A lick of paint

Dane, our painter has been in the house for a week now.. I stopped in at 3 pm to check progress and he and his guys were gone already – which was bittersweet.  I would like to see them work a full day, but it was nice to have the house to myself to take it all in, in the gorgeous late afternoon sun.  It’s been a brilliantly beautiful sunny day again here in Jordan Station.

This morning when i stopped and first saw the colour he was cutting into the ceiling.. i gulped and thought… oh no! it’s way too dark!  But i have seen this colour on walls many times in our condos we’re building.. and i knew it was just my mind and the wet paint playing tricks on me.   Funny thing.. the photos also make the colour look darker.. you’ll have to trust me.. or just come visit!

It’s actually quite light.. and very soft.  On the chip it looks more Greigy.. but here on the walls in these photos it looks more cool grey.  Interesting..  The colour is Benjamin Moore CSP-95 Sea Salt.  Trim is Ben Moore AF-15 Steam.. he is also going to paint the trim all around the front door black to make it stand out more as a grand piece. (his words, imagine them with a British accent)

No, i did NOT go with Cloud White. 🙂  I find Cloud white kind of a dirty, yellowy white.  Steam is quite lovely, and goes great with the “alltherage” Greige colours like Sea Salt, Revere Pewter.. I wanted something a little lighter and a bit different than Revere Pewter on the walls, even though I’m drawn to Revere Pewter and it’s chameleon character.  When Dane introduced me to Sea Salt, one of his new faves in Ben Moore’s new lineup – i knew it was THE ONE.  (VERY different from Sherwin William’s Seasalt which has a blueish tinge)

Our kitchen cabinets will also be Steam, and the bathroom vanities are BM Gothic Arch CSP-80.  ( a darker shade than the walls in the bathrooms which are Cathedral Grey CSP-205.  The Island colour is very dark… Double Espresso.. i can’t WAIT to see it with the granite.


He talked me into painting the bathroom ceiling and trim all the same colour as the walls in the powder room, and I was dubious at first, but now seeing it, I quite like it.

I’m getting quite excited to see it finished.  There’s another 2 days of painting early next week, then hopefully flooring will start.. I have it booked for 10 days from now, but the painter is now ahead, so praying for an opening so we can get back some of our lost days.

In the meantime… dinner is going in the oven…



Published by billandamyskitchen

Bill (Guillermo 'cause he likes pretending he knows Spanish) and I (Amy) have been married since Sept 2005. We live in Southern Ontario, Canada - Niagara Peninsula in fact, smack dab between 2 of the Great Lakes. We love God, our family, our church family, and making each other laugh. (ergo the profile pic, he decided to make our photographer laugh by throwing a leg up on me just before the shutter clicked, which made ME laugh) When we married, I told Bill: "I don't know how to cook" but he had faith in me. So 15 years later, I'm still learning, and having fun. I've never (in my whole life) cooked a whole bird, chicken, turkey or otherwise. I've never roasted a beef, other than in a crockpot on low for 8 hrs. I like trying to find healthy & easy recipes and then I rarely follow them. I don't enjoy recipes that take hours or intricate steps. I have a special fondness for the Podleski sisters, writers/creators of the Looney Spoons, Crazy Plates and Yum/Yummer cookbooks. In 2018 we suddenly decided to rip our small house apart from stem to stern, moving out for 4.5 months while the house was demolished inside and out, and then rebuilt with an addition. If you go back in the archives to July-Dec 2018 you can follow that story. It's made our house open and so much more conducive to entertaining, small groups and large. It's given us the kitchen I've dreamed of to create and learn in. We feel incredibly blessed to be able to write about our journey, our faith in God and some fun recipes along the way. Thanks for joining us.

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    1. Oh it’s so yummy!! I should make it for you sometime. Ground turkey, some spices, pear, celery, carrots, onion, pomegranate seeds.. cheese.. every time I make it it’s different. Sometimes it has apple and ground sausage. One of my favourite easy fall recipes. You hollow out and bake the halves squash first, while the rest is cooked up in a frypan. Then turn the squash over, fill and put back in oven to bake a bit. One of the only ways I like squash, and we both love it!


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