Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Playing The Odds

Eventually, if I keep making rash decisions about paint colors one of them is bound to pay off, right. I never took statistics in school but I know enough to know that the odds must be in my favor by now. With that in mind I went back in to Sherwin Williams today and made another hurried decision on paint for the plaster walls in butler’s pantry.

I’m not even sure what color I got at this point. The name is on the can, but the can is in the other room. It had “Butter” in the title, or maybe it was “Cream”. I’m pretty sure it was a dairy product of some sort. Maybe it was “Luscious Lactose”. What ever it was, I was in and out in 10 minutes and 20 minutes after that I was putting it on the walls.

While they were shaking up my new mystery color and went back and had another look at the Butternut I picked out a few days earlier. I couldn’t help but think that it is really not that bad of a color. At least not in the store. There is a lesson here some where, but I’m in too big of a hurry to learn lessons. Why do something right the first time when you can do it over at twice the cost. I think it was Ben Franklin that said that. I could be wrong.

Anyway, here are a few pictures that show some actual progress on the room. This is not that fake progress you read about sometimes. No, this shows real progress. I’m down to a short punch-list on this room.

Nicotine White - March of 2006

The Butternut Experiment - One Day Ago

Luscious Lactose - Half Hour Ago (Note the paint is still wet)

Thanks to everyone for the great suggestions. I came close to trying the wipe-on stain. I’m at that point of the project though, where I’m not in to being too creative. I think that may be one of my problems with paint as a whole. It is always near the end of a project and it is when I just want to be done with it. I don’t have time to think about paint. Mentally I’m already on the next project.


Jayne said... more traffic-line yellow! I like the new color much better.

John said...

Wow! Much better, love the lactose. I can't wait to see it with the finished floor.

Eureka Observer said...

I am not sure digital photos always show colors accurately, but this looks like a very good decision, and based on this photo it looks wonderful.

Pandora said...

I can relate about the challenge of choosing paint colors! I painted one bathroom pistachio green and against a lot of good advice, I painted my bedroom purple. Now I just tell people that they were like that when I bought the house :-) Your new lactose color is perfect! See, the odds are in your favor now - time to paint more rooms fast!

HPH said...

Applause, applause. Much better color. Looks great.

Anonymous said...

i like it, nice and luminous and good with the ceiling. good work!

Mick said...

Whats the real name for "Luscious Lactose" I really like the look of this color and may go get some for my bathroom project

Greg said...


The can is out in the garage. I'll look at it later today and get back to you.

Greg said...

Sherwin Williams Banana Cream