Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Sage green, stormcloud blue, and dirt brown

You've seen this picture before. I call it "Dining room accent wall, #3 in a series." 
It took me that many tries to get the color right.



 I liked the final color so much that I then used it to paint my bedroom. 
But then the bedroom no longer coordinated with the adjoining bathroom, so I painted that, too.



I went with my version of  "New Mexico Stormcloud Blue." 
Since it took only one attempt to get that color right, I took my over-confident self
to the laundry/mud room to see what havoc I might wreak there.



 I painted it "uninspired yellow" many years ago and was ready for a change.
My emerging color palette was taking on a colors-I-see-outside-my-window theme,
so I thought "dirt brown" might be appropriate in here.



 Mrs. Hughes helped me select the right shade of dirt.



I've officially run out of rooms to paint. Amen. But now I'm thinking about white-washing 
the cabinets and trim in this room. Please, somebody stop me.


p.s. Because I'm paranoid and we're still getting daily thunderstorms, 
the washer and dryer are staying unplugged while not in use...
until this Friday, when the electrician returns to install a whole-house surge arrester.



27 comments:

  1. A mud room with New Mexico personality. Looks great! Aunt Jean

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  2. I'm loving your color choices, especially the color of the laundry/mud room ... that color is too pretty to be called 'dirt'!

    I'm also paranoid about all things electrical, and think you're a wise woman to keep necessary appliances unplugged until you get a whole house surge protector. GFI receptacles are great, but they can only do so much.

    Hope you and the herd (and Smooch, Johnny & the chickens) stay safe!

    Maggy

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  3. I vote to paint the trim!

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  4. You are a much better decorator than I am ... but I do love natural wood.
    My vote is to leave the cabinets as they are.

    If you were to paint/whitewash the cabinets ... what about the remaining trim?
    And would that lead you back through the house to the remaining cabinets and trim?


    M in NC

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  5. OK. I'll try this...... STOP!!!! You don't need to whitewash the cabinets. It will make them harder to keep clean, You'll have to keep painting them or strip the paint off next time. Lastly, you will miss out on a lot of quality butt scratching time. How'd I do?

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    1. Will you be my PA sponsor? So I can call you every time I get near Home Depot?

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    2. I got your back.

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  6. Great job. Are you now hiring out for home decorating?

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  7. Lovely colours!

    Laurie

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  8. Ooh, love the new dirt brown...Looks maavelous!

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  9. I love all the rooms! Especially your blue bathroom -- and the tiles. Cool!

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  10. Good Lord, I just fell in love with your bathroom wall.

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  11. Whole house surge protector - awesome. Paint looks great too.

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  12. Everything looks great and I love your choice of colors! One thought, however -- beware of painting knotty pine. I really don't want to rain on your painting parade, but I've found that no matter what you coat them with, it can be almost impossible to keep the knots from bleeding through. Just something to consider! With best wishes, JudyB

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    1. Just what I needed to hear - consider it considered. Thanks!

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  13. i like all your new colors and vote don't touch the cabinets, i like them as is.

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  14. I love the new colors, especially the blue in the bathroom.

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  15. Love your colors, and agree with the readers, don't paint the knotty pine. Any dust or dirt showing will drive you crazy. Also...TV's, microwaves, frig, stove, hot water tank, anything that plugs in can be fried in a severe electrical storm. In Texas, we had lightening strikes around the house and it broke a water pipe! We just told the insurance company.."uh, I don't know how the pipe broke". Acts of God are not covered LOL. Love your critters and blog, Carol...back safely in Washington now!

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  16. I was a little worried that Smooch was next on the list!

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  17. I painted our dining room the color of your laundry - it's called Trail Dust - the kids like the "dirt" color!

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  18. Good golly Miss paintress! All those colors are beautiful. I love the blue. My cousin in Santa Cruz lives in a cottage, the whole thing is knotty pine and we other cousins are like, geez come on already and paint! NOPE. Because it would take thousands of gallons and those knots will always show.

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  19. You COULD paint or buy a pre-painted panel to fit inside the trim on the doors(like thin Masonite or plastic) and the knots wouldn't be "naughty", then leave the trim on the doors natural.....or leave it lovely like it is ....go into the sunroom and read a good book!

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  20. An American in Tokyo5/27/15, 5:57 PM

    I LOVE that everything is earth colors!! Colors outside of the window -- beautiful theme!!
    I don't know how you have time to do all that painting. I can barely keep my apartment clean! ha ha!

    It seems like you found a perfect place for that wonderful mirror with the burro/cowboy frame, too. =)

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  21. Step away from the cabinets, Linda!

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  22. I think those colours are all perfect. and I think that coat rack would be perfect for my horse-mad sister and her pony-mad daughters. Any chance it is for sale anywhere?

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    1. I received it as a gift maybe 15 years ago...not sure which store it came from.

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