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I proudly displayed my bra in Home Depot

I wasn't wearing it, if that makes me seem less.... exhibitiony.

I bought some blue paint for my bathroom, because it was dookie green, and while the color would be pleasant in nature, it's most unpleasant when you're looking in a mirror and trying to apply makeup. In a nutshell: sallow! Time for a change.

Blue paint, I love frosty light blues, steely dark blues, stuff like that. Got the two gallons of blue paint home, it's a gorgeous color chip, and slap it up on the wall. Um. Huh. *head tilt* Realize that paint isn't right until it's dry, keep biting my nails, and do one whole wall. And hate it. HAAAAATE it. Have you ever used that blue tape for painting? THAT'S what it looked like, dry. Oh my GOD. It's just begging for stencils of little geese in bonnets, and a strutting rooster. It's country-cozy-kitchen, is what I'm trying to say. AUGH.

The bra. I have a beautiful bra in a frosty, icy blue (that I THOUGHT the original paint would be) and I take it in to the Home Depot. They color match that, and the guy will NOT make eye contact with me. Look, I don't have Dolly Parton-esque bewbage here, it's not like this is ridiculous, right? :D The paint was finished and dry by bedtime last night, and today I'm putting all the fixtures back up. I LOOOOVE it. Thank you, Soma bras!

When I get everything cleaned up I'll put up pictures of the GOOD color are now up! In the meantime, under the cut is a picture of the blue of AUUUGH!



Here's the original color, and this isn't really showing the true color (think more Army green.) In the PICTURE it looks like a nice taupe, but it is not. It is the sallowest of greens. Instant jaundice! (I do have a darker version of this in my powder bath, and THAT is nice. I'm wanting a brighter, lighter color in my bathroom now, though.)





Here's the first attempt at blue, and this is a NO. Again, can't you just picture some happy little clouds flitting along that? Or some duckies? Ack. It was the EXACT color of blue painter's tape once it dried. Blech.





HERE is the right blue. You can see how the light changes the tone, too, lighter to a bit darker, and I quite like it.


(that's my vanilla orchid on the left. <3)



That same wall shot from before, see the difference? And I love my robe, too. Super plush. \o/



This shot is almost Tiffany blue. No bad there!



Now I need to see if I can take the unused paint back to Home Depot and make it darker to paint my son's room. 2 flippin' gallons of paint I don't want. *head thunk* Has anyone successfully done that? (And hahaha, yeah. I'm not going to post a picture of me in the bra, so don't bother asking. *G*)

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abusing_sarcasm
Dec. 11th, 2008 05:28 pm (UTC)
Stoney, may we have a picture of you wearing the - Oh. No? Fine, then. Party pooper...

And yeah... That is BLUE paint. Eek.
stoney321
Dec. 11th, 2008 05:30 pm (UTC)
YEAH. It's uh... that's some blue there!

(Hahahaha, I'll take a picture OF the bra to show the awesome color match job, I'm just not that much of an exhibitionist. *G*)
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chelethechicken
Dec. 11th, 2008 05:30 pm (UTC)
Ahahaha I've never heard of someone using a piece of clothing like that to get a color comparison. I've seen people scratch off paint from their cars to do that, use nail clippings, and then a chunk off of some old building, and I've seen a lot of other wacky things, but the bra wins them all. xD
stoney321
Dec. 11th, 2008 05:31 pm (UTC)
WHEEEE! I'll take my winnings in the form of floofy rabbits, thanks. ;)
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brunettepet
Dec. 11th, 2008 05:31 pm (UTC)
That blue just cries out for smiley face suns and sailboats!

We painted our entire living room with a yellow that had just a hint too much blue undertone. We hated it as soon as it started going up, but persevered, hoping it would miraculously get warmer once it dried...It was on our walls for more than ten years before we finally painted over it last summer. Idiots. Good on you for immediately repainting.
stoney321
Dec. 11th, 2008 05:33 pm (UTC)
SAILBOATS!! Ahahahaha, YES. And maybe a stenciled dock scene, complete with life preservers and sea gulls! Maybe a painted starfishy? Bwah.

Oh, I cannot DEAL with bad paint, I have to fix it. (I'm a really fast painter, though, courtesy of working for my uncle's paint crew one summer.) I like - for yellow - a color Martha Stewart has in her line, Muslin. It's soft, but is a great neutral. My old house was painted that. Now I'm into taupes and true greys - my bedroom is dove grey and I LOVE it. Everything is its actual color, it doesn't pick up any tones from the wall color. \o/
tabaqui
Dec. 11th, 2008 05:31 pm (UTC)
Wheeeeee!

Bras, ftw!
:)

You could probably take it back and just say 'it's way too saturated blue, can you darken it to this?' and they most likely will. I mean - why not? YOu paid for it, you're just asking for more tint, and you'd pay for that, too, i'm sure....

Good luck!
stoney321
Dec. 11th, 2008 05:34 pm (UTC)
I'm hoping so. I want something with a lot more grey/steel to it for my son's room. Soothing is what we're looking for here, not OH MY GOD SUNSHINEY DAY MUST RUN IN CIRCLES!! ;D
minstrel666
Dec. 11th, 2008 05:41 pm (UTC)
Now all you need is those black lacy panties to show the clerk what kind of black you need. Next week, when you're painting the mailbox red, you can take a corset to the depot.

See how many items it takes before the clerk starts blushing so hard it glows.
stoney321
Dec. 11th, 2008 05:44 pm (UTC)
AHAHAHAHAHA. Excellent plan. Too bad I haven't any sex toys, that would be LOTS of fun to freak them out. :D
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rikibeth
Dec. 11th, 2008 05:48 pm (UTC)
My parents' bedroom was painted that color blue. IN THE '70S.

Therefore one room in my dollhouse is painted that color blue. Because there were leftovers, of course. Another room in my dollhouse is painted the sunshiny butter yellow they used in our playroom.

I rent. Not so much with the painting. Also my bedroom is paneled halfway up two walls and all of one wall (can't remember what wall #4 is, it's mostly covered by an armoire). I take my color from the furniture.
stoney321
Dec. 11th, 2008 05:54 pm (UTC)
That's because the left over mod stuff from the 70s was AWESOME. No more avocado green and curry for this gal! Light and bright is how I'm rolling.

Oh, I longed for a dollhouse. I didn't like dolls, I just wanted the house to make my fingers go up and down the stairs. :D

Paneled walls? That could be cool! Too bad your landlord won't let you paint (unless you hate painting and then YAY, no reason to do something you hate!)
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julia_here
Dec. 11th, 2008 06:07 pm (UTC)
Nice blue, indeed. My hall bath is Sapphire with silver trim and an orange light-cover and rug, so as not to Zombify the guests. Blues are all tricky, but the middle one is the default "women don't really know what they want" pale blue which is also found on 1974 VW Rabbits.

Julia, wanting above all to repaint everything but getting no cooperation on moving the furniture.
stoney321
Dec. 11th, 2008 06:27 pm (UTC)
Oooooh, big fan of silver and blue (hence my swapping out all the original cheap-o 'brass' fixtures with polished nickel.)

If someone would move everything for me, I would paint any room, any time. I just don't like shoving things all over the place, personally.
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stoney321
Dec. 11th, 2008 06:29 pm (UTC)
Thank you!! I LOVE it.

Oooh, my oldest girl once went with that kind of Pepto pink, too. UGH. It takes a primer to cover it before you paint, I learned. (I had to put about four coats of paint up to cover the pink!

She saw my bathroom last night and asked for her bedroom to be painted that color. THAT ONE I can do. No more pinks and greens, please!;)
brunettepet
Dec. 11th, 2008 06:58 pm (UTC)
The new color is beautiful. What a difference. Not one obnoxious stencil image comes to mind.
stoney321
Dec. 11th, 2008 07:19 pm (UTC)
Thank you! And yeah - it's a HUGE difference, huh?
marlo
Dec. 11th, 2008 07:09 pm (UTC)
Gorgeous. Kind of greeny-blue. I love it!
stoney321
Dec. 11th, 2008 07:19 pm (UTC)
Thank you! ME, TOO. It's all peaceful and happy making.
enigmaticblues
Dec. 11th, 2008 07:09 pm (UTC)
The bra. I have a beautiful bra in a frosty, icy blue (that I THOUGHT the original paint would be) and I take it in to the Home Depot. They color match that, and the guy will NOT make eye contact with me.

*dies laughing* You are my hero. But seriously, what do they expect? They have those commercials with people bringing in random things to color match. Why not a bra?
stoney321
Dec. 11th, 2008 07:20 pm (UTC)
HAHAHA, I know, right? I WAS JUST DOING WHAT THE TV TOLD ME TO DO.
halfmoon_mollie
Dec. 11th, 2008 07:12 pm (UTC)
oh, very pretty. Classy...like you.
stoney321
Dec. 11th, 2008 07:20 pm (UTC)
Aww, you're sweet. You're bucking for a raise, huh? ;)
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jupiterinmo
Dec. 11th, 2008 07:29 pm (UTC)
That was some blue, blue. Love the new color and hey, they show people matching colors to stuffed animals and pumps... why not bras? :)
stoney321
Dec. 11th, 2008 07:38 pm (UTC)
Haha, that's what I was thinking! And it happens to be my favorite color, so... ;D
tricksterquinn
Dec. 11th, 2008 07:36 pm (UTC)
Oh my god, it DOES need geese in bonnests! And red gingham curtains! The new blue is much better. Though it would go very well with one of those retro silver tinsel christmas trees.

My old apartment, I was allowed to paint the bedroom as long as I was theoretically willing to paint it back if the next person moving in hated it. When I moved in, it had one wall LIME GREEN, one wall BRIGHT YELLOW, and two walls ELECTRIC BLUE. It also had the back of the door painted in some oranger yellow with white vines painted on it - and the white would come off on my towels if I hung them over the door. It took me a YEAR to get around to repainting it, and then it went to a nice mossy green with cream trim and an off-white ceiling. I am clearly much more boring than it's previous occupent, but you know what? I CAN LIVE WITH THAT.

In conclusion: Get down with your mad painting self. Nothing is quite as fulfilling as suddenly having space you LIKE.

Also, can I import you to paint all my walls, since clearly you don't mind doing it? I tend to find I do it at 2 in the morning and then realize I can't sleep in the middle of fumes.

Love the bra story.
stoney321
Dec. 11th, 2008 07:41 pm (UTC)
Ooooooh, if I didn't already have all the christmas stuff I have, I would have a silver tinsel tree with frosty blue and purple and silver ornaments. Total 60s mod, yes ma'am!

Oh my goodness, that apartment would have kept me up all night, those bright colors!! I love mossy greens (that's what the other bathrooms in my house are. Pretty, and calming.)

Ahahaha. Um, if I'm every in your neck of the woods, I promise I'll come over and paint. :D
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kseenaa
Dec. 11th, 2008 07:53 pm (UTC)
o.O That is... very blue. The other one is much much better.
stoney321
Dec. 11th, 2008 10:13 pm (UTC)
I think so, too!
cityphonelines
Dec. 11th, 2008 08:27 pm (UTC)
VANILLA ORCHID ♥
stoney321
Dec. 11th, 2008 10:13 pm (UTC)
I grew her from an 8 inch baby!! <3 <3 <3
dovil
Dec. 11th, 2008 08:31 pm (UTC)
MUCH better! Now one day I might even visit your house. But quite frankly otherwise it was so not going to happen.
stoney321
Dec. 11th, 2008 10:12 pm (UTC)
Oh, I'm so glad! I knew that if I didn't get things just so, you'd stop being my friend, let alone ever visiting.

I'll submit fabric swatches for the dining room for your approval ASAP.
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turnonmyheels
Dec. 11th, 2008 08:38 pm (UTC)
no paint talk! no paint talk! LJ is free of paint!!!

seriously, we've matched dogs, bananas, girls in bikinis, chocolate cakes, you name it, someone somewhere has brought it in to be matched.
stoney321
Dec. 11th, 2008 10:11 pm (UTC)
HAHAHAHAHAHA! I'm sew serry, B.

Dogs?? That's hilarious! An old neighbor of mine took in her favorite bowl of tomato soup and had them match that once. :D
kita0610
Dec. 11th, 2008 09:10 pm (UTC)
Screw the bra, just post your boobs.
stoney321
Dec. 11th, 2008 10:11 pm (UTC)
OKAY.

;)
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stoney321
Dec. 11th, 2008 10:21 pm (UTC)
hahaha, those would be the most AWESOME jimjams to sleep in ever! But you're right: not exactly my ideal color for my (eventual) home spa. <-- positive thinking. :D
ellid
Dec. 11th, 2008 11:41 pm (UTC)
Country duckies in Sunbonnet Sue hats should be illegal. YUCK.
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southernbangel
Dec. 12th, 2008 02:08 am (UTC)
I freakin' LOVE that color blue! Your bathroom is going to look gorge--the white of the cabinets/trim will really pop against the soft blue and will look terrific with the bedroom!
soundingsea
Dec. 12th, 2008 02:23 am (UTC)
You have improved that bathroom to an infinite degree. INFINITE. The original looks like bile. The second one like a daycare. The last one? Just right!
zyrya
Dec. 12th, 2008 02:27 am (UTC)
That colour is GORGEOUS! I love it. I love cool, calm colours for bathrooms, and I love the sea-green tint to it.
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