I want to be normal.
But I married someone who is not.
We knew we were going to paint today... we had several people coming over to help and had bought all of the supplies. But we hadn't poured over magazines, looked at websites or stood in front of the swatches.
Two days before, I begged Mauricio to look at a few paint magazines with me. So he reluctantly agreed, turned over in bed and turned on the night table lamp. So here we are, deciding on the paint colors that we'll have to look at for years to come, with minimal light, in bed, 5 minutes before we have to go to sleep. That's normal.
Last night, we went to Home Depot and arrived only an hour before close. We had to choose fast! While I stood in front of the swatches, he was already ordering! WAIT! Can we take a second to rethink this?
To every color I offered, he would say, "yeah, sure."
And most women would be happy that their husband left the decision solely up to them, but not me. I'm insecure... and let's face it, when it comes to decorating, Mauricio has better taste than me. (I said it).
But eventually we chose. And I'm praying we like it.
Here's what we got:
The Oat Cake will be the main color throughout the house. It will be in the kitchen and hallway as well as all the non-accent walls within the living and family rooms.
The Cinnamon Spice will be the accent wall within the family room... the wall where the TV will be.
The Pumpkin Toast will be the accent wall on the largest wall in the house that connects the entrance/living room through to the dining room and over the hallway.
The Manhattan Mist will be on 3 of the walls and the Distant Thunder will be the accent wall behind the TV. We have an offset window behind our bed, so that whole wall will pretty much be covered with curtains. I need to find a nice patterned curtain that will pair nicely.
Stay tuned for the finished result. Pictures to come!