Just a color, right? Easiest/cheapiest way to dramatically change your house, yes? Wrong. It's the mother of all headaches. It smells. It's a clothes ruiner. It makes you cry. And it's tempermental--the simplest things set it off (Oh wait, that's just me).
Holy Aunt Jemima. Cover me in butter and call me a pancake, cause this gal is panned out on colored goop-- which is a problem seeing as we haven't even finished one room in our every-wall-needs-to-be-painted house.
We got one million samples (okay, four).
There are only 899 ways a paint color could go awry. That color on the fancy pants card at Home Depot? All lies, my friend. Check yourself before your wreck yo'self and your walls.
It was 50 Shades of Gray up in here. We slapped our gray paint samples on the walls, and I instantly had a moment of "Oh my goodness, I just ruined my house." Our walls weren't really bad to begin with, they just weren't my personal preference.
After my moment of hysteria, I let the paint dry. And waited a day. Then we painted a few walls to see how it would look. Eureka! We like it a lot, praise the Lord.
I've never been so much on the verge of happy tears and mass panic. I think my heart fell to my butt a few times (clearly, my life is sad).
But at least we have a color now. Now to cover the rest of the downstairs with it! That's one decision down, one zillion to go. After pictures to come!