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Greetings from The Middle of Nowhere

16 Jan

So blogging from a much different area, much different part of the country.  There are a lot of dirt roads, camo hats and trucks about.  No more just stopping by the store on the way home to pick something up.  No waking up in the morning and heading out to grab a cup of coffee and a bagel.  It’s quite surreal.

Anyway, I’m hoping that all had a good holiday season and did all the things they wanted to… Partied too hard, stayed in and relaxed, ate way too much awesome food, drank too much stuff that tasted great….

Like I mentioned earlier, during this time, I was kicking off the time with a move.  Oh… If only I had more time, because I ended up having to have people come in and help pack up the boxes.  The important books were all loving packed away and marked clearly.  Some of the other stuff, well, not so much.

In fact, I think the comment made (more than once) was, there are too many books and too many shoes.

Um…. excuse me while I spam pictures of both these beautiful things:

Lots of beautiful pics on this blog! click the pic to see more!

Of course, now I’m finding myself having to organize (AGAIN!) these beautiful things. *sigh* But at least I know where they are.  The utensils on the other hand are still missing as is my Inniskillen wine key.  While this made me sad, I lasted a two full days before being forced to go out and buy a new wine key.

Clicking on this picture will direct you to a NSFW link! Just a warning.

So while I’m still digging through my many, many boxes

While I am still learning all the crevices of my new home

While I am am catching up with technology

While Classic Who is in the background

While waiting for Warm Bodies to come out in theaters

While waiting to make new friends

I am keeping my books nearby.

Protected…

clicking on the above pic while direct to a NSFW blog

And I will leave you with a Twilight Fanfic called Dirt Roads by winehoes.  It is a hilarious story about people living in the middle of nowhere being much more successful than I have been. Maybe I’m visiting all the wrong gas stations.

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Trucker hats, possums, and dirt roads.

Too Many Paint Choices

19 Dec Farrow & Ball Hague Blue + Miles Redd

So as I mentioned on an earlier blog, I will be moving into my third home in a year.  This one though, I will be staying in for a couple years and therefore, I can not wait to paint it!

This may seem like a stupid thing to be excited over, but in reality, I was only allowed to do minor painting as the homes were never mine.  As long as they were in neutral colors, I could pick whatever color I wanted.

The first home did have a light green bedroom, but every other room in the house was tan.  A boring awful tan.  Bleh.

The second home, the master bedroom was allowed to be painted Rainwater by Martha Stewart over a violet-ish color from before.   The rest of the house stayed the same off-white kind of color though and some rooms had outdated and  dark wallpaper.

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This home though… I get to paint the whole thing if I want… and after perusing pictures of the tans and olive greens (one on one side of the hallway and the other on the opposite wall????) well then, yes, yes I would like to repaint!

So, did you see my aside above about the hallway being two colors?  Well that’s because this house has an open floor plan.  I have not lived in a house with an open floor plan and I’m a little nervous.  There are so many questions!

Where does the furniture go?  How do I run wires from the middle of the room to the outlets on the walls??  Why is there a built in for the television in the corner of the room right next to the bay window?  How am I supposed to put furniture around that?!!

I’m foreseeing a lot of moving around of furniture in months to come.

I also had to start looking into paint colors.  Keeping in the mind the problem the last homeowners had (hallway being two colors) I began looking around for the best way to paint something all the way through.

I made a lot of little palettes.  I perused the Farrow & Ball website.  I love that the colors are very limited and kind of classic.  I didn’t want to get stuck with a super trendy color on my wall that I’d need to repaint in two years.

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Farrow & Ball color palette

I found myself leaning towards grays.  When I was in high school, I redid my room with very light gray walls with darker gray trim, nickel accents, wispy white curtains and black furniture.  I loved that room and still do.  It wasn’t too feminine and I felt that it had staying power even years later.  The only problem with that was most of the curtains and linens in my home tend to be grays.  Not all, I also gravitate to whites, browns and light aquas in the accents.  I was afraid though that if I painted my walls gray, that it would be gray overload in the home.

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Benjamin Moore Colors

The other color I really wanted was the Rainwater by Martha Stewart.  I didn’t get a chance to love it enough in the second home but I was really impressed with the color next to the wide white trim, gray lines and dark furniture.  In some lights it’s blue gray, in others a green blue, it’s versatile that way.  It was something that I wanted to reuse if I could.

I also received a request for one of the rooms to be green or bluish green, nothing too dark or trendy.  So onto a way to try and incorporate the two.

So I came up with a few color schemes, but nothing looked quite right.

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other than rainwater, all other colors by Farrow & Ball

hmmmmmmm….. also .. missing something?

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So they’re not meshing…. and I wasn’t going to start painting until I could fix that.  When walking into the front door, the dining room, office, living room, and breakfast nook are all visible right away.  Everything needs to look cohesive.

So I stumbled around onto this website showing how to make a cohesive paint plan in the home.  I was inspired by a lot of the changes they had made and even more of the colors chosen in their new home.

How about this one?

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Plumage by Martha Stewart

Which they used in it’s entirety inside a guest bedroom.  For me, I was thinking more a long the lines of the office (where the bookshelves will go!) and the back of the built-ins.

This also brought me around to Hague Blue by Farrow & Ball.  It’s bold and would work well against a gray.

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Farrow & Ball’s Hague Blue

Here it is on some kitchen cabinets:

Farrow & Ball Hague Blue + Miles Redd

Farrow & Ball Hague Blue + Miles Redd

This all seems a bit much for me, but I can’t deny how great it looks.  So I came up with a color palette I think I’m happy with.

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Cohesive enough?

I’m not sure… Like I said, I won’t be painting until I figure it all out  but I would appreciate any feedback in the meantime.

What are some of your favorite paint colors??