After nearly a year of just waiting, I figured it was probably time for me to give the vintage bookcase I scored off of Craigslist last summer some attention. Now, don’t get me wrong, last summer, I had stripped the paint off of it, primed it, and cut new shelves. So, it’s not like I hadn’t done any work on it. I think my biggest hold-up with re: to moving forward was actually choosing what colors I wanted to paint it. I really like the look of this particular piece, very unique lines, so I figured I’d probably want to keep it. Hence the reason why the color decision was such a struggle.
I am happy to report that I finally made up my mind a few days ago (after a trip to the local ACE Hardware store). I had been thinking about possibly branching away from my traditional green. In fact, I even bought a quart of a different gray, just in case I wanted to go in that direction. Needless to say, the green just kept calling me back. Now, as I believe I mentioned in a previous post, I really wanted to do the outside of the bookcase one color and the inside a different color. With my green as one of the colors, I was now on the hunt for a color that I’d like to have paired with it.
Quite some time ago, I got a quart of FREE paint from the local ACE Hardware store. The color I ended up with (mind you, I was able to choose my color) ended up being not quite was I was looking for. So, I’ve only used the paint for one project, my wooden tool box. While recently watching some episodes of Rehab Addict, Nicole mentioned taking some of her paint to get re-tinted. What a novel idea! I just wanted an orange that looked more orange…that’s all. So, I looked up re-tinting online and figured I’d give it a shot. So, I loaded up my paint, took a sample of the color I actually wanted, and headed to the local ACE Hardware store. The person in the paint department was incredibly helpful and after a good shaking, scanning my desired orange, adding a bit of orange, adding a bit of yellow, and plenty of shaking, I got my orange.
Believe it or not, I have a feeling that the finished product will look quite similar to the bookcase I started with! Guess that’s just the way it goes some times. And, as they say, progress is progress. Here’s to moving forward!