I promised myself to try to ignore the temporary-ness of our home, and try to live here and make the most of it. I finally got the urge to pick up a few paint swatches.
I like the colour schemes that include greens, greys and blues, but didn't think the blues would go so well with what we already have. So, I used the same greens, kept our builder's beige and added a brown and rusty orangey red.
|Martha Stewart's - October Leaf, Cork Board, Honey Nougat, Sultana & Cornichon|
|Cornichon (It sure looks different from above, in the light from the flash)|
I try to imagine what it's like in paint naming departments:
Martha's Peon 1: "Uh so what do you want to call this one?"
Martha's Peon 2: "Green."
MP2: "It looks like a pickle."
MP1: "Pickle? She has enough trouble with her reputation she doesn't nee.... "
MP2: "Some sort of fancy pickle? A French pickle?"
MP1: "Sigh.. googling fancy French pickle. Uh.. cornichon?"
MP2: "There we go. That'll do."
And the result:
|with cat and gymnast, of course.|
Love it. It's really a great green. I had to return to the store to get a little more paint to finish the second coat. While I was there, I made the spontaneous decision to buy a gallon of "Sultana" as well.
Love how that turned out too.
I think I've had enough painting for a few weeks, but I don't think I'm done, yet. Mwahahaha! (Sorry Dave)