Ah, Divine Wine!

Does it ever end? Seriously, it seems that every weekend we do a bunch of work and think the place is done. Then we decide to try “one more thing” and that takes up an entire other weekend.

The “one more thing” last weekend was painting the top floor of our townhouse. After we moved in we painted the entire place but left the top floor as it was because a) it is the least used/least visible space, and b) it already had an accent wall in red that people seemed to like (in photos, at least).

But when the movers brought up the sleeper sofa, pinball machine, book cabinets and patio furniture (a dining table, 6 chairs, and a loveseat that we’ve placed on our roofdeck) they managed to make quite a few scuff marks on the stairwell walls.

Since Randy uses the office up there at least two days per week, he noticed the scuff marks more than I did and decided it should get painted. So, Saturday morning we looked at paint samples and originally thought we’d paint the bulk of it the same color as the rest of the place (crepe). But we wanted an accent wall, of course. In the end, we selected “divine wine.”

As you can imagine, it’s a bit bold.

VERY bold.

In fact, I suspect a lot of people are going to hate it. But we love it. I’ve always been fond of dark wall colors. And with this floor getting so much bright light from big windows and a sliding glass door, it works well. And it makes it feel nice and intimate at night. Perhaps it’ll make us use the space more now?

Though, we didn’t use it at all on Sunday, but that was mostly because we were so achy from painting and installing a new dining room light fixture on Saturday.

And now Randy is in Asia for the next week and a half and won’t even be able to enjoy it. So, I’ll post a pic here so he can be reminded while he’s away.


  1. Comment by Ed on November 10, 2009 2:55 pm

    I liked it better before 🙂

  2. Comment by Randy on November 11, 2009 3:55 am

    Ed, I like it better now. At least its a fresh clean paint on it.
    Although with dark wall color there are a few spots on the walls in the office that the people before us didnt patch holes so well and they show up. I might make it a little weekend project to fix those and sand them down more and then repaint that area. We shall see.
    WEll then again we could just get more art and cover it up!

    Made it to Japan .. still tired from the hard work and now jet lagging too! Oh well. 2 more business days and then weekend and flight to China. woo wee.

  3. Comment by Chris on November 11, 2009 11:46 am

    From the picture it does look a little dark and hides the shelves and artwork. I’d find a brighter piece of art to hang on that wall. I like it but I’ll postpone judgement until I see it in person. But I’m a fan of oddly-colored walls, so I may not be the best judge.

  4. Comment by Jeffrey on November 13, 2009 7:22 pm

    Who cares what people think of your color choices. Take it from me, the guy who sleeps in the lavender bedroom.

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