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!
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!