Wednesday

It's Hard Work Being Me

Today, I thought I'd be productive.


But this is why I don't touch up my scuffed, smudged, lived-in walls very often.

I know my living room paint has the word sand in it.

I found these four cans in my garage:


*sandstone
*spitsand
*sandy tan
*whitesand

Which is exactly why, I'd like to bury my head in the sand.

26 comments:

Marcy Stewart said...

Um, you have a thing for sand apparently.

Okay- here is my inner Martha coming out. When you paint a room. Save the stir stick (wooden thing they give for free) and write on it which room, name of paint and brand. I then drill a hole at the top and keep them all on a key ring. Voila! An instant record of my colors.

I am scary huh?

Bubba's Sis said...

Spitsand? That's how I feel when I'm really, really thirsty - like I could spit sand.

Amber said...

LOL.

Ok, here's my advice. Open them each, label the end of four wooden stir sticks with the names, paint the ends of each. Let it dry, compare the colors with your living room walls, use the one that matches. ;)

Funny though - think you've got a preference for sandy neutral colors? :P

Heather said...

I keep the paint sample cards from the store on my refrigerator. If I had very similar colors, I'd probably write the room name on the corresponding paint card.

LifeAtTheCircus said...

ours is blue... i did not keep paint sticks or paint card for any room but i do have 4 rooms four very close shades of blue and will one day be wanting to stick my head under water.

Muthering Heights said...

Hey, neutrals allow you to redecorate more easily!

Tammy said...

Sandy Tan. Sounds like my easily tanned 7 year old Princess at the beach. And I mean SANDY....

Ashley @ mrs007.com said...

oh no! that's no good and a veeeery tricky situation. I like Amber's plan. Yes that's it! Good thankin' Amber!

Sarah said...

Ohh this is a tough one!! I know that just recently - after we paint a room (and usually have 1/3 of a can left) we dump it into an old spaghetti jar, write the name of the room on it, and seal it up.

Otherwise, we seem to have the problem of the paint can getting rusty and ruining the paint. Maybe that's just what we're doing wrong.

Reesa said...

Or, you could mix all the cans together and repaint the whole room. Just touching up the room here and there never works at my house... the newish spots make everything else look dingy. :D

Heidi said...

I feel your pain. I had the repair guy touch up ours & it turns out that there are 3 companies that carry the same color, but they are all different. It took until try 3 to find the right one. At least now I have the right color in my garage.

Oh, thank you again for the gift certificate. I got some great crafts today.

Wanda said...

Ummmm DANG! That stinks!

Good luck!

YOU CAN DO IT!

How's that for encouragement?

Double the blessing said...

I agree with Reesa, mix and start over.

Mc Allen said...

I'm with Marcy, great idea... Orrrr why dont you paint a streak of each color on your wall and then paint over the ones that it isnt?!... Just a thought. :) LA

The Southern Family said...

Ok- Um, I use a sharpie and write LIVING ROOM on the can. OR FAMILY ROOM. I guess you do have to figure out which is which first though...sand, sand, sand or sand :-) That is funny all are of the sand variety. All mine have TAN in the name- like tripoli tan, weathered tan... sounds like were a bunch of neutrals!

Joy said...

I write the rooms on the can lids... but my vote is for a NEW color!!! LOL! How about... green? Or red? Maybe even a pretty plum!

Cecelia said...

After you paint a room, write the name of the paint and brand on the inside of the light switch cover (the side n o one ever sees). Then when you need to know the name, just unscrew the cover, turn it over & voila! the name of that room's paint color. Then you don't have to keep up with the paint mixing sticks.

Theresa said...

That is too funny! and too familiar....except I have tons of cans of different shades of yellow.

Dawn said...

yes, I like the mix-em up, paint it over plan. Except for the painting part. That part's yucky!

Lisa @ Stop and Smell the Chocolates said...

Hmmm...I think you are secretly longing to be reclined on a lounge chair at the beach.

Valarie said...

Yeah I am feeling you, my living room in either old gold number 4, 5, or 6. Or it could be rolled gold, no wait I think thats a pretzel.

Lisa J said...

I love the "sand" colors. I am getting ready to repaint my house. We have lived here a year, it is all grey, and I am ready for something new. Just happens I am married to a "retired" firefighter who is also a carpenter. So painting is one of his things. We will scrape the popcorn off the ceiling and paint the house..I haven't told him yet, but I think this will be my BEFORE Thanksgiving project. Yes, we need a project! Thanks for inspiring me!!! and I can take pictures to stay in practice with my camera!

Laura@Storytellin' Mama said...

Very funny... good luck sorting through the sand!!

I could probably use the same excuse why the walls are so scuffed from my four little ones, but I haven't even tried to find the right color of touch up paint in the garage!!

Amy said...

You're supposed to touch-up after the inital painting?

Oh.

Maybe that explains the current condition of our walls.

Tressa & Mark said...

Mix them together and see what you get.

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