Saturday, January 13, 2007

Pumpkin Butter

Whew! I have had such a long day! I decided to paint my diningroom. I am going to spare you the "before" pics, only because I forgot to take them. *grin* Aren't you glad?

Clearly, I wasn't thinking "clearly" when I made this decision. I stopped by the Home Depot Friday night and picked up the paint. Isn't it amazing how you can have the exact color you want in your mind, but when you get the wall of color, all of them make the one you want fuzzy? I stood there at all the samples and got aggravated. How can there be so many shades of paint? Why are they doing this to me? I know I am burning more brain cells than necessary by having to choose a color. Finally, I narrow it down to two different colors. I mean they are different. One is a Light Cocoa the other is called pumpkin butter. Pumpkin Butter? The Pumpkin Butter was not in the running before I ventured out to make a purchase. I did find out that it is one of the best sellers, according to the young man at the counter. I guess I do have good taste. *blushing* I wanted to start painting as soon as I got home, but I knew I should wait until morning.


Morning came and so did a lot of reasons not to get started painting. I had so much to do, along with "fighting off" the "lazys." It was such a beautiful day, I took Nathan outside to play. That little booger ran away from me and into the neighbor's yard. He thought it was hilarious. Soon after, I tried to take him inside. Needless to say, he pitched a fit!

The paint in the can was still and silent waiting to be stirred. I was afraid to lift the lid and spread such a bold color on my walls. I had put it off long enough. I plunged the roller in the pool of liquid and started rolling. Upon the first stroke, I was not certain this was a color I could eat with. After a few more, there was no turning back. After all, I paid $21 and something for this can of paint and it was going to be used for something! After completing one section I decided I like it.....for now.

I am far from finished, but it's a start. I hope to be engulfed in color by Monday evening. I am not looking forward to the trim work, but it comes with the territory. Pictures may come soon, depending on my skills!

9 comments:

shortybear said...

I am looking forward to seeing your work of art my friend, curious to see what pumpkin butter looks like on a wall, lol love you sweety.

sara said...

you know we need pictures. Come on now.

Beth said...

Oooohhhh...I like the sound of "pumpkin butter". Can't wait to hear how it turned out!

lady of value said...

Pumkin butter!! Yum! I bet your dining room looks so good. I agree, we need pictures!! I have not figured out how to insert pics yet on a blog. *sigh* What color are ya doing the trim?

Unashamed said...

Oh! That's cool! I just picked out some colours myself - I have a friend who works for Benjamin Moore and she brought over her colour wheel with a bazillion paint chips to choose from. Then you can put it up against your wall and furniture and see how it looks. Still, I think I might like to eat some pumkin butter!

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