I finally found the grey I'd been searching for ( for the past year ) and I couldn't wait to get started. I painted the wall off the front door ( we have 2 front doors because of the closed porch - this is off the interior door )
I had originally painted it a griege color ( which I love ) but like grey it can be so iffy with different lighting ( this house is dingy - there's no other way to put it - I was going to say " light challenged " but dingy seems more apt )
It's the type of grey that begs for crisp white contrast...............and so because paint fixes everything in my world I painted a mirror I had on hand - with Behr High Gloss ( floor paint )
I picked up 5 of these mirrors from a salon that was going out of business - I think for 40.00 in total - because that's part of the disorder.................5 mirrors. ( our last home had 23 mirrors in it - this one's closely catching up obsessive much ? )
After hanging it on the wall it looked like it just needed a teeny bit more...................and so I grabbed a little shelf I've had forever.....................gave it quick coat in the same paint I used on the mirror - .but it looked a little silly - the scale was all wrong - and since that's another disorder I happen to have - I sat down and fretted for over an hour about it.
It looked pitiful actually
I checked online - but the larger ones were larger in depth too - and I needed this shelf to be very narrow in depth because this is the wall the door opens on to and this shelf was perfectly sized - just not long enough
And then I had my Ah Hah moment ( Thank you Oprah - what did we call them before ? ) I mimicked what I did under the kitchen window - HERE
and added a marble threshold once again ( the slab that goes on the floor between a bathroom and hard wood in case anyone doesn't know what I'm talking about ) and voila - it brings it all together and adds a little touch of glamorous marble where you wouldn't expect it !
It's the perfect spot for John to drop his keys - so that we don't have to spend hours looking for them !
And the door opens and closes perfectly
And now for the grand finale !
We all know I have the crappiest camera in Bloglandia ( but every penny seems to be eaten up by this
fixer upper of ours so it'll be a little while yet before I can justify spending big bucks on one ) and Pic Monkey can only go so far - BUT I FINALLY GOT A TRIPOD !!!
It's actually a quatropod because it has 4 legs ( for better stability )
It's even adjustable for height !
You see? Renovating a house certainly has it's advantages !
I'm just trying to figure out how to make it less conspicuous when I want to take photos in public places.
Maybe cover it in ribbons ?
I've used grey in every one of my homes - forever - don't ask me how I choose which shade to go with because that's a " grey " area for me lol - and I'm someone who's been known to paint a room 3 times in one week until I get it right................
This time I got it right.....................
I threw out the sample card - but if anyone's interested this is the recipe from Home Depot
Coq/Coquille is French for Eggshell - the finish
Somehow for me, when there's a grey wall or two or three it feels a little more like................
You all have a wonderful day !
I'm working on another project that involves that white paint.
Oh and John - I'm working on him too............I need his help
John says - Have you seen my keys by any chance?
Suzan says - They're on the shelf by the front door.
It felt so good to say that.
In the midst of chaos I love me a little organization.................
And a quatropod.
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