That said, I could NOT hang it on a blank, blah, wall. It motivated me to stop procrastinating and paint the darn thing! With hints from my hubby, it only took me 2 days to choose the paint color and have it finished... he came home one night to it's surprise color.... DEEP, DARK Eggplant purple. He loves it! I knew he would, since it's his all-time favorite color.