so do you remember, way back when, me saying i was going to paint our vestibule gingham? it's finally happened. there was a lot of thinking and researching and painting and repainting. and after, um, ten coats of paint i think we've got it, and more importantly, i think we LOVE it. we are toying with the idea of taking the almost black down to the light grey, to be actual gingham, but i'm not sure. thoughts?
also, fucking gingham painted walls. i cannot tell you what a hassle they were. i mean, seriously. at first i was certain that one made such a pattern by adding glaze to half of your paint and then subtly layer one coat over the next. boy was that WRONG. it turns out that if you use glaze you get this horrible consistency that shows every last brush stroke. it took four coats of the glazed black paint to start looking decent, and at that point it was no longer a glaze. it was a straight up solid - waste of time.
but then, it was magic, while eating with our friends (at their new and beyond wonderful eating establishment, bell street farm, in los alamos) one of them let me in on a little secret. a little secret that made me want to bang my head on the most perfect farm house table. that layering technique is really just a third, or in our case fourth, color. so simple, so smart, so easy. i'm such an idiot.