Thursday, July 5, 2007
I spent my 4th of July holiday painting my dining room. I was thinking rest and relaxation but I decided that Home Depot with the rest of Long Beach would be much better. I picked Sandcastle for the color. I like it, I think. First I did, then I didn't. Now I'm not too sure. I should have gotten flat but i got semi-gloss instead. I thought it might look nice when we install the light fixtures we have yet to find. I don't know. It does look nice up against the repaired door.
Also bought some hardware that I need to take back. I went big and it was a little too big. I bought this beautiful Baldwin set. I paid $180 for it (good thing it don't fit) I saw the same exact set at a local hardware store for $499. w/out tax and I would have had to pay shipping. Not even in stock for that price. It was a real eye opener as to what a "neighborhood" hardware store is all about. Its too bad. You try and support the little guy but in the end are the prices higher because they get a crappy deal? Or is it because they are cashing in on the home restoration movement and just trying to jack us?
On a more exciting note I heard from our painter, he is going to start by the end of the week. Got any suggestions on colors?