In case you didn’t know, I started my first blog last year as a way to document my life leading up to becoming a wife. I didn’t really think the name through though, which is why I made this new blog after Shane and I got married. Long story short- I decided not to transfer any of my posts over and just start fresh. However, I found this post this morning and I just felt like it needed to be shared ooooone more time. This is one of my most favorite posts I have ever written, from when Shane and I moved last year. Enjoy.As I was laying on the floor of my living room (because our couch STILL isn’t in….rage) I was staring at this wall…This accent wall that I royally F’d up…….And I couldn’t NOT blog about it. We painted our living room a light gray (grey? WHICH ONE IS IT?) and I decided I wanted an accent wall. Shane is an angel and could basically care less what I painted our walls, but his exact words: “Anything but pink” I laughed in his face. Laughed. When would I ever paint our living room pink? Get real Shane…..Yeah.
The next day I decided to go check out paint colors and I chose a dusty purple color; I sent it to my Mom before I bought it and she sent back “You may want it to be a darker purple I don’t know if you’ll like that once it’s done” To which I responded: “No I think it’ll be fine” WRONG. Once the girl finished mixing it she showed it to me and said, “It’ll dry darker” PHRASE OF THE DAY LET ME TELL YOU. So I went home and started working away….I started painting it on our white walls and I thought “hm, that’s pretty light….But it’ll dry darker.” My Mom came over while I was painting to drop off a table, looks at the color and says, “Oh you are not going to like that when you’re done.” To which I said “I ALREADY LOVE IT MOM UGH STOP” (wrong). She knows. She always knew. I didn’t know. I didn’t want to admit that I knew.
I was determined to love this color. 3 hours later I meticulously had this entire wall done, simultaneously telling myself that “it’ll dry darker….That’s what Trish at Ace Hardware said” Trish was wrong. Soooo wrong. In the daylight, the color is purple, with strong pink undertones. Once you need a light besides the sun: PINK with a tiny hue of purple. The tiniest hue of purple. My mother was right. Sue knows all….I hate this color. I’m a girl that loves pink and I hate this pink. Want to know who would really hate this color? My sweet husband that told me to paint it literally any color in the world but pink….BETRAYAL. I was dreading him coming home from work and seeing this terrible color, so what did I do? I hung his deer head. My thinking? Oh yeah this will make it less girly….Perfect. No actually a deer head hung on a pink wall in a living room is potentially the most ridiculous thing you will ever see.
I am still convinced that this is not the color I chose. Convinced. I went into that store saying “anything but pink”….Why. me. Shane laughed it off 100% but my soul is bruised. I wanted this wall to work. Shane just finds it absolutely hilarious that I painted the whole wall….So for the 75th+ time that day I said “I THOUGHT IT WOULD DRY DARKER”. The worst part? The next day my Mom text me and said, “Do you still like your accent wall?” No Mom, no…I don’t. There is nothing more painful than your mother telling you she told you so and laughing in your face. Someday I will get my life together. But today is not that day.
So we are back to square one, I am discouraged and I am not about to make this mistake again. This wall is now going to be gray, just the way it should have been all along.