Make it smoked gouda, please.
Well, I got what I wished for…it was 60 degrees here in the windy city today! A perfect painting day if there ever was one.
So I painted.
and I painted.
and I painted.
And I painted.
For six hours straight. And I’m still not finished! Is there such thing as “painter’s elbow?” Cause if there is, I’m pretty sure I’ve got it. :)
When I started this project a few weeks ago, I was using Annie Sloan’s Pure White Chalk Paint. Not one of my smarter plans. The paint was great, but I would have gone through a truckload of quarts and a fat stack of cash before the room was finished.
So I switched to Sherwin Williams “Extra White.” I love how nice and clean it looks next to the old paint which was guh-rody. Like, totally. ;)
It went on like buttah. The only problem was the 5 billion ridges in the beadboard. It required a brush and was major time consuming!
Okay, I’m done whining now.
Now I need your opinion. You better write that down, cause I NEVER ask for opinions. ;)
Usually I have a pretty good idea of what I want to do. But in this case, I’m stumped. Ya ready?
Okay. This is the floor of the sleeping porch. I am totally digging the chippy grey paint.
My husband thinks I’m cuckoo for cocoa puffs.
Now hear me out…the floor needs a good ol’ scrubbing. No doubt. But I think the juxtaposition of the chippy grey floor with the fresh white paint and and the crisp white linens on the bed will be divine.
Am I alone here? Can anyone else visualize it? Tap, tap…is this thing on??? ;)
So, do YOU think I should:
a) clean it up and embrace the chippy beauty?
b) find a close match to the original grey and give it a new coat of paint?
And I have a feeling that some of you wonderfully ambitious peeps will suggest that I strip it and refinish it. That was gonna be option C. But I’d rather stick toothpicks through my eyeballs.
Plus, you know I have this painter’s elbow thing going on. ;)
So unless you want me to send you a plane ticket to come and help me, it’s A or B.
Lemme have it!
Rock the VOTE!