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Nobody Likes Me

The little potbellied man at Benjamin Moore hates me now. My husband hates me, too. The crabby bunch at Ace Hardware is beginning to look askance if I ask a question. They're all a bunch of sissies who believe all greens are created equal. I am here to shout at them, "It just ain't so you poor excuses for paint people!"

Since I dove into this paint the office/bedroom a weird shade of green project I have spent hours researching green. Yes, that's who I am and what I have been trained to do...research. Unlike my husband who will remove some Doodad from the box and begin messing with it before he even knows what it is, I will find the manual, study it page by page for a week and then consider removing the object from the box after I've gathered and carefully laid out all necessary tools. " Why?" you may ask. Well, because I've never ever had a wife of my own to run and fetch a hammer and four seconds later the needle nose pliers and then a beer because "this is hard work!" Life is unfair that way.

Here's some of my research...just two of a cast of dozens.

I think I'm on the homestretch to green color perfection now. I've had Parakeet, my original Sherwin Williams color sample, adjusted four times now by the Benjamin Moore man whom I am sure wishes I had just gone to Sherwin Williams in the first place. I've purchased samples of Granny Smith from Benjamin Moore and Sweet Pea from Ace Hardware.

Here is the color chart as it stands at this moment. Remember, all monitors "see" color differently and so do all people, especially greens and blues. It's hard to see much variation between the original Parakeet and the 4th tint, but just ask my husband and the potbellied Benjamin Moore man and the Crabby Apples at Ace Hardware, to me there is a difference. Also remember my world things are subject to change at any given moment. That room will be the perfect shade of green or else...that's just who I am.





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August 2, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterShirley

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