Friday, October 1, 2010

Adventures In Home Improvement

I grew up in the land of home improvement.
My parents bought a 100 year old farm house when I was 5 and spent my entire childhood gutting and rebuilding every single room.
I think that's part of why I love changing my house so much! 
I grew up with constant house changes!
I've been dying to paint the toy room/dining room. I've never been happy with the color--but when you move into a house where EVERY ROOM needed major attention and you're in your 9th month of pregnancy you let some things slide...for a while...=)
I wanted a golden color and found this picture online that I absolutely fell in love with:
So we went to the store and bought the paint in that picture only to find out it doesn't look like that color at all.
It looked a heck of a lot more like this:

I like bright yellows but that wasn't what I was going for.
I was majorly bummed....I had another paint sample in my purse that I picked up at the store that I realized was really 
*the perfect one.*
So, my husband dutifully and lovingly trudged back off to Lowe's to have them remix the original paint into the new paint color!
Online they say the color I picked is this:
It looks NOTHING like that. 
Valspar--you need to work on your paint representations! Ack!
The new color is a toned down version of the top picture...
a lovely golden 
(with warm brown undertones) hue. 
I love it! 
So stinkin' happy!
Tomorrow I sew my curtains, arrange my pictures and post pictures! =)


Madre said...

Can't wait to see your results!

as told by: Korleen said...

I LOVE gold!