We’re really happy with the fresh, cool air from Trane central A/C, but the weird thing about it is the Honeywell thermostat. Our old thermostat died the second night, and after we replaced it with a new one – the system is still way too smart for us as we prefer the simple system that can be simply turned off and on. These smart thermostats seem to have a mind of their own, and won’t turn on when we want them to, and won’t turn off when we want them to. We’re still figuring out.
Mommy said this table and the chairs are not to be touched by me and daddy… :p ใช้เสร็จมามี้ต้องเช็ดๆๆๆทุกมื้อ…ยังงี้นั่งโต๊ะ Crate & Barrel กับเก้าอี้ Ikea เหมือนเดิม ดีกว่ามั๊ย?
One annoying thing about Restoration Hardware is that…despite their high price tags, the colors of the chairs don’t match exactly. We bought the chairs in 3 batches, and the colors don’t match at all!!! So now we have 3 distinct colors for 6 chairs, if we look closely enough. Mommy and daddy still can’t help wondering whether they delivered the wrong color – dark oak instead of weathered oak…
The Elephant Pink color looks great here, kind of like pale strawberry milkshake, but because this room gets so much sunlight, at certain times of the day the eggshell finish gives a glowing aura…too bright and fluorescent. So we learned two lessons – 1. Don’t use the eggshell finish if the room gets so much sunlight. Otherwise, the color will look really off. Instead, use a matte finish. 2. Use 2 coats of painting, despite the advertisement that the brand needs only one coat. You’ll always miss some spots and the uneven painting makes the pink color looks purplish.
To fix these problems, we bought the matte samples to paint one side of the wall gray to subdue the brightness and reflectivity of the pink paint (and we think pink and gray go well together). Then, we applied matte Pink Cloud paint all over the rest. So much work for daddy, but the result couldn’t be more perfect. =)