September 10, 2012

Bookstore Makeover Post #4 – Paint

Filed under: Uncategorized — Jarek Steele @ 6:20 pm

For those of you who know Kris and me well enough, it will come as no surprise to you that we warmed up to the bookstore makeover by making the impulsive decision to rebuild the back porch stairway on our house using lumber we reclaimed from other parts of our deck.

It’s sort of like stretching out before the big marathon.

(and then I built a drawer cabinet and wheels for the bottom of a pantry for our kitchen)

Ok fine, we’re out of our minds and are incapable of relaxing on our days off.

But we did get the go ahead from our new friends at Paz & Associates to buy some paint.  We decided to go with Sherwin Williams because

a. we had a coupon and

b. my sister Julie works at their distribution center in Effingham, IL, so it’s not exactly local, but it does support my hometown.

As it stands now, the color scheme is “Saguaro,” “Camelback,” and “Sassy Green” with an accent wall for our new kids’ section of “Reflecting Pool.”  Our Sherwin Williams sales person found all of these names ridiculous and slightly obscene as did we, but the colors do look pretty great.

Now, if we can just make them look good on the walls…


  1. Some day, I want the job of naming paint. “Shakespeare”, “Suess”, “Louis Armstrong”, “Coltrane”, “L’Engle”, “McCaffrey”, “McCullough”….yeah. I want to name paint.

    Comment by Deb n Cats — September 11, 2012 @ 10:20 am | Reply

  2. Naming Paint is a good past time but not rally a Job it just takes imagation like CARDNEL RED,SKY BLUE ,ect. and so on it would be a fun thing to do but not really a job ,now creating these colors that is where the job begins try it sometime take some colored chalk start mixing colors togeather see what you get that is the diffacult part —-AL

    Comment by Allen Flagg — October 15, 2012 @ 5:20 pm | Reply

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