Friday, August 15, 2008

A surprise with paint



Albie painted the hallway leading up to his office area a few months ago. The color - called something "harvest" - turned out to be an undetermined kind of gray, with possible tan hues if seen in the correct light. It was not what we had been looking for. He, of course, blamed it on me and his mom, since we helped pick the color.

After some discussion, we decided to go with Behr's "Desert Camel" instead - a color Albie claimed he had advocated for all along.

The hallway has stayed half-finished since June - much like the rest of our house. On my way from one job to another today, I passed by a Home Depot store and - on impulse - decided to stop by and pick up our new color. Since I would get out of work many hours before Albie, I wanted to surprise him with the "correct" color. It is, after all, in his "office."

Not quite as dark as in the pictures, Desert Camel definitely looks better. Now we can tell there's a color on the wall. I can't wait to see what it will look like in daylight!

As you can see, I didn't have time to finish the room, but I did the biggest wall - finally covering up the previous coat of "bad" gray. And Albie was happy and surprised.

Now, if I'm lucky, he will finish the rest of the room while I am at work Friday!

1 comment:

Anne Sofie said...

Looks good!

But why call the colour "Desert Camel"? Ever seen a Jungle Camel, or a Deep Sea Camel?