If you give a woman paint chips…

Monday, January 28, 2013 9 Comments A+ a-

Jon really has no one to blame but himself.  He started sharing all of his home improvement ideas with me. Mistake #1. Then he introduced me to Houzz.com. Mistake #2. But the mistake coup de grace was allowing me to go to Home Depot, unsupervised. 

Its been over four years since I’ve attempted any home décor projects, but after perusing gorgeous room after gorgeous room online, I was suddenly inspired and I decided to attempt a living room/kitchen makeover to rival any home improvement project I’ve done in the past.  I was in Home Depot no less than four times last week as I bought paint sample after paint sample.  I had no idea that gray was such a hard color to find… I should have known better after Becky’s post, but finally (6 paint samples later) I am satisfied with my color choices.  And I have Jon on board too. 

CurrentThis brown room will soon be a gray (greige) and a warm gray/purple color.  Even the mustard yellow kitchen will be going too.  I’ll be sure to post before and after pictures.

But I’ve noticed something about tackling a project like this.  And it goes something like this.

If you give a woman some paint chips…
She’s going to go to the home improvement store.

If she goes to the home improvement store…
She’s going to wander the aisles while the paint is mixed.

While she’s wandering the aisles…
She’ll notice the new chandelier that matches the paint perfectly.

She’ll hang up the chandelier as soon as she gets home…
In the new light, she’ll notice the curtains no longer match the walls.

She’ll go to the store with said paint chips…
And buy new, matching curtains, along with new throw pillows.

Once she hangs up the curtains and puts on the new pillows…
The outdated pictures hanging on the wall will suddenly be glaringly obvious.

When she goes to pick up the newly printed portraits…
She’ll decide to pick up new frames too.

With the new portraits and frames hanging on the wall…
The other wall décor looks suddenly out-of-place and wrong.

So off to Hobby Lobby she goes…
Where she promptly falls in love with 3 rooms full of décor ideas.

She brings home all three rooms worth of things..
And decides the bathroom should be redone too.

So off she goes to the home improvement store for paint chips.

Wish me luck, y’all.  And pray Jon and I don’t kill each other during this home improvement project.

I’m a coffee drinking, book reading, laundry procrastinating, husband and children loving, mess of a woman who believes that chips and salsa can fix anything. We have chickens running around the backyard, a mountain of dishes in the sink, and on any given morning, I have at least 10 school forms that need my signature or initials. It’s a crazy life {I prefer to call it controlled chaos}, but its ours.


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3:23 PM delete

I've picked two "gray" colors for my house that have turned out to be blue. I apparently don't know what "gray" is!

4:26 PM delete

Dang, I can't wait to see the before and afters!!!

5:52 PM delete

I love doing rooms over in my apartment. I lucked out with a landlord that basically lets us do whatever we want to the place.

I can't wait to see your finished products!

9:22 PM delete

You're hilarious! And that story "If you give a woman paint chips" is SO true! I often wish I could redecorate every room in our house, and then I usually want a whole new wardrobe too. Ha!
Can't wait to see the before and after photos!

4:01 PM delete

That sounds like so much fun!

12:14 PM delete

Amen to this!!

7:27 AM delete

Good luck with your projects!!!

3:28 AM delete

So fun! I have been battling grey paintchips as well. Must be a popular choice this season. I cant wait to see it!

8:08 AM delete

that sounds like it's going to be a super fun project!!!