Friday, October 9, 2009

note to self

OK, so they tell you all about keeping files of things you like when you're going to be building a home, redecorating, etc., but here's something I haven't actually seen written down:

Keep a file listing everything you actually chose. Colours, model numbers, brands, etc.

Why? you may ask. Because you will forget. And then you will have a hard time figuring it all out again.

Case in point: What colour are the interior walls here? Right! Moonrise. Somebody's been paying attention. The only problem is that when I went to check which paint company the paint came from, the only "moonrise" I could find is "Monet's Moonrise". . . . and that's not what I chose, originally.

Then, there's the question of wood stain. Tom builder was given my copy of the colour chart, with the appropriate stains circled and identified. He's the one who now needs to know [again] what the stains were! Sorry Tom. Call your painter. I hope he's got it written down, because all I can give you is a guess!

So - for future reference, the interior paint (as far as I know) was Behr's Moonrise, and the stain colours are - I think. . . - Dark Walnut (windows and doors), Jacobean (shelves) and Cherry (floor). The bathroom wainscotting started out as ebony, overlaid with 'special' walnut - which effectively yields the Jacobean.


Oh, and speaking of wood in the bathroom, it appears that wood toilet seats are now just about impossible to find. But that's another story, for another day.

1 comment:

queenie said...

OK - bathroom grout is "Silver Bullet" (in the masterbath, that is - sorry, no idea on the dark gray in the other baths) and it appears that the windows are not dark walnut - nor 'special' walnut - and the one window that was replaced is now a different colour than all the other windows. . . . does that mean it's wrong? Or just "different"?

sheesh. . . .