Hey, ya’ll! I’ve been writing this blog for a while now and so far, I’m enjoying the process. I get to put all the décor topics and ideas I love out there for everyone to read. But, writing for me, has to happen out of interest. I have to be excited about the topic. It’s hard for me to write about something that doesn’t get me going. At the end of each entry I introduce the topic for the next post. I may feel really jazzed about the subject at the time, but when blog day rolls around again and it’s time to write, occasionally I change my mind. Like this week for example. I introduced Outdoor Living Spaces as my topic and I’m just not feeling it, folks.
With all the changes going on at Unique Painting KC this week I’m feeling a bit nostalgic. I’ve been thinking about how and why this blog started, what inspires me to write, and what direction I’d like to go with this blog.
When I started working at Unique Painting KC, Chad and I were always trying to think of new content for social media. We were also brainstorming about ways to make my name and services known. I have always liked to write, and I L O V E color, so Favorite Color Friday was born, which eventually turned into Color Me Friday. The plan was to pick a color from either the Sherwin Williams or Benjamin Moore deck every Friday and write a short review about the color and give an example of how the color could be used in or on your home. The short reviews got longer and longer. Trends showed that people don’t want to take the time to read more than a paragraph when scrolling through Facebook. So, a blog seemed like the natural progression, and since blogging became a thing it was always something I wanted to try. Bonus!
My love of color inspired me to write those Color Me Friday reviews. It was a great way for me to keep up on color trends and talk about the colors we were actually using inside and on the exterior of our client’s homes. Introducing a different color each week was also a way to give folks that were contemplating a project a look at a color they may not have otherwise considered. The color inspired me to write the post and the post served as an inspiration to others…hopefully…at least that was the idea.
I mentioned earlier that we’ve had some big changes at Unique Painting KC, this week. As I’m sure you’ve seen in our video or posts the last couple of days, we are expanding the business. We’ve added another crew and I will be taking a leadership role in that crew. I’ll still be doing the design work I’ve always done, and this blog is part of that. The vision I have for this blog going forward is a little more colorful. I’ll incorporate more color reviews and highlight color combinations for interior and exterior projects. Today, I thought I’d dig through those old Color Me Friday posts and share one of my favorites with you, fitting for this time of year.
This one is from early spring last year. I have always loved blue porch ceilings.
Don’t forget the ceiling!!
Long ago, in the south, people would paint their porch ceilings a light blue-green to ward off evil spirits. On the east coast during the Victorian era, folks would paint their porch ceiling light blue because it matched the sky and it would offer the illusion of extended daylight after the sun started to set. Blue ceilings also are said to trick insects into thinking the ceiling is actually the sky so they will build their nests elsewhere. My color choice for this week is Benjamin Moore’s Blue Allure-771. This is a light ‘haint” (haints are what southerners called the evil spirits threatening their tranquility) blue that would accent any exterior porch ceiling perfectly, and send the mud daubers to your neighbor’s house.
Thanks for checking in today. As for all the changes going on at Unique Painting KC, I’m beyond excited and grateful for the new experiences and challenges heading my way. I know there will be many and I’ll be sharing them with you. Stay tuned…