Yesterday afternoon was entirely too humid a day to begin this project, but I wanted to take advantage of my day off by at least starting it. Off and on for about four hours--breaking only for iced tea, lemonade, a chocolate brownie (thank you, Mom), and a zucchini-Parmesan omelet (thank you, Dad)--I finished most of the first coat. This shade is "Rally Green" by Sherwin Williams, and even after so much painting, I'm finding it hard to describe to my mom. "Kind of a springy green with some aqua in it? More vivid or a deeper shade than old jadeite dishes, but kind of like that?!" Then the light changes, and the color above becomes more like this, ↓
and what I had almost wanted to describe as looking tropical now seems more workaday vintage green. I like the color, in any case, and am about to begin round two of the painting. I'm still so surprised that our apartment's building manager has given us permission to paint at all, I almost couldn't help but be delighted to see just about any color on the walls. :) I actually love the whole barely-there shades of white and pink and pale-pastels-in-general in shabby chic decorating and did my bedroom in my first all-to-myself apartment in 2002 in the softest pink, and if we had more room here, I'd likely decorate a guest room or something that way again. For now, though, and in the little space we have--our entire apartment is only 542 square feet--I like the rainbow of bolder colors we have here. More iced tea, then, and back to my springy/tropical/ jadeite/etc.-covered paintbrush.