Saturday, June 26, 2010
The final painting project - The DREADED pea puke green diningroom
We bought the place almost a year ago - it will be a year in September. And I have been lamenting the drab color choices of the previous owners. You have seen me turn mustard yellow into slate blue and also dark green, caca brown into warm peachy tan, and mud brown into a Frank Lloyd Wright-esque mural in a dark military blue.
And I saved the worst for last. Puke pea green. Walls and ceiling the color of vomit. Our dining room is a green cave of despair. It is so dark and awful in that room that I never ever go in there.
And so I have armed myself with gallons of heavy hiding primer as well as gallons of 3 paint colors because multiple coats will be needed to cover up this travesty. I picked a warm peachy beige for the ceiling and 3 of the 4 walls. The accent wall will be a warm peach and I have picked out a gorgeous stencil to add a bit of Art Deco to the room in the darkest accent color which is a warm copper color.
The painting is Lady in the Carmine Dress by Felix Mas. We both love this picture and so went extravagant with the framing - black lacquer with copper foiling in a scroll pattern on the frame.
I have a gig coming up for the first couple weeks of July and so will not start this until I get back on the 16th.