Monday, July 21, 2008

Mistakes in Paint and Film

Just thought I'd check in. We painted the kitchen floor white this past weekend. I don't even want to take a picture. It was supposed to be light blue but it turned out looking decidedly white. I've seen white kitchen floors in the magazines but this is a cold bluish white, and it's already got dirt smudges and scuff marks on it, and it's supposed to be porch and floor paint. The paint matches the swatch, but somehow the swatch is blue and the floor is white. I just don't get it.

I was going to put a large area rug over it but Stanley wants to try again with a darker blue. I'm mildly discouraged and I don't want to have to go through the whole Home Depot paint dance again. My concern is that even if we put down the right blue, perhaps blue is the wrong choice. If you recall, the walls are green. It seems like a mistake but it just might work, you know? It was surprisingly easy and quick to put down primer and floor paint, so one more coat will be a snap. I guess. I just hope it looks a little better, and less sad and blinding. That's all I want.

We're watching the film Love in the Time of Cholera and it sucks real bad, don't bother.

But in general things are great. The day lilies and hostas (hosta?) are starting to bloom, and so are the zucchini. We've got lots of tomatoes trying to ripen in the shade and having a hard time. No hummingbirds at all but the ants are enjoying the feeder. OH the blackberry vodka isn't too bad, kind of sweet, rather drinkable, and as it turns out, it's actually black raspberry vodka. So if we added sugar, we would have Chambord.

Wow, what a bad film.


Lois Rosewood said...

Sorry to hear about your kitchen floor! It must have been frustrating, applying paint while noticing that the floor did not look blue as you were expecting, and perhaps wondering whether it was going to turn more blue while it dried? Could it be that the primer was white and it is showing through the coat of blue floor paint?

Maybe you can do a test paint area for a new color? I would also think you could get your money back for the paint. You could take a photo of the floor to Home Depot and show them that it doesn't match the swatch or the paint that is left in the can.

Good luck . . . by the way, I like green and blue together . . . .

Hazel said...

The paint is the same color as the swatch, but it appears lighter for whatever reason; the linoleum has a raised pattern so maybe the light and shadow comes together and reads as white. Also maybe when there is a lot of area, it looks white, but if it's just a little rectangle on the swatch, it looks darker. Well, we may have solved the problem (see next entry).