...is painting the den. The den is currently a passively-aggressively ugly shade of putty.
already taken down the matching steel blinds, which added to the
overall fatal-depression-inducing feel. This particular wall features
painted-over paneling, yum. It didn't help that the windows were in
dire need of rehab as well. They have since been recaulked and fixed
Seriously, the room is the poster child for 'Ugly'.
the thing is...we'd decided to go with green for the den. Growing up
as I did in a family where 'Eggshell' is a startling departure from
'Off-White', painting with darker colors is at first a nearly
heart-stopping leap of faith. Especially when you have to apply paint
to the grooves in the paneling first, which isn't the most attractive
thing on Earth.
This is the part where that little voice in your head starts
screaming, 'What? WHAT?!' and hyperventilating into a brown paper bag.
Shut up brain, and trust me.
Things look better after the first
coat is done. I'm having to work around the furniture and do one wall
at a time. The other walls will be a lighter green, I've got one coat
on the one wall and it's lookin' pretty darned minty, we'll see if it
darkens down a bit with the second coat.
Even better after the second coat of green is done and the first coat of window trim paint goes up.
tomorrow will see the final coat of trim go up, the blue painter's tape
removed and the windows washed, 'cause after the winter we've had, boy
howdy do they ever need it.