Saturday, February 11, 2012


I'm not just going stir crazy! I'm going stir the PAINT crazy.  If you follow my life blog, you know I had a small kitchen fire last January and had big things going on to recover from it.  One was re-doing a wall of my kitchen complete with oven and microwave and new cabinets etc. etc. etc.  Unfortunately, one can not just "do" one wall in a kitchen.  Now the other cabinets look yellowed next to the new stark white cabinets and crown molding - SIGH.  Now I need a new cooktop, a new island, crown molding - it goes on and on.  OMGGGGGGGGGGGGG.  $$$$$$$$$$$$$

But the painter lived here for almost 3 weeks and did a beautiful job.  But, alas - he painted every ceiling in the house, the kitchen, the stairwell and now the rest of the house looks shabby and in need of - you got it - a paint job.  OMGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG.  $$$$$$$$$$$$$



So different!  So much brighter in there.  I LOVE it.  Truly!

Then brilliant me decided I wanted to live in a gym painted blue instead of creamy yellow - Oriental Silk - to be exact.  And here's where I'm at...

 Ummm - and that's only ONE wall!  Yes - I DO have a problem choosing colors.  But listen!  Really!  Paint looks different in every light!  And this room has 4 skylights and two traditional windows.  And swear to god - each color looks different depending on the time of day.  I finally put a color up and the aha light went on and I knew it was the right one.  It looked great at all times of the day.  I was so excited.  

But THEN, I took one of the pint samples and decided to use it for a pie cupboard in my kitchen.  I gave my father a Sundance catalog a few years ago and asked if he could duplicate the picture.  And he did!  I had him paint it a turquoisey green and when my kitchen went from cranberry to light blue - Borrowed Light - to be exact...I decided I wanted to paint the cupboard a medium slate blue called Old Blue Jeans.  I loved the color in the gym but had a twinge of fear that it would be a whisper too dark.  So one day, I painted the pie cupboard with Old Blue Jeans.  OMGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG!!!!!!!

What was slate in the gym was almost LAVENDER in my kitchen.  Now I was spooked.



What the H*LL??????

So now I'm all nervous about the other color - the one that spoke to me in the gym.  What to do.  What to do.

Well the first thing I had to do was STOP discussing paint with my clients.  Have you ever had 70 women tell you what color to go with, what color is horrible, too dark, too blue, go with orange, paint the ceiling the same color, paint 2 walls, one color and 2 walls a different color - OMGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG!
It was like choosing baby names.  DO NOT TELL!!!!!!!

I actually zipped my lips once I decided on my color.  I refused to tell.  They BEGGED.  NOPE!!!!!  It IS on the wall amongst the stripes and swatches though!!  It is KILLING them!!  They will just have to wait until March 5th when the new session starts!  It's a great payback for all their helpful opinions!  JOYJOY!!

Anyway - my painter should be reallllll happy when he walks in and sees all my test stripes...What do you want to bet - $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$.  I'm sure he'll have to prime now.  Not exactly what he quoted...oh well - I have to live with this for at least another 7 years so...agh - it's only $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$!!

So of course, I now get to choose colors for the rest of the house since I have to paint every room, hallway, etc...JOYJOY.  $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

Can you say - STRIPES?????

BTW - off subject here but, you know my quest to reverse my borderline health problems?  Well I found a GREAT pie crust recipe and I made an awesome quiche with it.  Who's happier than me?  I can eat quiche with a delicious grain free crust and it tastes YUM!!! Here it is:

2 cups of almond meal (which is just pulverized almonds)
1 egg
2 tablespoons of coconut oil
1/2 teaspoon salt

Mix it up in the food processor and press into a pie plate.

FYI - I also made 2 crusts and used them for a chicken pot pie and they didn't work so well.  It just wasn't the same.  But the quiche?  I'd venture to say it was even better with my grain-free crust.  Nothing like a big ole slice of yummy quiche in the morning when you are on the run.  Feels decadent yet it's all good!  

THAT, my JOY!!!


  1. Well I have to say your house does look beautiful! LOVE the fresh, new, softer color in the kitchen!
    My only last comment is and I QUOTE... "It's all good"...

  2. I like the new kitchen color!!.. be careful in the gym.