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Monday, June 13, 2005

Pink is My Favorite Color

I hope this incongruous color scheme shows up on your monitor:

We decided on a whim Saturday to begin painting the living room. We tested out and loved Benjamin Moore's Georgian Brick (from its Historical Collection) a while back, so we used the rest of the sample to tint the primer. Our living room is now a lovely shade of pastel pink. See how nicely it matches the earth tones of the curtains?

Eeeeeiccckk. I tried to get Darwin to go back to Tuscaloosa on Saturday night to buy the actual paint, so we could paint the room on Sunday. But it turns out only one shop in town sells Benjamin Moore, and it closes at noon on Saturday. All the shops in the surrounding towns were closed by this point (4:30ish) also.

So the pink stays for a few more days. I'm tempted to invite people over to see the "fabulous" new paint color in our living room and watch them struggle to come up with a compliment before I confess it is only the primer.


Becky said...

I love playing that trick on my mother-in-law. She trys to gracefully offer to buy me new paint and paint it that color ("You wouldn't have to do a thing."). Hehe!

10:26 AM  
Serendipity House said...

Well you certainly had me going!! LOL What will the final outcome be?

5:29 PM  
Kristin said...

The final paint should be a dark terra cotta kind of color ... unless I change my mind and paint it green. :)

8:26 AM  
misschrisc said...

You had me bowled over backwards. Whew! Very anti pink here! The terra- cotta will be much prettier :)

1:17 AM  

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