Wednesday, January 31, 2007

And still the painting continues....

It will be a *LONG TIME* before Jim and I decide to paint any other rooms in our home. We are enjoying the outcome of our work in the "basement/game room" but it has taken a long time to get this far. Of course we could have painted the room *ONE COLOR* and been done with it on Sunday but we really wanted to try this 3-color scheme and with just one coat of the final color and trim left to do, we are satisfied with the results so far.

There is something to be said for saving up the money to have somebody else paint while your at work, though. And I have already started putting money in the jar for painting the master bedroom (with it's cathedral ceiling).

Now Wallace and Grommette have not been nearly as much trouble as we anticipated. They love to come down and watch up paint but so far there has been no paint tracked onto any of the carpets and we have only had to clean paint off of the tip of one tail. For that we are *very thankfull*!

So what does the room look like? Well the ceiling is "Melted Butter" (light yellow) and the walls are "Jonquil" (another slightly darker yellow) with an "Ice Storm" (grey) 10" stripe about 2/3 of the way down with the final 1/3 of the wall painted "Coat of Arms" purple. Having a graphic design degree and some knowledge of the color wheel, I can assure you that not only are these colors the same tone but they are complimentary colors meaning that they do go together.

The theory behind the lighter yellow on the ceiling? Well we read that if you are going to paint your ceiling a color - which is supposed to make a room appear bigger - then you should go with a shade that is very slightly a shade lighter than the wall. Thus creating the illusion of light and making the ceiling seem higher. Hey , sounded good to us so we figured we would give it a try. The great thing about painting is that if you don't like it, you can go buy a can of primer and start all over again.

Of course once we have finished painting we still have to put everything back in the room and decide where it is going to go and what else we are going to do to the room. The ultimate goal is to put a flat-screen tv over the fireplace (yep we have a fireplace in the basement) and set up the bikes on the trainer and *TAADAA* we have our own private spinning studio for the remainder of the winter. Where the cold winds of winter never reach us and where it is always bright and sunny (thanks to the "Jonquil" colored walls.

Good or bad, (well honestly maybe not if it ends up bad...) I will post pictures of "before and after" later this weekend when we finish.


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