“Green’s the colour of the sparklin’ corn
In the mornin’ when we rise,
In the mornin’ when we rise.
in the mornin’ when we rise.
That’s the time, that’s the time
I love the best.”
Well, we’re kind of at the fun part now. And we can start to relax a bit and enjoy the rest of the trip. We’re virtually done making selections and securing supplies. Now that the painters have started the interior of the house is beginning to take on the personality we selected for it. Originally we were going to have all the walls painted white. The plan would be then for us to paint room by room as the mood struck. As it turns out though it doesn’t cost any more to have the rooms painted a flat color as opposed to white, generally speaking. So we scrambled this weekend, and with the help of our hometown paint company, Sherwin Williams, we selected a color palette that we’re pretty excited about.
Initially we selected “Lemongrass” for the bedroom to avoid having to erect tall ladders to paint the vaulted areas. Then we got to thinking, let’s have them paint the tall staircase areas and Christine’s studio while we’re at it (the studio window area is difficult to reach as well). We took the boys up to the local Sherwin Williams store and came home with an arm full of paint chips and inspiration booklets. Christine selected a light violet for her studio (the name escapes me at the moment). We then noticed a nice sample room in one of the brochures and decided on a yellow for the front window wall and kitchen ceiling. Conveniently enough there was a nice “Global Spice” palette of about twenty colors on the back of the brochure and rather than belabor the point, we decided let us go with that. It suited our taste and existing finish selections nicely. As a designer I guess I could have attempted to come up with my own palette but realistically why bother. The one in the brochure suited our taste so I see no need to try to improve upon it. Not all the rooms will be painted right away, many will still wait until after we’re moved in.
We fell one box short on our 18×18 Bronzo tiles, but otherwise they’re all installed. We put these porcelain tiles in the foyer, laundry, half bath and master bath. Going to Lowes we were able to select a Mocha grout that should match nicely. The last of the non-carpet flooring was picked up and is ready to be installed.