From the blue bar at Halfway There Coffee

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! for checking out my new website. And welcome to the blue bar in Halfway There.

I first saw this room about a year ago. And when I saw how much light this room gets, I immediately decided that this is going to be MY room. The painstaking migration that follow sue, from New York to Philadelphia, has been full of self-doubts and anxiety (and the whole COVID thing surely didn’t help). It really has been a heck of adjustment getting used to this new city and the new “normal”. But one thing has been clear to me from the get-go: I want this room to be full of light, full of plants, and walls of a textural and elegant, deep, deep blue. And of course, a space where I can relax, and brew coffee, and listen to music, and never go to sleep. Now, with the publication of this website, this room is officially, the head quarter of Halfway There Coffee. (insert real fireworks) There’s a lot of exciting things to come, and I can’t wait to share with you all. A few different ways to share a good cup of coffee, lots and lots of delicious offerings from many fantastic coffee roasters. So please, stay tuned!!! Now as a bonus for this “grand opening”, I’m going to share some of the tricks to get this walls around me looking so SEXY!

decide your color palette, cohesion is the key

First, decide your color palette. Let you mind get creative and imaginative. Do whatever you want! Do a black on black theme. Throw some metallic copper paint in there. Go nuts! However, I do find cohesion is the key here. So maybe no more than three colors, or you can have two very contrast colors as your primary colors, plus 1 or 2 colors that just a few shades off from one of your primary colors. And on the side note, think about what the colors you chose can add to the function of the space. If it’s for your home office, do you want the space to be loud and really popping? Or do you prefer a more calming vibe when you work? When it comes time for you to pick out the paint, make sure you do some research on the brands and types of paints you’re picking out. Stay away from shiny and glossy finishes though. As a matter of fact, I would recommend using matte or eggshell finish on your base color, and use flat for your accent colors.

Don’t get too eager to start, use a roller to apply your base color can make sure you have a more even canvas

Use a roller to apply your base color can make sure you have a more even canvas. brushes are not only time consuming, it also leaves “strokes”, which will disrupt the depth of field you’re trying to create later. Don’t get too eager to start, either. Take your time and tape the footboard and door frames with masking tapes, and wait till the paint is completely dry before you proceed to the next step. To create this “patching” effect, using a sponge for the application is really important. If you have a natural sponge, the result will look more organic; don’t stress if you don’t, you can use a pair of scissors to nibble at a regular sponge to get that corroded texture. you might also want to tear a thumb size piece of sponge to cover corners where walls meet, because sometimes the sponge might bleed more paint than you would like when you try to jam it at the corner.

Turn your wrist to a different direction every time so you don’t get that repetitive pattern, try using different levels of force to get different saturations.

Next is the fun part, put on your most happy music and let it flow. Turn your wrist to a different direction every time so you don’t get that repetitive pattern, try using different levels of force to get different saturations. It is better if you do it section by section instead of the entire room in one go. You want to wait till the paint is almost about to dry out, and use a sturdy and dry brush to “score” the wall. Then there you have it! It’s a very random topic for a barista to give, on the platform where he’s trying to sell coffee. But I think this is some very important information. So no regrets. Once again, thank you so much for visiting. I promise, I will have some regular coffee stuff to talk about. And I will for sure share some simple tricks about how to brew an excellent cup of coffee with Nitro Flushed coffee pouches. It’s not a conspiracy! XXOO, Chandler



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