For the last couple of days I have gotten this
brilliant crazy idea in my head that just maybe we should repaint the entrance foyer.
Since I have missed painting so much.
And even though that poses many challenges.
First of all…the current color is OK. It is actually the single room in this house that has not been repainted from the previous owners. And really the color is fine. When we first looked at the house with our realtor, I actually commented that it was good thing they picked an OK color and no wallpaper for that room because it would be awful to paint.
Issue #2 is that this room is 2 stories. And I am really not a big fan of heights. So it will involve a lot of paint and a lot of time on a very tall ladder. Yikes.
I refuse to clean it or change any of the light bulbs in it because it is so ugly. And even with a very tall ladder we cannot replace it because it is in the middle of the ceiling requiring scaffolding.
When the furniture delivery guys were bringing in our new mattress they whacked it pretty hard and I really hoped it would come crashing down so that the replacement would be on their dime. Unfortunately it did not fall and shatter.
So even if I go through the pain of painting I will not be any more satisfied with this room until that thing is gone.
Why am I even thinking about doing this since I have all these good reasons not to? Other than than the fact that I am strangely addicted to an activity that I largely cannot stand to actually do?
Well, first of all the front of the house faces north and does not get a lot of light so lighter color would really help open it up I think. I am thinking of an elegant light gray. Like this….
Then there is this little detail-
Classy. I guess they got tired of painting?
And then finally.
If I get enough courage to be that high on the ladder (it on the second story over the door), I will also have to be brave enough to climb there and de-oakify.
So I guess the questions are…how much do I love gray? …..and…..how afraid am I of heights?