Dust Yourself Off and Try Again

Oh, hey there, blog: what’s up?  It’s been a long time (long time), we shouldn’t have left you (left you), without a dope beat to step to.

It’s not that I haven’t been busy around the apartment, it’s that I’ve been busy making changes that are perceptible only to myself.  Take, for example, our kitchen.  I had painted it Benjamin Moore’s Decorator’s White, which I used in the bathroom and in one of the spare bedrooms to my satisfaction.  In the kitchen, however, the paint color always appeared really cold and unfinished to me – like it was just a primer coat.  I think it’s because we get very little natural light in the room.

So I tried two different shades: Benjamin Moore’s Dove White (color-matched by Behr) and Behr’s Irish Mist, which is what I used in the living and dining rooms.

See?

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Don’t worry if you can’t see that.  Only crazy people can.  And tetrachromats.  (Did you hear Radiolab’s Colors episode? It was really awesome, especially the choir.)

Here: looking at it from the side makes the difference more visible.

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I went with Irish Mist and am very happy with the change. The kitchen feels much less stark. And the cats always enjoy an opportunity to hang out on a ladder. (Looking back at my New Year’s photo suggests they have an agreed-upon positioning.)

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I pried off that phone jack you see on the wall in the first photo and discovered this burst of color beneath.

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I think it might be original? Or at least very old.

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Come back tomorrow for a project I’m excited to share – something with a more noticeable impact. I’ll leave you with a sneak peek!

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