II Chronicles 7:14

If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.

Friday, September 14, 2007

You know you're a hick when you...

go to "town" for more paint with no make up on, hair in pig tails, wearing a shirt with about 10 holes in it, shorts that have bleach splattered all over them and nasty, old tennis shoes w/o socks. Matt was worried about going into the store the way he looked (old t-shirt & shorts) until he looked over at me. seriously!

Anyway, let me just pass on a tip I learned tonight to you all. When you get ready to paint something---Always buy your paint at Wal-Mart! (unless your super-rich and then it doesn't really matter). For some nutty reason, I thought I had to go to Benjamin Moore for my paint since they are the ones who make the Pottery Barn colors. $105 later (for 3 gallons) I remembered that Wal-Mart can reproduce any color you want. So...instead of buying my Santorini Blue and Branchport Brown from Benjamin Moore...I went by Wal-Mart and sure enough. All they had to do was type into their computer those paint names and it came up "Benjamin Moore Classic Color Santorini Blue" with the exact codes that were on the paint sample card thingy. Then they just select what kind of paint (eggshell, satin, gloss, flat) and then interior or exterior and ka-boom---it formulates the mixture. After the guy got them all mixed up, I dipped my finger in the paint and smeared it on the little paint card from Benjamin Moore and when it dried...it had completley disappeared...meaning they were able to match it up EXACTLY. And the best part...Wal-Mart's paint is only $12/gallon compared to $35/gallon at B.M. Wow! Sure wish I'd remembered that a couple of days ago though. Oh well. Anyway, as you can tell, I've been painting like crazy for the past several days. I am just about finished with the gold color and now I am going to begin with my blue and brown (in the master bedroom and bath). I will post pics when it's all done.

Next up is Brooklyn's room. She's had the same bedding/decor for the past almost 4 years....light pink & green.....and she's ready to move onto some bolder more "big-girl" colors. There is a rug that Pottery Barn sells that I love. I can't afford to buy it seeing as how it is like $500 bucks...BUT...I think I am going to try to duplicate the colors/pattern onto one of her walls. I'll post a pic of it so you can see what I mean. We are going to do kind of a retro, funky girly look in her room. Lots of swirls and paisleys and bold color. Brown, Dark Pink, Orange, Cream, Dark Purple, Turquiose, Lime Green...that sort of thing. I am on the hunt for the perfect comfortor/quilt for her room now...so if anyone sees anything---let me know!

Oh by the way, I got some cute shoes for B. at Dillards yesterday. They had them marked down to 75% off...so they were a steal!

okay, so after I took the picture of the shoes...I was laying in Brooklyn's floor with the camera in my hand....so....I decided to show you all just how goofy I really look! In my "right mind" I probably wouldn't share such a gross picture...but since it is 12:43 am and I've been sniffing paint for 3 hours straight-Plus-I am beyond tired, past exhausted and entering into delirous....I will post it anyway!

Okay..goodnight! I have a BIG day of painting ahead of me tomorrow! Better get a couple of hours of sleep!
Oh ya, one more thing. This is the rug I was talking about. (The brown one).


Kate said...

thanks for the tip on the paint. I avoid WalMart at all costs, but thay may prove a worthwhile trip.

cute rug too - love the colors!

Amos said...

That is one thing I would tend to disagree about buying paint is at Walmart. It takes like 15 coats, or so it seemed during our rental days to get it all covered. But I am hoping that maybe they changed their paint and you will prove me wrong. When painting our rentals for years I thought their paint sucked. But hey, it's cool they can match the color. I am a Lowe's woman all the way. American Tradition and Olympic baby, still at 21 a gallon, but it's the only gallon I ever have to buy. Love all the cool stuff you got. And I can't wait to see how beautiful your house will be!

Oh and I am really a hick then because when we were painting rental stuff and generally when we paint or do a big project, what is the point of dressing any less than hickish. That would require too much work to change. Haha!