Decisions, Decisions…


So, it’s time to update the homestead even though our current colors are still somewhat, well, current.

Hubs and I are both on board, still stinging from our move when we realized we’d become that time warp couple…like the ones who haven’t realized that mauve and mallard green died shortly before the Rachel Cut had come and gone.

He keeps things moving (think: a coach with a whistle) and would happily jump in without testing the water.
While I agonize and overthink, he starts taping….everything. Almost the whole house.  🙄  And it’s spring, there’s weeding to do, last year’s outdoor projects to finish, flowers to plant…


We’re leaning towards the beautiful dark greys that I’ve seen all over Pinterest…and the samples we brought home looked great in the areas with all white trim, but once we got to the stairs and foyer, it didn’t work well with the light cherry stained doors or exposed stair ends…

We were very surprised that the in-store favorite, Benjamin Moore’s Oxford Gray, went from hint-of-blue to completely blue on our walls. So now we’re sampling brown grays… I think we’re finding Sherwin-Williams appropriately named “Anonymous” to be a front runner.

Our house has a somewhat open floor plan from the front foyer so we’re deciding where to go bold. Last time, as we have a center entrance colonial, we ended up painting the hall, foyer and two front rooms the same color: Valspar Cattail.

I loved the color because even though it was bold (enough for us) we could pair it with nearly any other color… so it was a commitment without making a commitment.

Time to stop dreaming…I have paint to wear!