So, after almost 5 months of having paint chips taped to the wall, I finally selected a color that I hoped would look good with the set I picked out and the counter. Things that go together are not my strong suit. They weren't James' either. We used to joke that we needed Garanimals for grown-ups. Actually, that really wasn't a joke. But, I digress. I chose Olympic's "Summer Rain." I'm not sure why they think summer rain is a pale green, but whatever.
I had a moment of "I can't do this" while taping off everything. I was almost finished and the song "Photograph" by Nickelback came on the radio. This was one of James' favorite songs. I hear it all the time, being a Nickelback fan myself, but as I stood there on the step-stool, tape in hand, the lyrics "it's hard to say it, it's time to say it, good-bye" were very overwhelming and I came thisclose to just leaving it as it was. I am not a fan of change, but deep down I knew I had to do this to continue to move forward. And now that it is done, I am thrilled with the results. And now I am more determined than ever to paint the bedroom. I stocked up on paint chips the other day; now I just need another long weekend.
I took photos along the way. Here's a sampling of them. You can't really tell from the pictures how truly awful the yellow was.