Wednesday, October 08, 2008

New Paint

We painted the playroom last week. It was a team effort. Daniel pulled everything away from the walls and neatly organized the toys and shelves in the middle of the room so we could still get to everything. He also taped the trim so it would be easier for me to paint the top of the walls. Then I got to work prepping and painting the walls.

I had gone out the weekend before to pick the color. I wanted to use Home Depot's new line of "Freshaire" no-VOC (volatile organic compound) paints. These are high quality paints that have no chemical odors. In addition, the packaging, color chips, paint can, and labels are made from recycled materials and printed with soy based ink. This line of paint does not have a huge variety of colors to choose from. This is actually a good thing for me since I am terrible at making decisions. It can take me weeks to decide on a paint color and it is a torturous process! I knew that I wanted some kind of earthy yellow for the room and there were only two to choose from. Perfect! So this is what it looks like.

The first picture was taken with the flash and the second without. It was really hard to get an accurate representation of the color with my camera and lighting, but you get the idea.


William Kruidenier said...

Great color! What a big job that must have been -- and a great feeling of accomplishment. I bet the girls feel smarter already, having school in a nice new yellow room!

jendanellenarianna said...

Yes, the color gives me a feeling of creativity, if that makes sense. Something about it sparks imagination:) It is very alive and fresh. Also, the girls love it. They love any bold color. They helped roll a few walls. They are going to be good painters in a few years!

Laura Parker said...

love the yellow!! i am a big bright happy color person so i totally get excited about fun colors. what a place to do learning! way to go. :)

Anna Morrison said...

LOVE IT!!! totally works for that room.

any chance you could recommend this color and paint to my darling husband ???