Hey, look! It’s Chloe the Dachshund!
She’s sporting some pale gray paint on her coat today,
which means one thing at our house.
There’s a painting project underway!
I did my research + made my choices.
1. lots of pale gray,
2.massive amounts of white trim,
+ 3. glossy black doors.
No drama when G.O. + I head to the paint store.
No painter’s remorse afterward.
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I failed to share my inspiration pic with G.O.!
How could I?
Imagine, if you will, me sharing
that I want him to paint his garage doors BLACK,
right in the middle of the paint department!
I really did feel sorry for him (which kind of surprised me!)
He wasn’t swayed,
not even when I recounted every single past project we’ve done together
+ reminded him of the following sequence of events:
1. he hates it,
2. I insist,
3. we do it my crazy way,
+ 4. he loves it.
So I compromised + chose a ‘soft’ black.
I said we could try a quart of it + see.
Here ’tis ^^, on a sample board, propped against the door.
Of course, in the photo, it looks black, but it’s not. It’s the darkest of grays.
Of course, now it seems like every other online photo is sporting an inky black door.
I spied these French doors yesterday
+ am now seized with the desire to paint all our interior doors black, too!
But I digress — back to garage doors:
Isn’t this place (below) awesome?
Doesn’t that color look like ‘soft’ black?
It’s the fabulous Winslow’s Home on Delmar Blvd. in St. Louis — just west of the loop in University City.
Spend a weekend in St. Louis + go there:
Get Cardinal tickets + see a game.
Hey, I digress again!
What I’m saying is that our old frenemy, painter’s remorse, is back.
No problem, I hope not.
I’ll just head over to the Dutch colonial later this a.m.,
have another look-see + (fingers crossed! ) decide.