Me and my Big Mouth have been at it again. I decided some time ago to repaint the old laundry room com pantry and dog washing area. It’s also the route that we, and most of our guests, choose to enter the house. Thus the badly needed update. Steve quite rightly tried to talk me out of this quest but the poor man was pushed into it by my constant (albeit sweetly applied) coercion. After a great deal of eye rolling, he did give in. He’s such a pip. I really don’t deserve him.
Color spectrum decided, we proceeded to our favorite hardware store Farmers & Builders (aka Ace Hardware) in Blackshear. You should have seen Mr. Ian’s face when I said, oh so vaguely, “We need a gallon of light green paint.” 😂 He laughed … and laughed … and laughed. 😂 And when he finally caught his breath, he showed us all the green color choices. My goodness! I don’t blame him a bit for disappearing afterwards, especially after a nice young lady piped up and said, “I want to paint my walls gray …” He must hear that a lot ’cause I thought he was going to faint.
After some deliberation, and mild disagreements, we both chose the Clark+Kensington “Bon Voyage” (29D-1u). One can see from the following photos how much brighter and cleaner 👍 looking this color is than the Forest Green. And, yes, it took two coats. That’s OK. I was expecting that. Here’s the before’s and after’s:
As an added touch, we also ordered new brushed chrome outlet covers to match the handles on the cabinets. Those should arrive sometime next week.
I’m very pleased with the outcome. It was well worth the shoulder pain and temporary inconvenience.
I also promised, under penalty of 30 lashes with a wet noodle if I re-nig, 😇 that I will not even think about any further projects on this scale without also considering the cost of hiring someone with a younger body to do it for us. Neither of us can take doing this kind of work anymore.
Growing old isn’t for sissies y’all. 😁😍