HAPPY ST PATRICK’S DAY!
THANKS AGAIN TO EVERYONE FOR ALL OF YOUR SUPPORT LAST WEEK!
Your kind words and prayers were felt and Charlie is on the road to recovery. He is finally eating and drinking (took a few days to get an appetite) and walking -wobbly – yes, but he has gotten up…about 5 minutes at a time, 3-5 times a day. I use the GINGER LEAD to help support his weight.
It must really make him feel ether because he stands there so patiently while I put it on…his big new bed (on sale at LANDSEND)
IT should arrive today…I cannot wait to show you guys…I GOT XL AND It is big enough for Charlie and I to take a nap together!!!
I have finally chosen the LIVING ROOM COLOR.
…AT FIRST GLANCE..you may think it is similar to Palladian blue…
….but the closest BM color was GREEN TINT….
You know that my heart belongs to Ben…Moore that us..and honestly, I tried to find a Benjamin Moore color that worked as well…spent dollars and hours on samples and color matches…but this color just completely stole my heart. I even had my guy color match it in Benjamin Moore Pearl finish which is the finish I use…and it was just not the same.
I actually found whole blog threads where folks have discussed the impossibility of getting a perfect match with this color…whatever the case…I bought a gallon of Sherwin Williams Cashmere paint in Pearl Finish to do the room. (if you go HERE you can get a 30% off coupon OFF PAINT and 15% OFF OF SUPPLIES)
TO SAVE a little money, I am using the two sample quarts of SEA SALT… – one from SW and one from BM – as the first coat…(BTW- I am completely loving the Sherwin Williams Quart jugs….
(BM needs to do something like this..you cannot see in the above photo but these containers have a handy handle on one side…like a milk jug..which make them easy to hold and use when cutting in and using a brush)
…LOOKS GOOD NEXT TO DARK…AND NEXT TO LIGHT…
….THE final quality which sold me on SEA SALT is it’s ability to remain neutral…
…I fell in love with the chameleon characteristics of SEA SALT…it looks different in every photo and in all lighting and depending upon what color is accompanying it…
IN SOME LIGHT IT IS BLUE…OTHERS GREEN..AND OTHER LIGHT GRAY….
WHATEVER color I chose…it needed to do double and in some way…conflicting duty…ACT AS A NEUTRAL AND ADD COLOR…..In ALL light, SEA SALT it is soothing and peaceful and complementary …and it does not compete for attention making it a perfect neutral…
I am PAINTING all of the trim in CHANTILLY LACE…which is a lovely non yellow, non blue – TRUE white – just soft pretty white which will act as a crisp contrast to the SEA SALT…I love how JENNY FROM LITTLE GREEN NOTEBOOK used in with a similar color BENJMAIN MOORE “ALUMINUM” in her library
JENNY SAYS: “It’s one of my favorite whites to use because it reads as a true white. There are no gray undertones like White Dove has and no blue undertones like a pure white usually gives off. Simply White is another favorite, but it’s a little more yellow than Chantilly Lace.”….
SO…I HAVE MY COLOR AND MY PAINT…PLUS MY TRIM PAINT…AND MY SUPPLIES…AND A SICK PUPPY so I will be doing that living room this week and reveal the new color next monday!!! Thanks for all of your suggestions…I forgot to take a picture of all of the samples on the walls..like a speckled cheetah wall!!!