Friday, June 05, 2009

Tranquil Suite

Two years after initial preparations began, I finally repainted the vomit suite. Actually, the before picture is misleading, because in this photo it doesn't look like barf green. It looks lighter and more sage-y. In person, though....trust. It made my eyeballs bleed with its putrescent shade of yellow-greenish-pea soupish-vomit.
Before:

After:
Now I feel as though I am lounging somewhere by an infinity pool overlooking the Carribean while someone brings me a chilled tropical adult beverage, and someone fans me and someone massages my feet and someone else watches my kids....

(Ahhh. Where was I?)

The color is Tranquil Pond by FreshAire at Home Depot. Actually, I didn't buy the FreshAire VOC- free (even though I wanted to) because I was told it would take a few coats. And it has taken me two-plus years to get around to painting the most hideous room in the house. And you know asking me to do more than one coat is the same as asking me never to paint that room. So, instead I had them match the color on the primer and paint in one and it only took one coat. Do you think the environment cares? Because look how pretty....

14 comments:

lisa said...

So, this is where I'll be staying when I come visit? Will there be tropical adult beverages brought to me?

It looks great- I like the way you rearranged, it looks good. :)

Cheryl said...

SO pretty! I want to stay there....forever. :) Great job Katie. One should never rush decorating. Truly.

Katie said...

Lisa, Yes. The children will be bringing you the beverages and then I'll be locking them in with you. HA HA HAHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!

Angie said...

I love the color, and you managed it with one coat? I've never painted a room when it didn't need two, mostly because there's always an area that was missed slightly or something. So, I'm impressed.

Laura said...

I love it and could go for a tranquil retreat about now. What time is dinner?

sgtsharp said...

Great Job Katie!! Sarah wants her room repainted to. You have such a way with words.
barfgreen could have been pukegreen
but that good enough, Any political incorrect talk is good.

That made no sense, did it.

The Quinn Report said...

Looks great!!!

The paint lady said...

Katie, Is this color like Skyline Steel?

Katie said...

Paint Lady--are you my mama? It has more green in it than skyline steel...but along the same lines, i guess!

Swistle said...

That color is GORGEOUS. I love it.

Kristi said...

that room is so pretty!

Susan said...

Even though I just finished writing about why VOCs are bad, I will not repeat it here. I am a good sister. You're welcome.

Andrea_Ben said...

love the color choice!

Natalie said...

Looks great, Katie!