Well, the upside of being just the 2 of us again is we are able to tackle a project we have been putting off. We live in a split level and the main level of the house is in dire need of painting - it's been years! We finally decided on a color - of course it was the color I chose a week ago and both George and Katie nixed it and chose other colors. George likes Home Depot and he went there to get paint samples - I think it is pretty cool that you can get inexpensive samples - a great test in my opinion. Anyway, the colors they chose (a gray and taupe) just didn't do it. After the sample paint went on we just kept looking at the choices with questioning looks, so he decided to go back and get one more sample - the first color I originally liked! The second it went on the wall we both looked at each other and said yes! (it is the color on the bottom with some green in it)
Now, why didn't they trust me before? One reason I like the color is I think it goes with our furnishings - we have a lot of wood painted black and a lot of red in the upholstery. When we had just the taupe and gray samples painted on we kept bringing furniture over etc. and nothing seemed to look right. It's that tone of green that brings it all together.
As I said it has been a while since we've painted as you can see by my dated stenciling, which I hate to paint over but, it is dated, and it is time to move on.
We got most of the furniture, paintings, dishes, etc. out today. Being a split level unfortunately all the rooms kind of connect together without defined spaces. I think we are going to paint the main hall wall and connecting upstairs hall-way a complimenting color - what color, I don't know - that decision will come another day!