I noticed something the other day. I was looking at my pinterest boards and saw that my Home Decor board had a trend going on. Almost all the rooms I had pinned had white walls. When we were renting I swore once we bought a home I would NEVER have white walls again. And the first thing we did when we moved in was slap a fresh coat of COLORED paint on walls. I always thought that white walls were sterile and boring. They screamed “Help me! I am stuck! I am a rental and can’t be changed!”
So why were all the rooms I pinned white?
Here’s the thing…..
I am stubborn.
Once I stand on my soap box and declare something, I stick to it even when consciously (or unconsciously) I change my mind. Remember my post about why I didn’t major in interior design? Yeah, I do that sometimes.
I decided if I have a board full of white room gorgeousness, I may as well have one room in my house that is white.
And if I hate it, and regret it. Guess what? It’s just paint.
I decided on Monday night that I wanted it white. As in noticed my pinterest board, had this epiphany, and made the final decision all in one hour. And by Tuesday morning the furniture was in the middle of the room.
Never mind that I have 4 unfinished projects littering my house and driveway…..
I painted the room yellow almost two years ago. It was on my birthday in the fall so I remember :) And while it was cheery and fun, I am ok with moving on. Plus, I still have a gallon of it in case I change my mind :P
Behind the couch there was a phone jack and the phone line that was tacked to the top of the baseboards. It has been painted over a bajillion times over the years. I have always hated it but I guess I was too lazy to do anything about it. I took the time this time, to rip that sucker off.
I chipped off the gobbed on paint that glued the cord in place. Then I sanded the crap out of the baseboards until the were nice and smooth.
After prepping the walls and cleaning up my mess, I put my PaintStick to good use! That first coat is always so fun!
I know some of you are panicking. I know some of you think it will be boring and sterile. And it might be. It might be a big fat fail. But in my mind I see a rustic, cottage-y room full of color. It may not be on the walls, but there will be COLOR!
Do you trust me?
What do you think about white walls???