This also forced me and Andy to deal with situation that I'm sure has made for a montage or two in shitty romcoms - the merging of the tastes. While there is no Roy Rogers wagon wheel coffee table to speak of, we are coming from slightly different aesthetic directions.
Anyways, we decided to start painting the bedroom first. One wall, start small, since as I said before, we lack any home improvement skills whatsoever, so we're baby steppin' here. But, again, when it came to picking out paint, we were on slightly different pages...
So I tried to compromise with a mid-toned color (Behr Asparagus). I thought, its nice and warm, colorful without being too dark or overwhelming, this will be a great compromise that leads to a long and happy relationship together!
WRONG. IT LOOKED LIKE SHIT. I think they call it "Asparagus" because that is what baby poop looks like after you feed them pureed asparagus. I didn't even bother resetting up the room to take a real picture, because it had to go. Admittedly, the wall would be great if I was a 14 year old looking for the perfect platform for all my pop punk band posters.
So after having a small breakdown in front of the wall (yep, I cried a little), I went to Sherwin Williams, told my plight to a store employee who could not care less, and walked home with a quart of Sprout.
Just moved in, baby poop green, aaaaah mint
I learned several things during this project:
- I cannot visualize what paint will look like on a wall as opposed to just one of those sample cards
- The paint that costs $8 more is worth every single cent. People always say it, your dad always said it, and you never want to spend the extra $8, but they are not lying to you. Neither am I. Really.
- Despite how it feels at the time, when you are done with the strenuous job of painting one wall, your arms will not look like Michelle Obama's.
- I am very far off from being the Bob Vila, DIY grown up I aspire to be, since when most home blogs paint a wall, it does not require a 500+ word summary complete with photos and tears.