My family knows me well. Apparently, after I paint a piece of furniture; its only a matter of time before it ends up in the annual community garage sale. So when I painted the interior side of the living room hutch the bets were placed. I was in love the finished look of the previous all black hutch to a new white interior. It was all good in the hood. It was an easy paint transformation and I was content until …
my new, wool, blue and cream patterned rug arrived on my front porch. And, from that moment, I knew I would love the hutch more if the exterior was painted a different color. And, I set out to prove to my family that this piece of furniture was not going to be at the annual garage sale.
As soon as I purchased the blue and cream rug, I knew the black hutch was going to get a fresh coat of paint, but I waited until the rug arrived to play it safe. I know some of you can step outside your comfort zone and mix and match blacks and blues, but I am not that girl today. The hutch was already half painted (the cream interior) so it was already halfway done. And, the idea of only having to paint the exterior of the hutch made for an easy paint project for a rainy, Saturday afternoon.
A few years, we had our living room walls painted Revere Pewter. And, with new windows on the calendar for mid-June, I had a short window to pull the living room together. Thanks to a steady diet of Pinterest inspired paint colors, my paint choices were narrowed down to Chelsea Gray and Kendall Charcoal; both Benjamin Moore colors.Thank goodness I purchased sample sizes because I almost bought a gallon of the paint color I did not choose.
Chelsea vs Kendall Paint
And, I knew it was between two shades of gray. I made a little video below for you to see my “beta paint test.” It’s a “rough” video and very short. The winning color, if you didn’t catch it in the title, is listed at the end of the video. This is called blog security for the Millenial bloggers.
I love the Kendall Charcoal paint color against the Revere Pewter walls.
And it’s a nice contrast to the wool rug I found here.
And, the rug is still on sale.
Now comes the hard part of staging the interior of the living room hutch. Wide shots to follow soon!