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Watching Paint Dry

In Design on May 12, 2010 at 9:38 am

Today we are supposed to be all finished with our garage project! Of course I don’t believe that for a second, having lived through a major house renovation two years ago, but we’re close. That much I know. At this point, all that’s left is to put the hardware on the new custom-built garage carriage doors, a pull on the “secret” door that leads to the storage, and a final coat of Benjamin Moore “Poppy” paint (above) on the bookshelf. In fact, the bookshelf has proven to be something of a challenge. High gloss paint is a pain in the patootie! Just ask the last painter, who painstakingly painted all the woodwork in our dining room in high-gloss Farrow & Ball “Fawn.” But the results are so worth it!

Poppy Talk

In Design on May 1, 2010 at 7:24 am

I’m going to admit that I’ve been kind of tough to take recently—I’ve been super amped up over paint. Bordering on obsessive. I know, I know. It’s just paint. And so I can’t blame my poor husband for telling my sister last weekend: “She’s like a cat on a hot tin roof with this paint thing.” But luckily for him and our marriage, my paint angst has a Hollywood ending. After the dreamy wall color went up yesterday (more on that later) I was able to take a look at red paint samples for the bookcase in its true environment. And so, after MUCH neurotic deliberation, today we begin priming the bookcase to paint in Benjamin Moore Poppy! A heartfelt thank you to my design muses Debra and Lizzie for talking me off the hot tin roof.

Seeing Red

In Design on April 29, 2010 at 9:06 pm

Sorry, sorry! I promised exciting paint photos, but I’m waiting for them to go up over at Herman Miller’s LIFEWORK blog before I share here. Also, the 15 mph winds today slowed down our paint progress considerably. In the meantime, I’ll show you what isn’t happening. And that’s this Poppy paint from Benjamin Moore. I seriously love the color, but it is skewing too pink? Do I need something a little more BLOOD RED with more black in it? I need to make a decision on the red for the book case in the next 36 hours. So please—if you have any thoughts on shades of red, would love to hear!