Ok my Sea Salt lovers. You have been heard loud and clear, and this is your moment.
In case you have no idea what I’m talking about, last week I took a paint color poll, and essentially left it up to readers to choose a paint color for the condo. Because I’m crazy apparently. And then the Sea Salters basically went wild [slight exaggeration] on Facebook. The poll tells me there were a lot of less-vocal Aloof Gray lovers as well, and we ended up
fighting to the bitter end coming in at a tie.
Repose Gray was clearly the loser, although in the midst of the polling it occurred to me that by having two gray samples, and only one green/blue, I was probably pitting the gray votes against each other. Bad!
Here are the results as of now:
All sarcasm aside, I’m so excited about the feedback that I got, and just want to give everyone that voted a big virtual hug. I had a few people tell me that Aloof (or even all 3 colors) are too dark, which I definitely appreciate. I love my dark gray bedroom, but I want to keep the majority of the house, especially the larger “community” rooms lighter and airy.
I’m a gray lover through and through, and although I had some worry that Sea Salt would be too green, I decided to go for it anyway. This week’s kitchen fiasco (I’ll catch you up in a later post) was clearly a sign that I should start there, and get a feel for how the color looks in my house. And you guys were SO right. It looks flippin’ amazing, and not too green at all. It’s actually more of a blue tone. But it’s so subtle and calm, and it makes me glow with happiness every time I walk into the kitchen. Thanks, guys!
Here’s a breakdown for you:
- Time: About 2 hours to paint
- Cost: $7-ish for paint + $3 for new caulking. I used roughly 3/4 of the paint sample from Sherwin Williams, which is about a quart, but for some reason way cheaper than what they sell the quart for.
- Method: I moved the fridge and stove to paint around them, but left the areas behind them unpainted because:
lazy.Why waste paint? I rarely use painter’s tape, and was able to “cut in” around the cabinets and counters. If you have a steady hand, this is definitely a preferred method as it leaves a cleaner line, and is faster and easier.
Here’s a reminder of what the kitchen looked like before:
…and here’s a picture of Dexter looking totally jeal that I got to climb on the counters, which is something he gets in trouble for:
Well? What do you guys think? Was the Sea Salt everything you were dreaming of?
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