I make the most colossal messes sometimes when I'm trying to get organized.
I finally got around to emptying much of the craftroom yesterday (at least enough to squeeze in there and paint), and then went to Home Depot and picked up a few paint samples. The room has been a color called "Drop of Blue" that Martha Stewart used to sell at K-Mart years ago, but I've been wanting to switch to a fresh yellowy-green color. This is not a good photo (the wall is light blue ... can you tell? no, you cannot ... wait ... here), but here are my three swatches.
I'm pretty sure that for the walls I'm going with the color on the far left (Glidden's "Granny Smith Apple"), although I might use the color in the middle (Glidden's "Green Leaf") and even the muted color on the right (Glidden's "Soothing Green Tea") for some accessories.
I'd like to paint something with Martha Stewart's "Lagoon," too. You can see them all together here, on swatches.
But when I go back to Home Depot, I might check out some of the light blues, also. I'm not sure.
I may head over to Benjamin Moore to check out some of the Pottery Barn Kids colors, too. It depends on how I'm doing for time today.
Isn't it nice that I'm so decisive? :D
We haven't painted the craftroom in about six years, and the existing paint is pretty grubby-looking in places. I'm rearranging the furniture so that we can squeeze a twin-sized bed in there and a couple comfy chairs for t.v.-watching.
I also have to paint the ceiling (I'm going to go do that this morning as soon as I finish talking to you and have gulped down my coffee), because several years ago we had a water leak in there and there is a patch where the ceiling was repaired that we've just ignored. I got ceiling paint that goes on pink and dries bright white, so you can see what you're doing as you paint. So handy.
The craftroom tends to be our anything-remotely-crafty-or-officey dumping ground, and is in the most dire need of a purge and reorganization. I just decided to go for it yesterday, because we're not having anyone over this week, and I think I can get it all done in a week.
And all this stuff isn't even from the craftroom closets ... they're still full. Yikes! :P