Revealing the Valspar Paint Job
This is a sponsored review from BlogHer and Valspar Paint.
Drum roll, please…
I have learned that the color yellow is difficult to photograph accurately. It also changes dramatically depending on the time of day and the natural light conditions. Sometimes it looks soft and buttery. Other times it looks almost primary, particularly when it is evenening and the sun is setting. At first I was a little unsure about that, but now I have grown to love the color. It really makes the space warm and happy, two things I wanted.
I am absolutely in love with my newly painted walls. The house feels so cheery and happy. In fact, when my neighbor stopped by the other day to check out the paint job in progress, I told her that it felt like my house had been bathed in Prozac.
Now I need to think about what I want to hang on the walls. And some new throw pillows. And window coverings.
I know that some of you will want to know about the quality of the paint. I have painted A LOT. Every room in my old house was painted at least once, and there were a million rooms in that house. Give or take a few. As a matter of fact, I have painted so much that I like to think of myself as an expert in paint. I have used crappy paint. I have used high quality paint. I have used paint that promised to knock my socks off and yet delivered nothing.
The Valspar Paint was great. It covered well. The color was exactly what it looked like on the swatch. Each gallon of paint matched the previous gallons perfectly. When you buy paint you are supposed to buy all the gallons that you need and mix them together so that any slight color variations disappear. My project took 16 gallons of paint. About 6 more than I anticipated. If I had actually measured my space with a tape measure I would have known, but I just guesstimated. And, what do you know, I am worse at guessing that I am at math! But my point was that the color, Carolina Inn Lobby Yellow, through all of the gallons of paint was consistent.
I went with an eggshell finish and I am very happy with it. I have already wiped dirty handprints off the walls. And footprints. I don’t even ask anymore. Threatening the children with dismemberment does nothing, believe me I have tried. It is as if they think I won’t follow through on my threats! Luckily, for all of us, the dirt wipes easily off the walls and the color does not.
Tell me what you think. And tell me what in the world I should do with those windows. I am truly at a loss for ideas.
And what about those lighted niches?
And that shelf like area—what should go up there? Other than the popped balloon someone tossed up there– do you see that red thing up above the fireplace? I am going to have to go borrow my neighbor’s ladder again and get it down. Or just ignore it. Ahem.
This has worked out so well I may just ask the Internet for input on all of my life decisions.
I will be picking a commenter at random to win a $500 gift card from Lowe’s and Valspar Paint. You can do a lot of painting and decorating for that amount of money!
FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS. FIVE-ZERO-ZERO!!!
Gratuitous cute kid photo.
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