WHAT COLOR WILL IT BE?
In my Rise and Shine! tablescape post this week, I mentioned painting my plate shelf and an ADHD realization. Since I’ve had such fun with your comments to the ADHD
accusation symptoms, I thought sharing the layer upon layer of paint progression of color changes with said shelf might be fun.
Although, I realize that for the cautious and precise and perfect non-ADHD reader, this may be frustrating to see. I think of the point where silly movies go beyond funny and cute and you turn the channel…so, please don’t turn the channel!
This is the most recent picture of my shelf from Imagining Snow at Christmas (tablescape) in the original color I painted it a year and a half ago.
The shelf was made to sit on top of a dresser, not hang on a wall. I’ve never been happy with the chopped off look at the bottom, so I’m making changes there. Also, I’m adding a shelf.
Here’s the first paint change I made. (Baby steps!)
My favorite Annie Sloan Chalk Paint color is French Linen, but that combo was too stark of a contrast. On to paint change #2.
That didn’t do it for me, either. At this point, I sent PAM (Painter Artist Mom) a picture and asked her opinion. She suggested painting the top rail. (I added maroon edging somewhere along that time, too.)
Another picture to PAM, and she approved. Maybe she was being kind and didn’t want to say it out right. I’ll say it for us both. YUK!
Almost ready to chunk the entire project, I decided it wouldn’t hurt to see it with a watered-down French Linen over the white. Here it is while still wet (a terrible phone picture – sorry).
Is this a word? YUK-ER! It’s always hard to imagine the end result after sanding and waxing, but I just couldn’t picture this shelf in my kitchen anymore at all!
This French Linen has been my favorite color, and I love my green kitchen, but the two just don’t play nice together.
With complete frustration, I slept on it. My final feeling was,
Why didn’t I go with my original gut feeling of plain white?
Why didn’t I just leave it alone, no paint changes in the first place?
Thank the Lord for a new day! I had a new and exciting vision for the shelf the next morning, so I went right to work painting my NEW shelf. After all, what could go wrong with color choice #5?
After all the ADHD compulsive twirling, I’m completely happy with the new color and can hardly wait to show you! I’ve kept the secret from PAM, too. I love surprises!
Why did I share all this with you? Because we all have failures. Choosing paint color is challenging, so don’t be afraid to fail. You can always paint over it (hopefully not five times, though).
Oh, and about the ADHD, here are two more paint projects going on in my kitchen during the shelf transformation.
One paint color was successful with both of these projects. You lose some, but you win some, too. Yay!
I’m painting other items, too, but I’ll share those later, too. Just little things.
So many projects, so little time…you’re gonna love the new looks for everything!
Have you had paint color frustrations, too? Any successes you can share with us?
Happy Friday, y’all!