Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Feeling a little green

We are slowly starting to make small changes around the house to freshen it up a little, and make it feel a little more youthful.  Since we moved in, I knew I wanted to paint the back of the bookcase in the dining room, similar to what I had done in townhouse.  

Everything in the house is Canyon Cloud.  It's a light, pale yellow color that's starting to drive me nuts.  So I decided this would be an easy, quick weekend project that I could do to bring some new color into the house.  

I decided (with the help of a paint colorist) on True Green from Benjamin Moore.  I had it matched to a semi-gloss paint and primer in one from Behr.  

It ended up taking longer than I expected (doesn't it always?) because I had to do 3 full coats.  And the shelves are literally built in, so I couldn't remove them to just paint the whole wall.  

But I think it turned out great!  In the old house, I felt the color made everything pop out more...here, I feel like it's harder to see some darker items.  So I've done a bit of rearranging to bring in some lighter, clear pieces.  I think I still have some editing to do, but it will do for now.  I feel like YHL, on the hunt for pretty white things to put on my shelves!    


  1. wow, subtle but amazing transformation! and such a stunning hue!!

    XO Sahra
    Que Sera Sahra