Grey is the new green

Christmas eve, Perl and I went to Santa Cruz. We walked a couple miles along the sea shore, did sprints on the beach, and drove with the top down. A perfect way to spend the day before Christmas.

It was all fun and games until I couldn’t get the top back up. The weather was warm enough for driving around the boardwalk, but not for the highway. I did manage to get it to close, but not without being very nervous for a while.

I really used Perl’s trip to the beach as an excuse to drive forty miles to get zero VOC paint from Green Space, and to look for ideas of how to remodel my bathroom. I know. I haven’t even shown you finished pictures of the kitchen yet. I will. Eventually.

Perl didn’t want the green color of my bedroom to go, so she had a sit-in in the closet. I finally convinced her that we had lived with this color for three years and it is time for a change. But she begged and asked, Why grey?

Well the rest of the house is grey.

But it is so boring.

Yes, but I want to print out some of my photos and display them and I don’t want the wall color to be the main focus of the room.

Grey? Really? Couldn’t you do something else?

I didn’t want beige.

But why grey?

Because it goes with everything. I’m sick of having to pick new bedspreads by bringing paint chips to the store. Nothing went with that green.

It took a couple coats to get rid of the green. But now my bedroom is grey with white trim. I’ll do the electrical outlets during the daylight.

And then I have to fill my closet again. I had a lot of stuff in that closet. Hopefully I’ll have less soon.

I do kind of miss the green.


One response to this post.

  1. If grey goes with everything, then grey bedspreads would have worked with green walls.


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