Our New Old House

1918 Bungalow


Please don’t eat the paint chips.

I LOVE paint.  I love looking at it, I love painting things with it, I love playing with it, I love smelling it, I love feeling a freshly painted surface slide under my fingertips.  If I thought that some of the tastey looking colors of paint I’ve seen tasted like the foods they remind me of, I’d probably eat paint.  (I’m sure some of you are suspecting I have eaten lead paint chips, but I haven’t!)

I love paint so much but I have a real hard time when it comes to picking the RIGHT paint color for a project.  I don’t know where the mental block comes from.  I pick up dozens of paint samples in the store, I look at them all in rooms with all different kinds of light, during the day, at night, under flourescent lamps, by candle light, through sunglasses, everything!  And when it comes time to go buy the paint I feel really really certain that I am going to LOVE the finished project.  But when I do get the paint on the walls and wait for that first layer to dry, I always end up having second thoughts, and the glorious color I had chosen so meticulously turns out to be too yellow, not bright enough, or look just plain weird once it’s on my wall!

This article has some good tips that may help me break my cycle of bad paint choices:


 Here’s hoping!


One Response to “Please don’t eat the paint chips.”

  1. October 10th, 2007 at 2:59 am

    Cathy says:

    Hi Kelli,

    Just wanted to let you know that an article about your New Old House has been written and included alongside your entry in the Remodel, Blog & Win online contest at RemodelingMySpace.com

    It can be viewed here:


    Thank you for your participation and good luck with your remodeling!


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