Thursday, March 4, 2010
PAINT IT BLACK
Trim is the new black, in my house today. I have to say that I have held very firm on this for the last three years, nipping all discussions with my Chief Financial Officer aka, my husband Bob, in the bud, before they could bloom; if you know what I mean?
The painter started on the wood trim, and I was up at the cottage, caught unaware; out of the blue, and into the black.
Bob was never keen on the black; but he's colour blind, so why would I ever let him loose with a fan deck? He fell in love with me, the day I was wearing a dress he thought was hideous. It was a shift, with a red ground, and green, blue, and white, flowers in a small print. Alright, I agree, it sounds hideous in description, although it really wasn't that bad; but I digress.
My photos didn't turn out well, most were out too dark, to post.
The trim and door paint is Sherwin Williams, Black Magic. I originally chose Farrow & Ball, Off Black; but there was a little misunderstanding,and I was informed that I couldn't use an oil based paint, so I went to a Sherwin Williams, latex based paint for the trim. As it turns out, the Sherwin Williams paint, the painter bought is oil based. Apparently, we can still buy oil base paint, until next year, when they will be off the market.
This so far, is the only non "green" product we have in our house!
The painter has sprayed on the first coat, and is sanding before spraying the second
I'm very happy with the painter. He is doing such a great job, and I'm so impressed with everything he has done, to date.
I'll add more pictures, of the trim, as the painting progresses.