I’m not entirely sure from where I summoned the energy this weekend. I work 10-12 hours every day, and basically become one with my sofa at the end of the day. So when I woke up on Saturday, I surprised even myself with my newfound zest for getting shit done.
As you can see above, I painted some stripes in the entry. You can look at my Instagram for process photos; fret not, I definitely did not reinvent the stripe-painting wheel. We did use a laser level which sped up the process considerably. The last time I had to paint stripes was for the set of Damn Yankees in high school, and I have avoided stripes ever since. Until yesterday, so thanks laser gizmo.
The color is Benjamin Moore Country Pink. The ultra fancy way I selected this color was as follows: I held up a bunch of pink paint cards to my rug, picked the card that had a pink that most resembled the pink in my living room rug, then stepped down from there. So the match was Pink Popsicle and I stepped down to the second lightest color. I might be wondering if I shouldn’t have gone for the lightest pink, but hey, that’s what instagram filters are for.
I only painted the stripes on one wall in our entry too. It’s the wall you can see from both the living room and dining room, so it’s the most bang for my buck (and time). I’ve ordered a big mirror, and I’m still rooting around for a console or chest. Inching ever closer though.