Monday, November 1, 2010

Paint Particulars

This afternoon, Amanda and I worked on finding the perfect color to paint our church fellowship hall pictured in the terribly blurry photo on the left. This was round two.

There are several things working against us.

First, there are three areas we are trying to paint. In one room, the paint takes on a brown tinge, the second room turns the paint peach and the third room, yellow/gray.

Also, we have numerous things we are trying to tie together with the paint color. Of first consideration is the new floor tiles the church is putting in. And we have to choose the paint color before they're in. The second thing to consider is the wood color in the kitchen area. The wood has a green-y tint to it, which we are trying not to emphasize. Also, the new counter top isn't installed yet. And then don't even get me started on the curtains that line the sides of the fellowship hall. They are a beautiful burgundy-ish color, but it's just one more thing to worry about.

We spent about an hour picking out colors in the fellowship hall part. We basically laid out a quarter of the color wheel book at a time and then compared it to samples of each thing to match. We found about 16-20 that we liked and then moved into the kitchen and took out any that looked to peachy and added a few. We then cut it down to 16 and then again down to 8 at the paint store, plus a couple of ready made sample packets.

So overall its been fun, challenging and interesting. Thankfully Amanda and I are pretty good friends so we can speak our mind about paint colors! Anyways, hopefully one of them will work as they are supposed to start painting on Saturday. Eeks!


Amanda Evans said...

I'm super excited to see how it will all turn out. Boy will it be nice to put our feet up at the end of this journey! And it has been lovely working on it with you!

Ellen said...

This sounds kind of crazy..can't wait to see the finished product! :)

Rosanne E. Lortz said...

Thanks for doing all that work, ladies!