Sunday, September 06, 2009

Sunday Smashup - Painting, Painting and Douchery


B sent me on an errand Friday. My mission, which I didn't really want to accept, but did so anyway since I had the day off work (4 day weekends need to become the new work thing ASAP), was to go to Home Depot and "Get a gallon of white paint. Just tell the guy at the store you need white paint for kitchen cupboards. It will probably be a semi gloss." Those were B's exact words. His only words.

That is what I did. I repeated those words to the guy who then asked me if I had a brand preference. I repeated the words in my head "Get a gallon of white paint." Nope, no brand name. I grabbed the cheaper of the two and proudly went home mission accomplished. On the way out the door, the security guard said to me "now no paint fight young lady." I laughed and laughed. Mostly because he called me a young lady as if I were 12. My youthful appearance knows no bounds.

Later when B came home and saw the paint that I made sure to point out to him in a very subtle way exclaiming "I did it! I went to the Depot and got the paint! Pat me on the back please!" he said:

"Oh, GLIDDEN???? UGH I HATE Glidden. It is so messy. Why didn't you get Behr?"

Then I dumped the paint over his head.

No, I did not. I offered to return the paint or exchange it, but B decided it would be just fine.

In other news, our entire kitchen will be white for now. I have no idea what else to do with it besides gut it and there are no funds for that right now.

Painting - Part Deux

Thank you all for your suggestions as to paint for the dining room. We took all of the choices (including those from anti-blog-commenting-peeps a/k/a my parents) and studied the top three picks very carefully before we went with #3:

Which we then went together to purchase at Home Depot wherein I encountered a VERY rude woman who stuck her big head over my shoulder and said "UGH. Orange?" I won't tell you what I thought, but it did involve rude thoughts and questions about her face. Anyhow, a couple of swipes on the wall for effect and to calm our anxiety that the paint might be a bit too orange (thank you big headed woman):

Although this next one is blurry, it more accurately shows the exact shade as it appears on our wall:

Fun Fact - one time B and I accidentally painted our bedroom orange. I had forgotten about it until we were in the parking lot of Home Depot looking at the paint. He said "I am scared it is going to be like that copper penny we had one time." Yep, not so much copper penny as it was ALL bright orange construction paper pumpkin. Man that room was scary!

We kept it for a few months anyhow.


One of my new things lately is to share every Jon Gosselin post on Google Reader with a note that simply says - "Douche." I think it says it all. In keeping with that theme, enjoy this video and song that I found thanks to Jonniker's blog:

And if you are like me and completely unaware, the girl on the right is an actress who was most recently in the remake of Last House on the Left which I saw last week and which was rather disturbing and awesome all at the same time. However, I do remember while viewing the movie that I thought she looked familiar. I am brilliant.

6 important things being said:

j'lynn said...

Smashing!!!! :) I love it so far...cannot wait to see the end results!

Woo-hoo for picking my first choice too! LOL Yes, I am patting myself on the back especially since you weren't down with my siding with B for a dark color....or something like that my memory says!

Andhari said...

Woww the orange looks pretty good, I just painted a few walls in my house dark orange for accents as well :)

Patricia @ Bloom Where You're Planted said...

Looks good, the color. And ignore the orange hater, she doesn't know what she's talking about.

I saw Last House on the Left a few weeks ago too! BUt I doubt I would have recognized that girl without all her eye make-up.

*~Dani~* said...

jlynn - thanks. We are concerned as it looks a bit too orange but B is going to paint a whole wall before we decide. B was for a darker color. I just didnt want it to blend in with the furniture.

Andhari - thanks! orange is pretty good for an accent wall. We have not yet evolved to accent walls. Maybe the next go around.

Patricia - thanks. I did ignore that woman. So ignorant. As for the actress, in the movie she had dark hair which made me wonder if she felt she had to dye it to take on a darker role or if that is just what they told her the character looked like. Yes, I have such deep thoughts about horror movies.

Jennifer said...

I cannot wait to see the entire wall! I think it will look great! And if its too dark, you can just leave one wall as an accent wall and act like you planned it that way the entire time!

As for Jon Gosslin, what an idiot.

*~Dani~* said...

Well, an accent wall is a pretty good idea if it goes wrong. Too bad B "tested" the paint on two walls. I guess we will see how it turns out.

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