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2.04.2012

The hardest part of getting a room painted is choosing the color.

You can see I have tried several different samples on the walls trying to see how they change in different light. I don't want too light, but definitely lighter than the old color. I hate that my favorite paint, Benjamin Moore, sales these huge paint sample cans now. I only need a few brush strokes, not a  darn pint of it.

I thought I was going to go with Pallaiun Blue which is one step lighter on the paint strip than the Wythe Blue I used in the powder room. It still has enough green undertones to go with the blue green colors in the stained glass window and floor tile glass inserts since those things are not changing.

Edy, the painter, had to do a lot of joint compound repair in here because when we had this room painted less than two years ago they did a horrible job on the walls and Mr. Savvy wouldn't say anything because it was a friend. Do not hire friends.

If I could have my dream bathroom the mirrors would have gone and sconces added with framed mirrors. The tub would be cut up and taken out and replaced with a free standing tub and the shower would be taken out and replaced with a larger tiled one, but the money tree just is not putting out enough these days. I am paying for this job myself with the money I make from blogging. Thank goodness or this would not be getting done. Mr. Savvy said after he is gone I can have the bathroom redone. hmmmmm......just kidding.

You can see the Wythe Blue I tried on the wall which was way too blue and then the Palliun Blue is below it and still too blue. You will have to wait and see what I chose. The first painters that worked in here did this job in one day. That is why it was a poor job. Edy said it will take at least three days.

Now, don't think this chic isn't painting just because I hired someone. Here are some peaks at what I am working on while he is in the bathroom working.

The hutch that goes back in the bathroom had to have its color updated, too.





Still have to wax and buff.

Mr. Savvy is obviously doing better. He went down to his shop today. He doesn't know what he can do, but if he comes up with his back killing him again I may have to kill him. Just sayin!

Happy Saturday!

45 comments:

  1. Oh I am sure it is going to look amazing. I can't wait. Hugs, marty

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  2. Look forward to seeing it complete!

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  3. I agree, Kim...picking THE color is the hardest part. It's all uphill after that (well, unless you hire friends -or even worse-relatives) to do the job. Your cabinet is looking good!

    Hmmmm....back? MrSavvy? Killing him? ummm..you DID say you could redo the bathroom at that point? hmmm...just a thought-

    Isn't it nice to have some of your own money to pay for things like that? That is the one thing I miss not working- having my own spending money...xo Diana

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  4. Kim I'm sure it will be amazing with your excellent taste!! I would love to redo our master bath with your"dream bath" ideas..but it's not happening anytime soon. We did paint it though. Can't wait to see the reveal. You have so much energy ! You're making me tired!

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  5. That's quite a lot of wall repairs!

    I had the same internal dialog with myself while trying to choose the perfect pale blue green for our upstairs hall bath. Wythe Blue is too blue, and Paladian Blue wasn't right either, just like what you are experiencing. I settled on Gossamer Blue, and it will be perfect in there ... as soon as I finish a couple of other projects and can get in there to start on it. :)

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  6. How wonderful that your bathroom has room for a hutch! I'm sure it is going to look wonderful and it will be satisfying to have a professional finish too.

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  7. Kim, whatever are you going to do when every inch of that house is painted? The fumes alone would have killed me, due to asthma. Obviously you have very healthy lungs! Love the stained glass in the window!
    Brenda

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  8. I am always amazed at how much you get done, you put me to shame Kim! Very excited to see the 'after pic'.

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  9. I can't wait to see what color you choose! It will be gorgeous, because that's how you roll!(hehe)
    Blessings,
    Leslie

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  10. NOOOOOOOOOO! Don't kill Mr. Savvy LOL! Looking forward to the outcome Kim! You best keep making money so that you can hire out these tough jobs!

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  11. Kim,

    I can't wait to see your new paint color! Love the finish on the hutch!

    blessings,
    karianne

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  12. I think you and I both need to repot our tree. Maybe the soil is bad, mine quit producing bills as well.

    ~Bliss~

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  13. You are one busy gal!! I am trying to save up my furniture painting money to either buy wood trees so we can rip the carpet off our stairs or for faux wood beams for the ceiling in our living room. I am torn between the two. Cant wait to see the finished room!

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  14. Really coming together. That stained glass window is lovely. I like both of those Ben Moore colors.

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  15. It will be perfect. Richard from My Old Historic House.

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  16. Can't wait can't wait!! The hutch is lookin good!

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  17. Love the hutch! Wish my bathrooms were large enough to accomodate one!
    I agree about the Benjamin Moore pint size samples! I was so disappointed when they told me the small jars were discontinuted. Do you think Benjamin Moore would listen to their customers if they complained loudly enough? I DO like their paint!
    V

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  18. We're in the process of making decisions about our bathroom. Everything but the bath will go - it is a 'garden' tub, set in a stained glass window alcove and I love it. The trouble is, the room gets little natural light, so any blue looks quite grey. I'm longing for a blue-green bathroom but I don't think it will work.
    I'm following this with interest.

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  19. I love the palladium blue and i love woodlawn blue too~i am gonna guess you cut the palladium blue in half with white!! The other pretty blue color is Glass Slipper~ok enuf already. I will wait.

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  20. That window is gorgeous! Can't wait to see which color you chose.

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  21. Can't wait to see it completed.I am in the process of shopping for a new paint color.I think I have found it.But still deciding.I am tired at looking at my cookie crumb paint.That is the name of it.I however will be painting myself.I wish I could afford a painter.I have painted all of my house and have done a fine job at it.I have had lots of practice.Love that cabinet looks great.

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  22. It's going to be fabulous, Kim!

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  23. Love the window. It'll look great- its just the process thats tough to get through.

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  24. Can't wait to see how it turns out!

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  25. I painted my master bed and bath a seaglass color. And it is still a bit too blue for me. Been wondering if I should go back to neutral next time. I'm anxious to see what you chose. The hutch is looking fab!

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  26. I think Edy is doing a wonderful job, you can tell by how he is correcting everything!
    I love your stained glass window, I hope you find a shade that goes really well with it, it's stunning!

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  27. I can't wait to see the color, Kim! That window is just beautiful, too. We went the "friend" route in our old house with a friend of my daughter's boyfriend at the time. You're right ~ don't do it! Can't wait to see the hutch, too!

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  28. Kim, do you know that Benjamin Moore has come out with a whole new line of colors called Color Stories? They are different because they don't use the usual black or blue base, but a mix of hues. I was in the store the other day and they didn't have any samples of colors in yet to take home. The guy said I was the first person to even know of this or ask about them. He did have the color palette in the store to look at, but you couldn't take it out. The colors were beautiful. Maybe you could find something in that palette. Here's a link. I know it isn't the same seeing it online. Good luck. I'm sure it will look beautiful whatever you do! http://www.benjaminmoore.com/en-us/for-your-home/color-stories#color=undefined&image=1&state=inspiration

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  29. I know what you mean about choosing a paint color! We just repainted our Family Room for the second time in 2 weeks! The first color was too cool.. I tried to live with it but I just couldn't... I hope your final choice works out better than my first choice! Can't wait to see the hutch complete... - Susan

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  30. I had to laugh...we all have hired friends and then live to regret it.
    I would love to redo my bath. I have wall paper, but I am just not ready to tackle ripping it off.
    I can't wait to see which color you choose. I am sure it is going to look fab!
    Enjoy the weekend,
    Melissa

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  31. Hi Kim,

    This is going to be a beautiful master bath when you are finished!!
    Glad to hear Mr. Savvy is up and moving around again...
    Have a great evening!
    All the Best,
    Christine

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  32. Ah, men and their shops! When you find that money tree, would you shake a little out for me, too? Can't wait to see the color you selected for your bathroom.

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  33. Those money trees are not very reliable.
    I do agree that the hardest part of painting is the color-picking part.
    Can't wait to see what you picked.

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  34. Can't wait to see it all finished. lookin' good so far!

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  35. Oh how fun!
    I can't wait to see what color you chose!
    If you find the perfect blue- please do tell!
    I know just what you mean about them being too blue... They never look that way on pinterest or in magazines! Lol! LOVE the new sheep and cow prints below too!

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  36. I have selected a medium brown and am painting my master bedroom. I am so excited to have a new look. I will share next week when it's all put back together. I can't wait to see your done either.

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  37. The bath will look lovely! And I love the hutch! When the money tree comes in I need a sprout!!

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  38. I know you'll make it look fab! It's funny - I'm in the middle of painting my living room. I posted about finally mixing the right paint color today and painting one wall. I called it PROGRESS. Great minds think alike!
    Can't wait to see your final reveal.
    -Revi

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  39. Kim, are you a robot? I can't imagine the pace you keep, I know it's going to be gorgeous! You are an amazing decorator! Glad Mr. Savvy is better, hope he still is :) or you may be getting that makeover ;)
    debbie

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  40. I can't wait to see how your bathroom redo turns out... I have another painter bit of advice: don't hire someone from church either. We are now repainting everything that we shelled out a lot of money for when we bought our house cause we were too nice to speak up!

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  41. Oh - and do you paint inside? I've been thinking about doing that too and wondered how easy it is...

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  42. Is this your master bath? It is going to look wonderful. Frame those huge mirrors yourself. I am going to try mine one day.

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  43. I love furniture in a bathroom - can't wait to see the finished product!
    Kelly

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  44. I have used Wythe and Palladian blues for different clients in rooms with little natural light and they have worked great but I can see how they are too blue here..you have a lot of light and need a softer hue.

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  45. Very pretty hutch. It has nice classic lines. I know the bathroom is going to look great. I look forward to the reveal. blessings, Ginger

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