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Ooh, look at me, I screwed on an outlet cover. [Jan. 30th, 2006|05:13 pm]
Lindsey Kuper

A couple months ago, one of our basement rooms was completely unfinished. Amanda had it drywalled and had some new heating ductwork installed (there's now a cool-looking exposed silver pipe where there was ugly basement-y metal ducting before); she did the drywall taping, mudding, and texturing herself. And over the weekend, she and I painted it! We used a cool, mossy green for the room and a deep blue for the closet. She did the more difficult bits, since I didn't have any experience painting, but I rolled one coat for the room and both coats for the closet.

Painting was a lot of fun, although I can't help thinking that the whole reason it was fun was that we were using such bold colors. Because of that, we got to see the room transform before our eyes. If we'd been using white, the change wouldn't have been so drastic, and it wouldn't have been nearly as exciting. Come to think of it, why does anyone ever paint a room white?

In any case, it's gratifying to have worked on the House, even in this small way. I've been saying that I've been helping out, and it hasn't been true, not really -- I mean, y'know, ooh, look at me, I screwed on an outlet cover. But this weekend, I finally did help. And the room looks great. Yay!

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[User Picture]From: eliciel
2006-01-31 11:17 pm (UTC)
Come to think of it, why does anyone ever paint a room white?

I have no idea.
Other than, it reflects light very well so it makes rooms brighter and more open.

But I much, much, much, much prefer other colors like the goldenrod of our diningroom walls, or the deep red of Roy's office, or the bold teal or blue of the walls of a house you haven't seen but we (me, Roy, Brian, Joe, Seth) used to live in, and I love love love the rich green that my Aunt painted her kitchen. Her green kitchen is sooooooooo pretty! I want one!
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[User Picture]From: lindseykuper
2006-01-31 11:38 pm (UTC)
True about the brightness and openness, but it also plays up every little imperfection or hint of dirt on the walls.

If you guys are allowed to paint at your new place, I'd be happy to help you paint your kitchen green!
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[User Picture]From: leadsynth
2006-02-01 07:52 pm (UTC)
I like the paint at our place. The living room is peach and white. The bedrooms are (respectively) blue, white, and purple. The kitchen is celadon and pale pink. The bathroom is celadon.

My office at work is orange! The studio is pistachio! =)
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[User Picture]From: lindseykuper
2006-02-01 08:32 pm (UTC)
I adore the paint at SA.
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