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Mt. Shasta, from I-5 as we drove north to Oregon, April 2017

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Dither

I've had the paint chips  for choosing the color for the dining room for months.  I really thought I had chosen the right color, a light blue, so when I went to the paint store I skipped buying a test sample.

I like to do the cut in first.  Over two days I spent about nine hours edging the windows and baseboard. The more I painted, the more unsure I became about my choice.  I  got about half way around the ceiling edge when I finally conceded it was not the right color!

I dithered.  I slept on it.  I got up this morning and really didn't want to look.  But I did, and agreed with myself that it was just the wrong color!

It's a pretty color.  But not for that room.

It's the kind of blue that makes me want to paint big fluffy white clouds or a rainbow across the high wall!

 It would be perfect for a baby boy's room, but not for a very large formal dining room.

So it was off to the paint store to try again.

I got two sample colors.  One is a sunny golden yellow called "full moon," and the other a greenish, grayish bluish color called "dewy."

Full moon is as out of place as the baby blue.  It also does not seem to cover the cut-in that I have already done, and would require at least two coats over the blue.

Dewy is a more dignified color.  It is closer to the color I wanted in the first place.  It seems to work well with the tile in the kitchen, although they are very separate rooms, I think you should have a visual relationship between them.  Dewy also covers the blue quite nicely and it will be very easy to redo the cut in work.

Dewy wins.  I think Craig will agree, but I want him to look at it before I go buy more paint.


On a completely different subject:

I get an email from the local freecycle group every day.  I always look to see what people are giving away, and have used it to get rid of a few things myself.  I often have to remind myself that I don't need anymore stuff!

But yesterday someone was offering a "large laptop case."  I didn't get a case when we bought my 17" MacPro so I do need one.  Usually when the listing is something good, it is snatched up quickly.  This time I was first.  I picked it up on the way to town this morning, and all I can say is WOW!

This is one like it.  Black, all leather with padding and pockets galore. It is like new. The web price is $71.99

I got it free!

It's necessary stuff.  My laptop will need a case in the RV!

8 comments:

  1. As soon as you started describing the colors I thought "DEWY"!! Hope we see some pictures. What a great find on the laptop case...congrats.

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  2. Looking forward to seeing the dining room in the Dewy. I have a laptop case I never use, but if I ever need it, I've got it:)

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  3. I've never tried freecycle before..have to take a look!

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  4. Dewy lost in '48, so it's about time for a win somewhere...

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  5. I had forgotten about freecycle. What a great find. Good luck with the painting!

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  6. That's really a big job, Painting! I really should paint too, especially the ceilings, but that will have to wait. Great find on the case.

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  7. sorry to hear that all that painting needs to be covered up with a new colour!..dang it!
    Nice work on the free computer bag!

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