Wednesday, February 24, 2010

I know, I'm on a break, but I just had to show you the pretty oops paint I picked up at Lowes while I was choosing my paint color for the dining room,(which turned out to be white but more about that later).  I always check the marked down paint and for $1 I fell in love with this pretty greeny, bluish aqua. It looks great on this old chair and I think it might be a color I incorporate into the dining room and kitchen in small touches.
It is almost the color of the eggs our Aracauna chickens lay. The eggs look a lot more green in the photo but they really are a pretty good match in real life.
Pretty. 
I have the dining room painted now (with Earl's help) and it feels so good to have that done. One more major thing off my checklist.  It's white, that was a shocker for my family. My daughter Lauren laughed that she never thought she would see the day that I would paint a room white. I have to agree. But I just got tired of obsessing about the color.  Life is too short to worry endlessly about the right color and shade of a room. The way I see it, this soft milky white goes with everything and anything I will want to put in there. So far I like how bright and clean and fresh it looks. No regrets. Maybe it was time for me to give white a chance:>) 
Back to work, because really, I am on a blog break.  See you soon!
Oh, and here's a tip. Head on over to this lady's blog and say hello. She is celebrating her one year blogoversary with a couple great give-aways you won't want to miss:>)

34 comments:

  1. The nest with the eggs is so sweet and pretty. Love the colors!
    Karen
    Ladybug Creek

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  2. I LOVE that color! Good choice.

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  3. What a beautiful oops somebody made. I'm glad you snatched it up! I'm agreeing with you about the white or more neutral wall color. Working on my dining room too...I'm loving the more neutral background.

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  4. I love the color. So faint but oh so heavenly.

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  5. Good Afternoon Kathy.
    Your chair is beautiful. I really like the softness of the color.
    We have Rhode Island Reds, so our eggs are more of a cinnamon color. :o) Your eggs are beautiful! :o) Do your hens still lay regularly in the winter? We are only getting a couple here and there.
    Ok ... since you are on a break ... I will keep this short. snicker snicker.
    Sincerely ~ Tricia Anne

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  6. Hi Kathy
    Your oops! paint is a great color and looks good on the chair. It must be the time of year for wanting white. I just painted our TV room white. I can't even remember when we last had white walls! The walls have panelling and it was a dull creamy beige and the white really brightens it up.
    Hugs, Rhondi

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  7. I'm a regular at the Ooops counter ;-)

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  8. Oh I love the color you found. I do the same thing...check the marked down unwanted paints. I have a lot that I use in my crafts etc. Love it!! It looks wonderful on the chair.
    Can't wait to see your dining room!

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  9. Oops! It is just a beautiful color! I only see muddy greens and browns at our Oops counter....
    Miss you!
    Penny

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  10. Kathy, have I told you how exquisite your photos are, sugar?! If not, I'm telling you NOW. They ARE!
    xoxo,
    Connie

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  11. To catch up a bit... I love white and I don't think you can go wrong with it! And, I think it's great to be going back to school. I used to be a graphic designer (way back before computers and children) and it's a great career. The best of luck to you! ::Jill

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  12. what a gorgeous color...I never thought to check out lowes for reduced paint, I'm going to check out local store soon!

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  13. I love the color...a beautiful oops!

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  14. I'm loving the colour of your $1 paint find...it's spring-like and summery and will add a touch of that to the fall and winter months. Goregeous!!

    Can't wait to see some photos of the white walls and how you add other colour to complement!!

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  15. Good ideas I think! That color is sweet. I do want some of those Aracaunas!

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  16. Lovely color! I can't wait to get some chickens of my own :)

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  17. That nest on the chair screams Spring! It is a beautiful color..That pic should be made into a note card..really so sweet!

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  18. Kathy,
    What a lovely shade of white. Your photograph makes me want to paint Spring. I saw your gorgeous pillow on Penny's post today. It looks beautiful in her bedroom. Hope you are enjoying painting.
    Karen

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  19. How pretty the colors of spring, whew, needed to see something like that after all this snow! The chair color is beautiful, love the nest and eggs. Lovely pictures.

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  20. Someone else's "oops" was perfect for you--it even reminds me of an Easter egg! I love it. Can't wait to see your dining room! Great photos!

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  21. Lovely delicate colour. What a find

    Helen

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  22. What a fresh, spring shade Kathy!!! Divine!!

    Thanks for the link to my giveaway. You're a peach and I appreciate it!!

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  23. O, Kathy, I think you are going t LOVE your creamy white walls. You'll find that colors just pop against the background of white..I just know you will love it.
    Now, that oops paint is beautiful. Wonder why the people didn't like that color? It's GREAT, especially for spring.
    xo bj

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  24. SOS

    Please email me your chicken soup recipe.

    I'll love you forever!

    ;-)

    xo,
    Kim

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  25. I am dying here Kathy!!!!!! That paint on that chair is so cottage gorgeous, I cant stand it!! I love the picture with the bird nest!! You make me want to repaint my house, lol!!!
    GORGEOUS and i cant wait to see the finished room!
    Hugs,
    Amy

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  26. I love the color, Kathy. Very similar to the color that Marie painted "Grandma's room" at her house. a very "Florida" color. I agree with the lady above who said it should be a note card. Have you thought of that for your etsy store? Your photos are little masterpices. I know I would buy them if offered, even though I never write notes!! LAS

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  27. That is a beautiful shade of blue! I love that color. I don't think I've ever painted any room white. A creamy beige is as close as I've come. But I always admire those all white rooms that the Swedish bloggers have. White is so restful and fresh and you don't have to worry about colors not working with it! Hope you show us some pictures when you're done!

    Manuela

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  28. I enjoy your blog and LOVE the paint color on the chair. I wonder what colors achieved the final result? I would love to know. Beautiful look! You do beautiful work, too.......the pillows, etc.

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  29. The chair you painted will look so serene against the white. It is lovely.
    Have a great day!

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  30. You have a great blog...:) I am having fun looking around...I'd like to personally invite you over to Screaming Meme...Hope to see you soon! Meme

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  31. I LOVE this color! Great choice! Very fresh and clean.

    So what color is the WHITE on your walls? I am going through this same dilemma for the guest room. What color of white ?????? to use?

    I am sure that your room will be fresh and beautiful!

    ((hugs))

    Becky

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  32. What a pretty colour. The chair looks so good painted in that colour and the next on it...sooo sweet. What a great choice..too bad it didn't work for someone else but good for you!
    I'll look forward to seeing that colour in your pics.
    Judi

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  33. ooo-hhh, I love the color of your chair, do you know any of the particulars about it? Did it have a name that went with it? I would love to know!!!

    And white walls is always a nice background for all the rest of your decorations, right? Right!

    Hugs from Michigan - Diane

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