|Hector and Jose, showing off the lighting fast taping skills.|
|Eli the BuJew|
|One wall already done!|
|Eli's watchful eye.|
It seemed like some major progress was happening by mid-morning, so I left the crew and departed for work. I came home to some glamour in the second bedroom, which I've overemphasized, with Trojan, the horse.
I could eat this room with a spoon, and am already having visions of bright white bookcases, and zebra rugs.
Fast forward to the morning, I didn't stick around to greet the Merry Men, and skipped off to work, so excited for what tonight would bring: another reveal! Fast forward again to 15 min ago. I'm at the door, fumbling with my keys, come on, I bound inside.
It's the wrong color.
The hallway, is blue, which would be fine, if I had indicated I had wanted it to be blue, but no, I had not. I had indicated Nimbus, which is gray. I had painted maybe five or fifteen of swatches of Nimbus throughout the apartment, all over the hallway, living room, and master bathroom. The swatches in the living room and master bathroom had not yet been painted blue, good thing, because it was a spot check for my sanity that these were two totally different colors.
Ok, calm down, time for some detective work. I had found this site, ColorCharts.org a while back when I was looking to match some Behr colors to Benjamin Moore colors. I looked up Nimbus, and two results for Benjamin Moore came up.
Nimbus Gray, and Nimbus. And therein lies the rub. It was not Nimbus, but Nimbus Gray having an little soirée on my hallway walls.
The Merry Men had also painted one of the sets of hallway doors. Sadly there turned out to be a wide gap between my imagination picture of those doors, and the reality that stood before me.
They're football referees. The stripe is way too thick, and we might want to go with a charcoal gray instead of a true black, to tone down that foul. In any event, the painting of the doors is stopping until we get a few other details squared away, like painting the right color on the walls.
I called Eli and broke the news, and as expected he was super professional and is on the case. All will be right with the world / hallway in a few days time.