Can anyone jog my memory and let me know how long I’ve been thinking about the hallway? This whole thing started on a whim because I was bored at work, you know. There is a good possibility we are going on a month of pondering over it and actually working on it. At least I can officially say with great confidence that the hallway is now orange! Mission Accomplished! Let’s take a moment and bring ourselves back to the original mustard yellow hallway.
Doesn’t the paint color just give off no other vibe other than “ew”? That’s all I ever thought about it. I don’t know how I lived with it for two and a half years. I don’t know how I live with it in the kitchen. Oh, I know – because there is no part of me that is ready to tackle ANY sort of kitchen project. That’s how. But that is beside the point. It’s now my pleasure to introduce to you our orange walls.
Woot woot! Three coats of paint later, we are done! Can I just say how much I love it? Love, love, love. If I could roll around on walls, I would. That’s how much I love it. There is no way you can’t be happy while standing in the hallway. Personally, I think that is perfect since the hallway can kind of be dreadful at 6:30 in the morning because it means you have to get ready for work. Being in an orange hallway definitely brightens up the morning outlook. That alone makes the paint debacle all worth it. I did end up going back to Lowe’s and requesting the paint in primer in one for the next two coats. That made all of the difference in the world. I got really lucky with the staff at Lowe’s that day, because they credited back when I paid for the quart towards my gallon. What dolls!
Now since the paint process is complete, it is time to get the stripes going. After measuring the height of the wall, I had to sit down and do math. Math is not my strong suit, by any means. The wall height is 92 inches, and I want to make 8 inch stripes. Or at least I think I do. Make a 2 inch border on the top and bottom, you’ve got 88 inches to work with. Divide that by 8, and you’ve got 11 stripes. Sounds right, right? Erm…
I started taping out a guide to see if I could live with it. The tape that is going vertically is where the cream color will be. Too close together? Tape not in the right place? Should I stop doing these things when Andrew is at work and I’m unsupervised? So many questions! It’s safe to say that I got annoyed quick and walked away and got back on my computer, where I now type this post.
For the sake of the tape, I’ll pick back up the project tomorrow and hope for a better outlook because I’m not really convinced that 8 inch stripes are the way to go. It may look too busy. What do you think?