Farrow and Ballers

I know I've been a little MIA this week, but it's been a busy one.  We've been up to our necks in wedding planning.  Who knew this would be so intense???  We've made some big decisions (We both know exactly what we want, so it's easy.) and we'll be starting to book our vendors soon.  Woo hoo!  I've also been a little under the weather, so we've been trying to get lots of rest and taking care of ourselves.

On the home front, we've been plugging along with the Style Cure and have finally painted the hallway.  As I mentioned in a previous post, we used Farrow and Ball's Elephant's Breath and we're already thrilled with our investment.

The paint was so easy to apply and the coverage was excellent!  When we made mistakes, (I made tons!) the paint just wiped away with a damp cloth and, perhaps the most noticeable characteristic of F&B paints, there was no sickening paint smell! 

Here's what our hallway looked like before:

Okay, that's more of a "during" picture, but we had to scrape all chipped paint from the baseboards before we could paint them again.  You can see all our test paint on the walls.

Here's a picture I took before bed after completing the first coat:

It's still in need of some touching up around the door trim, since I have not yet figured out how to handle the wonky walls in our new/old house but it's a huge improvement already!  The door itself, is another story (Who noticed it was hung upside down?) and it is on our list of things to replace.

And here's our hallway after the second coat.  Our walls still aren't perfect, (The house is 87 years old, so we don't expect them to be.) but the Farrow and Ball paint is much more forgiving of the minor imperfections.

The colour is fabulous: warm and rich with tons of depth!  We also love the Modern Emulsion finish, which is slightly shinier than the Estate Emulsion test pot we tried, but still matte.

We also notice that the pigments are so rich that the colour truly changes depending on the light.  Sometimes blue, sometimes green and other times a pinkish grey.  It's interesting and understated and the fact that the colour is difficult to pin down, makes it feel even more sophisticated.

One step closer!
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