While I did initially like the color, once the “new paint color high” wore off, I had this tiny sliver of doubt in the back of my mind that I undoubtedly suppressed. I was going for a pink beige, but it turned out to be more pink gray.
You’re going to think I’ve lost my mind and you know what, don’t even let me try to convince you otherwise. I have.
Since we’ve lived in our house, I’ve painted the living room, entry, and hallway (all one room) four times.
Then, White Dove. That lasted for about 2 years.
(you likely already know where this is headed but let me continue)…
White Dove was too light for my liking, so then I painted it BM Seashell last year.
Then, in April of this year, while I was 7 months pregnant, I realized I was overdue for an entire upstairs paint refresh. So during my existential crisis/pregnancy rage, I decided to paint our living room, hallway and entry Farrow and Ball Joa’s White.
Angelo said that I should make sure that Joa’s White was the color I wanted to commit to because once the baby comes, I likely wouldn’t be able to paint again for a while. I couldn’t help but laugh – surely he recognizes who he’s married to at this point.
Anyway, it took me three whole days to paint, just like every other time I’ve painted this space.
Over the next few weeks and leading up to my delivery date, that sliver of doubt grew each time I walked through the front door to a pink-gray living room that I knew would look much better in a warmer shade (should’ve went with yellow as my initial gut instinct told me to).
While it is a lovely color, I have to admit there’s something very Macy’s dressing room circa 1996 about it and it’s sort of depressing.
Looking back at photos, I actually think I preferred BM Seashell over Joa’s white, and I really should have left it that, but the dopamine rush that comes with choosing a new paint color outweighed the rational decision to leave the Seashell walls as they were.
I also think I tried to make things too matchy with the drapes since they’re the lead pattern, but I ended up making the room too matchy.
So here’s where my unhinge-ness begins
When I first found out I was going to have an office, I wanted to use Society Social’s new peel-and-stick grasscloth wallpaper.
But then the Dolly idea came up and I found myself still longing to use the faux grasscloth somewhere.
And then, in the way my erratic indecision episodes usually begin, the thoughts started creeping.
Could I use it throughout our entire upstairs?
No way. There’s so much wall space. You painted 11 minutes ago. You have a baby now, you don’t have time. People will think you’ve lost your shit. Plus, you’re not that unhinged.
You are that unhinged
The grasscloth – although faux – will add texture, dimension, and make the space feel more finished than another round of paint that I likely won’t be happy with. And, the grasscloth has the warmth that this northern-facing space craves.
Wallpapering our entire upstairs is a big commitment that will likely happen slowly over the course of a few weeks, but I know for certain that it will be an upgrade from where I’m at with it now.
So there you have it, a long, obnoxious way of saying I’m installing faux grasscloth wallpaper throughout our entire upstairs after just painting a few weeks ago.
I’ll share the wallpaper installation process via my stories and the completed space once it’s all done. I’ve been told it’s easy to work with which makes me feel better about installation. Since I’m taking care of a tiny human and my free time is limited, the process will likely take a few weeks. Until then…