More Painting and Deciding on the Right Paint Colour

So last week I continued painting the trims and doors to the toilet and bathroom in British Paints H2O Enamel Semi Gloss White. There was a lot of sanding off old paint.  Yes, it was blizzarding in our house last week. But the results were worth it. 


I also repainted the linen cupboard door and trim.  And I replaced the linen cupboard door handle with a vintage backplate and handle I got a while back. I love old door handles. 


This week I have been redoing the board and batten in the entryway. I've sanded and spackled all the nail holes and caulked all the boards (something I neglected in my rush the first time round). Then I sanded again and applied 2 coats of British Paints H2O Enamel Semi Gloss White to match the trim I have been doing throughout the hall. 


And I must say it looks perfect! So much better than my original attempt. I'm taking my time, sanding all the little bumps, and rollering with precision so I don't get patching areas.


I've also been testing out a few new wall colours. I had my heart set on Dulux Raw Cotton Quarter for a while now, but after buying a sample pot and applying it to the wall, it was warmer than the Hogs Bristle Quarter, but still too dark on the wall. I really wanted a lighter creamier shade.

This morning I've picked up a sample pot of Taubmans Crumb Cookie, which is a lot lighter. It is hard to tell from the photo, but on the left wall is the Crumb Cookie colour, in the middle hall is the Hogs Bristle Quarter, and on the right wall is what I thought was Hogs Bristle Quarter but it is a totally different colour to the rest of the walls.


You really have to see the walls during the day on a sunny day, and a dreary day, and at night, and in the morning, and at every angle to determine if you like the colour. But I am liking the Crumb Cookie so far. Decisions, decisions. :)