A BIG paint malfunction!


It happend! After many years of svelte sage in my kitchen I thought I would go out on a limb. I wanted that pretty blue "Interesting Aqua by Sherwin Williams" I have seen in pottery barn and in Miss Pat's blue dining room. I thought about it...dreamed about it...did my homework. I lived with that color taped to the wall. I was ready! Roller in hand, I started to paint. It's kinda dark I thought. Maybe when I paint some more it will look better. Maybe when it drys it will look better. Why does mine not look as fabulous as Miss Pat's...it's the same exact color for petes sake~ Maybe in the morning it will look better.
After a long sleepless night... it did not grow on me. I guess some things are better just left to dream about and to admire. This color was no longer my friend. After a few tears...yes. Im weird like that. A few hugs, more paint and a McDonalds breakfast from my husband. I repainted. ....stay tuned. I need more batteries~

48 comments:

  1. Paint has been known to make me cry more than once.
    Sorry you have to redo it but we can't wait to see the results - I'm sure they'll be beautiful.

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  2. Oh, Susie! I'm sorry!! Sometimes paint colors just don't work out. Maybe instead of the wall color you could accessorize with that blue color. I know you could make some tassels! Don't be too sad - you have a hubby who really cares about you - a Mickey D's breakfast!!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia :)

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  3. Can you just ask Miss Pat what color she used? Her dining room is gorgeous!

    I've been thinking of going from yellow to sage. Brought home paint samples Saturday night.

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  4. I would probably cry too! I have worked with that blue and it is a tough color to get just right...it is a fine line between the color that doesn't work and the one that is perfect. Sounds like you have it under control, can't wait to see what you ended up with!

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  5. Bless your heart. We did that 2 years ago in our MS home...but we didn't realize how much we hated the color until hubby had already painted the kitchen and living room!! And sometimes it's totally how they mix the color, aske me how I know that too :) Great thing about paint though is it isn't permanent and I'm certain that after your yummy breakfast from your sweet husband it will all turn out fabulous! Can't wait to see the kitchen.

    -Hayley

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  6. Oh no....after all that work :( Well, all I can say is I can't wait to see what new color you end up using.

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  7. Oh I so know how you feel, it happens to everyone! the lighting in each home is so different, if you want, you can also alter the color you bought and tweak it with a neutral ( quart size ), sometimes its the custom mixing that brings about a new color you might love more!

    Keep us posted, i'd love to see when its done!

    Hugs, Cynthia

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  8. I know exactly how you feel! My husband and I picked out what we thought would be the perfect color but after he had painted the entire room I walked in and burst into tears. It looked like the underside of an Andes mint blew up on my walls. Not what we were going for. We went back to Lowe's and picked out another shade and as soon as I saw it on just one wall, I was jumping up and down I was so happy with it. But I hate we spent that money and he spent the effort painting the room twice!

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  10. Bless your heart! Been there done that as well. It will be Ok--the Mickey D's breakfast had to have helped the situation!!
    Hugs,
    Susan

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  11. I know that feeling...It is defeating...It was kind of like my blinds that I just put up in the gameroom...I thought it would be perfect...Like all the pictures and the vision in my head...As I started to notice that they were see through and a shiny red color...I got annoyed by them...After I had dreamt about them for so long...They were not the right ones......I can't wait to see what you choose...Meme

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  12. It could also be from the natural light in your room. I have been know to paint walls 3 times or more to get that color right!

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  13. Oh no! That is not fun! I can't wait to see the new color.

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  14. Mabry's gammaDecember 01, 2008

    Susie,

    Sorry to hear you have to redo your kitchen and didn't like that aqua. It is only paint, so even though it is time consuming (and especially at this time of year) at least it can be redone with not too much effort. If I lived close by I would help you.

    Do you have pictures to post of it? Can't wait to see the results of the new color.

    Your hubby was very thoughtful.

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  15. That stinks! If you had sage on the wall, you probably should have primed with Kilz before re-painting. Any color will be dark with sage as the base!

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  16. Paint makes me cry too. :) I can't wait to see the results though!

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  17. I am a big blue fan too. I have found the perfect blue color for me....just a thought... It is called "Minnow" by Pratt and Lambert. I absolutely love it!!! One of my good friends is a personal friend of Charles Faudree, the big designer here in Tulsa. Anyhoo, he recommended this color to her. He uses this color tons in his decorating. It is the color that I highlighted my buffet with on my blog if you want to take a peek. Also, the books on my mantle are painted minnow. Again, just a thought. I know blue can be soooo hard.

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  18. Something I learned along time ago....."Kiltz".....Miss Priss has RED walls in her bedroom...because it's a "Paris theme" and we had a nightmare in there...the paint guy suggested we add a gray to the Kiltz to help cover better for the red. It took THREE COATS of the Red you can still see through in a few spots.
    Plus I had that same thing happen in my kitchen once.....now we Kiltz everything first....then I only use certain paints (I use a lot of "Historical" colors) from a reputable paint company here in Baton Rouge.
    Igh. I hate paint nightmares.
    So frustrating. Hang in there.
    It will all work out at some point.

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  19. You and me both on the batteries!
    The great great great thing about paint is there are do overs!
    At least you will never regret not trying.
    I tend to stick with one color forever-(boring) I need to be more like you!
    Have a great week,
    Robin~♥

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  20. Sorry...funny how colors look different on other walls...

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  21. Oh..why oh why does that sound so familiar to me. I have been there too. I have also been admiring Mrs. Pat's beautiful dining room walls.
    Lisa

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  22. I hope you show us the aqua color. It maybe that your just not used to it yet.

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  23. I'm keeping my fingers crossed for you. I too have cried into my roller tray more than once...

    I swear those little paint chips LIE and I have an Edy's Slow Churned Mint Chocolate Chip colored bedroon in my house to prove it!

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  24. I know the feeling. My room and bathroom both are blue and I regret it but I will have to live with for a while longer. I hate painting and those colors would require priming.

    Good luck with yours.

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  25. I one time painted my daughter's room twice in two days. I still didn't like the second color but couldn't stand the idea of painting it a third time. I lived with it for 6 years and finally painted it again. Luckily, it was a kiddo room and I didn't have to stare at it in my kitchen all day long. I feel for you!

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  26. Oh my gosh, Susie! I am so sorry Interesting Aqua, didn't work for you!Our daughter and son in law painted our condo bathroom with the leftover paint from the dining room. Steve said the whole time he was painting he thought it was really dark. Actually he thought it was darker than it looked in the living room. I guess it's a shade that changes in different light.

    I can't wait to see what you decided on.

    We are in full decorating mode. I took a lunch break (late lunch) and decided to check in, before getting back into it. May not finish till tomorrow, though.

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  27. PS:
    OOPS! Make that dining room not living room. My brain is frozen by Christmas decor!

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  28. I can't wait to see the results! I have had tragic paint decisions too! So sad especially after all that work! Good luck!

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  29. I had a paint malfunction in my kitchen soon after we bought our house. I, like you, did the research, lived with the sample taped to the wall, and then went to work, doing a faux finish. I hated it. It looked orange instead of the shade of tan/brown I wanted. Blah! Hubs just wanted to leave it since it was a lot of work. But I couldn't. So we repainted. And it was much better. You'll be happy in the end when you get what you want!

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  30. i am so sad for you!!! i hate when that happens!! boooo

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  31. Yeah, paint is like that. You think it's your friend and it ends up being your enemy. We have all had this happen. I think it must the window lighting, the direction the window faces, etc.

    Good luck with your second choice.

    Blessings,

    Sher

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  32. I have cried a thousand tears over paint colors. But, the beauty of paint is that you can just paint over it. I can't wait to see the final result. ~Michelle

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  33. It can be very frustrating when you have a vision of what you want and it just doesn't turn out, I've done this lots of times! Can't wait to see what color you have come up with.
    Hugs~Kelly

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  34. I know your woes all too well! Sometimes it's better to leave something alone or as my Mom says if it ain't broke don't fix it! But it's so hard not to TWEAK with things when decorating! Thanks for coming by my blog - hope to catch up with you again soon!
    Kari
    ~Reese & Marie~

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  35. Looking forward to what you come up with for a paint color. Sometimes paint is just tricky. Have a great week. Jackie

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  36. I have shed many tears over paint. I hope the second attempt turned out better.

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  37. Wait. Where's the picture? Please tell me you're not gonna leave us hanging as to what it really looked like. I understand the tears. We build these things up in our mind to be fabulous, and when they don't deliver...it is so disappointing! Can't wait to see the finished product!

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  38. Oh no!
    But, sounds like you got back in the good painting vibes mood and all ends well???
    Send some paint energy over this way. I have to many projects here to paint~ redo laundry room, banisters, touch ups, inside of front and side doors....ay yay yay!
    I want a Fairy Godmother some days...how about you?!?
    Happy Monday!
    Merry December, Les

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  39. Oh Susie, so sorry. Sounds like the lighting :( Here's a prayer for strength to repaint :) and a hug to make the work shorter!!

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  40. Oh no!!! How sad! Seriously!

    I've shed my share of tears over mischosen paint colors. Someday I'll have to write about the Great Pumpkin Incident of 2002.

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  41. Good Morning Miz Susie,
    I hated hearing about your paint malfunction! I know it must be disheartening especially since you put so much thought and research into it. It must seemed unbelieveable that it wasn't working out like you had planned. I hate when that happens to me, I end up feeling defeated by disappointment. I feel your pain sister! On the bright side you have a painter's helper, your husband! What a great guy! Standing by you thru good paint and bad! Mine would tell me "so repaint it" meaning I do all the work myself *smiles* I'm the family painter such is my lot in life. Cheer up sweet friend, I'm sure take two will be absolute perfection!

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  42. oh yes...that happened to me as well. And I was SO sad as well. So much work and thinking for sure in the morning it will have dried and you'll love it. Well, 3 years later...it's still there because I just didn't have the time then to redo it. It finally grew on me. :)

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  43. oh no, i totally would have cried. i just found your blog -- hi! choosing paint can be tough. maybe you would like a lighter shade of the same color? maybe you can use the darker shade somewhere else in the room, like a piece of furniture? don't despair. it's a lot of work but it will get dreamy soon. :)

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  44. Oooh... been there. Done that. So sorry.

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  45. Sorry it made you cry but paints can be like that sometimes. At least you are passionate enough to care and try. And thank goodness it's paint, and it's made to be painted over and over and over! Plus a few hugs and Mickey D's always help sooth an paint upset.

    Can't wait to see the final results.

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  46. I have done that with purple!

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  47. LOL! The same thing happened to me with Tobacco Road! I thought for sure I'd love it. Well, I don't like it. AT ALL!!!

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  48. The reason for beginning the project has been taken up in many ways by many different people but to me, it was by necessity. I had been going bigger and bigger with my own canvas paintings up to 2m x 1.2m and still feeling constricted in what I could do. As well as the financial side of producing paintings that size! color changing paint

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