November 25, 2006

Picking Paint

This is how much progress I have made with my studio. I'm still working on paint. In my mind, this entire room has been decorated but in reality I've been stuck at paint. For 3 years. Of course to be fair, I also had a hard time committing to a use for this room before I decided to make it my studio. You can see by the many splotches (and there are more that aren't pictured) that choosing paint is no easy task for me. I OBSESS about paint color. Let me assure you that this is not a well kept secret. I take no small amount of kidding about this particular personality "quirk". I mean honestly, how many people do you know that own their own collection of paint decks? Wouldn't you think owning 1 would be enough? And just in case you're wondering there is an entire gallon ziploc bag lying on the floor filled with paint cards that aren't in any of these 3 decks.

So, here's the amazing part. After buying about 6 different samples of paint to try in this room, I went out and bought a gallon of paint today. Yes, paint that I didn't even preview. I know better. You know better. I just needed to take a leap of faith and I needed to move on. Wish me luck.

11 comments:

  1. girl, i know that disease, i have that disease! good luck! and if you can't decide, it kinda looks neat the way it is :)

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  2. Jen I join you in obsessing over paint colors. I think it truly is a hard thing to do. There are so many great colors out there. But I am sure we will all love your choice. So what was your final decision? This room is going to be gorgeous! Can't wait to see it. Did your banner come? RJ

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  3. We are all cheering ya on Jen! I hope at this point you are madly painting....so we can see what you picked. You def. have to just jump in and take a chance...sometimes! Don't feel bad I started my guest/creativity room rofl....2 yrs ago and it's not done. cherry

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  4. Obsessing about paint colour is normal, good luck!

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  5. Jen, you did the right thing. Sometimes you just gotta jump in with both feet and try something. If you hate it at least you have about 15 runners-up to try next!

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  6. Go ahead and paint away. Sometimes you don't know what you want until you start actually painting. So you'll either love the color or a light bulb will go off and you'll go get that perfect gallon of paint!

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  7. Well, I'm afraid due to a viral infection & doctor ordered rest I won't be painting this week. The color I chose is BM Natural Cream and it is a beautiful neutral with a grey undertone. Just what I was looking for. I sure wish I could get it painted before my party Saturday and before my friends Chris & Carrie come to sleep in that room!

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  8. I gotta tell you I really like the rectangular different colors on the wall and think the room would be pretty done all that way!!!

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  9. Good luck on the paint for your studio room. You can do this.........yes you can.........Let us know what color and take a picture..

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  10. Hi. I'm Scarlett and I'm from London England. I love the Cottage Blogs and have recently been reading yours. I've taken a look at your favourite websites and would like to recommend - Cabbages and Roses. In real life the store is FABULOUS! It's like the interior of an English Country home. I hope you'll like the website. Kind Regards.

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  11. Thanks for the votes of confidence ladies! I'm dying to get at it but I guess it's going to have to wait til Monday.

    Scarlett- I hope you don't think it improper of me to say, I love you! Love that site. You are so right. It is right up my alley. I can't wait to really look at it thoroughly when I have more time.

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