant color looks in there.
But after seeing the teal chair against the draperies and wall color, I got my heart set on adding jolt of color to the chairs. So hopefully I can find just the right color…a little less blue, a tad more green, but with that same intensity of color.
Well, I’m off to Home Depot.