It's that time again. I love Sunday Favorites, don't you? We all get to share some of our earliest tales!
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It’s Just Paint
Bar none, yellow is the hardest paint color to get right (well, maybe red), yet its dividends are amazing. It is the most forgiving background color for older furniture that has seen better days. It is an amazing backdrop for dark wood pieces
( especially my pieces).
Because I didn't grow up in a family that bought paint brands like Farrow & Ball, I believed that the only place you bought paint, in small towns throughout South Texas, was Sherwin Williams (remember Dover White, the go to color of the ages?).
Frankly, considering my current ADD symptoms, that is quite enough choices for me, thank you very much.
It is when I venture out to Home Depot, Lowe's, and Benjamin Moore that I simply feel defeated- truly defeated. I walk around in circles muttering things to myself like "this is ridiculous, I am an educated person... it's just paint."
At that point, I begin to make frantic phone calls to my daughters who, if they are not screening their calls, answer by saying,
"Haven't we talked about this mother?" (see previous post), or even worse,
"Uh, mother it’s kind of hard to pick paint colors over the phone".
My cheeks are red (try Sherwin Williams Ruby Gem) thinking about it .
So back to Sherwin Williams I go , where family members of ages past have tread.
At least when I make wrong choices at Sherwin Williams, I can console myself with another 'ism' from my father:
"You came by it honest."
Best yellow for my house: Banana Cream
Best neutral for my house: Kilim Beige
Best blue for my house: Cosmos