First, no there is no pity nor sympathy wanted: I am building a new house. Everything I say that sounds similar to whining should be followed by a resounding ” Suck it up, buttercup.” The possibility of a smack upside the head can also be considered, it’s completely your call.
That said, who on this earth knew there were so many, many shades in the color wheel?
That yellow has to be the most vexing, hard, beautiful, stubborn shade ever? If you look above and see what I see (and don’t get me started on how no computer monitor reflects the same color!) you will see three shades of yellow compared to a white sheet of paper.
I painted a 3×3 sheet of wood with three colors of yellow. Yah. I totally just said that. I spent the last couple of days painting and comparing possible shades of yellow.
See, an entire house in yellow takes some big commitment, something I am not fond of usually. Committment that is, I love yellow, I have always wanted yellow paint throughout my house, but when you do that, it has to be something that is bearable.
The easy stuff was the flooring and granite for the kitchen (wood is so not reddish toned like the picture makes it appear)…
..the white subway tile that will be my backsplash in the kitchen and line the shower/tub etc in the bathrooms….
…the white kitchen cabinets….
…some of which are going to be white with glass inserts, 4 panes of glass up and down -a dream of mine-…
…handles for the cupboards to match my stainless steel appliances…
..a carpet that will match anything I ever want to paint on the walls.
..lights…ohh. The lights. No one ever told me how expensive lighting is. I found out today.Meep.
I am in love with these chrome beauties, they emit the “beach house” feel I am going for in the new place. Small one on the left for the living room, large 5 light one in the dining nook.
The middle row is the bathroom lighting, that matches the lights above. I am in love with the lighting. Even my dad commented that they are going to be “works of art” that come with the house if we ever sell. The pendant lights that hang over the island match and are so, so pretty.
Coming from my dad, that was almost an epic poem.
I also found a fixture from the same line that was on sale for 60% off. I love me some deals. Especially when I was gouged the remainder of the time. Makes it hurt a little less.
I quickly figured out where to use four of these where guest will see, in the entrance of the house and right when you get upstairs. And my room. Not that many guests will see it, but I am tired of crappy lights in my room.
Speaking of crappy lights, a lighting store is THE WORST place to take pictures! Holy smokes, the light was horrible! This was as white as I could get the original pic and it still looks too cream colored.
I almost passed out when I saw the financial damage, but gamely signed my name on the dotted line.
I may not have a bed to sleep on, but my light fixtures are going to rock!
Then, the yellow. The one thing that I have not have fun with, that has had me back to the paint store(s) so many times they know me by name.
I finally settled on Moonlight by Benjamin Moore, a non-green tinged not too bright yellow that matches almost anything. It is the top. more buttery yellow in the picture at the beginning of this post. Depending on your computer monitor, it looks true to color on mine.
The reason I wanted the beachiest, but not too in your face yellow I can find is I am foreseeing sea foam green for the kids bathroom….a beachy light blue for my master ensuite..I have always wanted a house full of sea and beach colors. THEN I saw it in a show home in Terwilligar Towne many years ago, and it’s stuck.
Boy, and if you are tired of house talk already, just wait until they break ground! I have lots of out of town family who will want photos and updates, so just forgive me.
OR you can be a house pervert like me and enjoy the ride.