Archive for May, 2013


I’m a little late on this one, but I finally joined Instagram.  I had a phone for the last 2.5 years or so that would self-destruct if I ran basically any application.  Instagram, Draw Something, Words with Friends.  I’d have to take the battery out to restart it.  I’d have to delete all text message history and Facebook cache every 4 days or so just to be able to receive new text messages.  It was a disaster.  It stood against everything that a “smartphone” was supposed to be.  I regularly called it the Droid UN-Incredible.  Well, last week I got a new phone (a Razr Maxx HD), and I’m happy to say that I’ve joined the world of Instagram about 2 years late!  Will you follow me?

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Help me paint my house!

We moved into a new house last Summer, and I haven’t painted any of the walls, except from the front room, which doubles as my studio (where I went from off-white to pure white).  I’m so undecided about what color to paint our kitchen/family room. We have a lot of golden oak and a red fireplace to work with. Here are some ideas, colors by Benjamin Moore (screenshots from their online tool). I’m drawn to a blue-green color, even though I know that a neutral gray or beige would probably work better. The kitchen does not receive much natural light, only spill from the rooms adjacent to it. It’s in the center of the house. I’d like to “brighten” it up with a cheery color. Any feedback is welcome!

What the rooms look like now:

IMG_0894web Yeah, I know, it’s a mess.  Our back room doubles as a play room.

Here are some colors I’m looking at:
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Yeah, they all look pretty much the same, right?  How does one decide?  Shouldn’t this virtual painting tool make it easier?  Should I be considering another color?  The curtains in the adjacent room (the front room that’s painted white), are these curtains from IKEA
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As much as I want a teal color, I do think a butter yellow, like our old kitchen could look nice:
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I need help!

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