Friday, November 20, 2009

Choices

I have hard time with color selection. Even with paint. My husband painted our bedroom 3 times. In one year. In all fairness, I told him the first time when he'd had 1/2 a wall painted that I didn't like it. He didn't believe me. Let's just say he listens now! So when I went to the store to find paint for my sewing space, it was not something I was looking forward to. I called him on the way home and told him that I'd picked out 4 samples but was already feeling like they weren't quite right. I asked him to go and pick some samples of colors he thought I might like - that maybe he could pick out something that I would love. As always, he was more than willing to help.

Here is the pile of samples. There is actually one missing. As you can tell, he wants to paint this room once and he isn't taking any chances!
Here is what the room looked like when I came home last Friday night. I wanted something different from the rest of the house. Our bedroom is a golden brown/tan color, the dining room is green, a bathroom is brown and J's room is an indigo blue. Our living room is neutral with a butterscotch accent wall in the living room. I've made a selection and a picture will be coming soon! It's a different choice and was surprisingly unexpected. G keeps asking me if I'm sure I like it.
The other side of the room. The colors aren't true but you get the idea. The room does have a very small walk in closet which will be great for storage.
The room is very small. It goes along with the rest of my house which is only 1600 square feet. C had picked out gray with one red wall when it was his bedroom. I liked it - a lot - but wanted something of my own. I'm not thrilled with the ceiling fan but I do live in Florida and ceiling fans are necessary. So it will stay. As far as flooring goes, carpet is not ideal for a sewing room. I'm battling whether or not to spend the money and get it replaced since the room is empty. It's the holidays though and it's an expensive time of year. On the other hand, if I don't do it now it will be a pain to do it later if we have to move everything. If I do it now, what do I put down? It is a bedroom and I like carpet in bedrooms. So much to think about!
There are many more decisions to be made! Hopefully they will be easier!

12 comments:

Carol said...

Too funny, Jackie! I have to show this to my husband--he won't feel so badly about me making him change the hallway paint three times!!!

Hope the color you chose works out--I'll be looking for an update :)

Simone de Klerk said...

Gee, Jackie, I didn't know you were so difficult in finding what color you want. I have never heard someone taking so much care. I really like it. Your hubby is a very clever man to listen to you now (O:
Have a great Friday.

Barb said...

Good luck and I can't wait to see it finished!!

Bonnie said...

Hubby is a smart man! Much better to make sure you love it BEFORE painting the whole room! Good luck with the re-do and I hope it turns out exactly the way you want.

QuiltSue said...

Looking forward to seeing the "after" pictures now.

Brigitte said...

A great idea to try different colours before the ultimate painting. Now I'm really curious to see the final choice.

Mandi (a.k.a MissMandiGirl) said...

I like the orangy looking color for a craft room.. it's a happy color :)

Debbie said...

I have no interior design abilites thatI know of. I usually leave the house let DH and Rachel pick the colors... my exercise area is called "Mickey's Pants" It is BRIGHT red and fun.

I prefer a non carpeted room for a craft area, especially because my pups wander around and love to find and munch on fiber, crystals, pins. Bare floors are easier for cleaning up.

Jeannine said...

I would say laminate. I love my tile, but not so much for a bedroom. Laminate you could put area rugs down, and still have the easy clean up of threads/pins/etc. (Besides - it's a safety issue! Pins are MUCH easier to pick up off anything other than carpet, and you wouldn't want anyone, human or animal, to step on one!)

WhiteStone said...

Thanks for visiting my blog! Read back a few pages on yours and enjoyed seeing your stitching projects. Be sure to let us see what color you settle on...maybe I'll use it myself...if it is suitable for our bath. (smile)

Siobhan said...

Good luck with the decisions--and the painting! I can't wait to see the final result.

Micki said...

I love that bottom red colour....so pretty! Good luck on your decision!
Micki