The end of procrastination. Not.
I never finished mudding, texturizing and painting the wall we put up to replace the pegboard in 2009. So I decided it was time. I also decided I’d paint it something other than white.
Doing my research
I got a gazillion color swatches from Lowe’s and I even used the free Sherwin Williams ColorSnap App to determine what I’d pick. (After all there IS an app for everything.) I liked “sagey”.
In the end I opted for Valspar Woodlawn Snow, mostly because I could get it at Lowe’s and I was too lazy to go the Sherwin Williams store.
Getting the help I needed
My studio intern, Tess, helped with the final mudding and priming of the walls and I finished painting them the next day.
Since we used particle board wood usually meant for sub-flooring for the walls instead of sheet rock, it meant taping and mudding the seams was harder due to irregularities in the wood. But with a coat of texture before painting, it turned out ok. It will definitely support heavier paintings!!
A studio is more than just the walls
Originally I wanted a pop of color in a dark corner, like a bright violet. But for my February open studio I envisioned the studio looking more like a ‘gallery’, so I decided what I needed was to diminish the visual chaos instead of add color.
The end of chaos.
I painted my beat up metal chest of drawers and a wall corner the darker Frappe color to visually unify the space. Instead of the greenish-grey I’d planned on, Frappe ended up being more a plain grey and the oil based color was a touch lighter. (Oil versions never quite match the water-based wall color.) Behind the cabinet, I hung a pegboard scrap, left from the original wall, for extension cords.
It may not be exactly what I envisioned. Still, I think it looks better than it did. What do you think?