I’m taking a week off of sewing Easter dresses and working on pattern samples to paint the kitchen. Three years ago, Rob was traveling to Russia or Spain or something for a week or two. While he was gone I painted the kitchen “Glazed Carrot” without warning him that it was going to happen. When he came home he was shocked. And as one can expect, when you take a risk like that it never turns out well, he has never liked it that way.
I’ve already started painting the new color, which is called “Root Beer Float” on the back splash wall. And I must say it is quite thrilling. I will wait to give the full visual when the room is completed, because how many pictures of a half painted room can one blog have before it is just old? But with the new color up on the wall I am wondering why I waited so long to make the switch. It is just lovely. A fawny brown with just a bit of yellow undertones, keeping it nice and warm.
And of course, when Rob came home from work and found the work I had already done he said, “Do you think it’s too mustardy?” But then he followed it with, “Well, I really like it. I like it a lot.” So, from now on I don’t have to hear him complain about the kitchen walls, I only have to hear about how I once painted the kitchen traffic cone orange. Hurray!