Butterscotch bad, Avacado good!


Among his many and varied presents to us (note the sarcasm), Mr O painted the diningroom butterscotch. Not the lovely golden color of butterscotch hard-candies. No, he instead choose the color of butterscotch chips. You know.. like the kind you would add to chocolate chip cookies if you were making them with butterscotch chips instead. He painted the ceiling.. and the walls with this color.
As usual for the course he did a piss-poor job at it.. and the color before (bright mint green) shows through in places where he didn’t get in all the nooks and cranies.
I’ts butterscotch. In the family of beige. Meaning it was ok enough to live with for a while.. but evertime I thought about the color it made me grind my teeth. Too much orange I think. I’ve intended to paint the diningroom since we moved in. I even got paint chips when Mom & Dad were visiting in May.. but none of the colors seemed perfect. I’ve finally decided I don’t care. Even if it isn’t perfect, it’ll be tons better than butterscotch.
AND I’ll get a white ceiling. I know designers think ceilings should be painted “to bring another color element to the room” but I think that’s just WRONG. Ceilings should be white. White and only white.

We scheduled a Christmas party (for the 16th) and it occured to me that I don’t think we’ve done anything notable (except tear down the front fence) since we had our Housewarming Party. We certainly can’t have that. What will our frinds think? So in a fit of productivity (and because I have next week off) I decided we should paint the dining room.
Pictured above are our two paint samples. Note the subtle differences in the tone. The one on the left is .. um.. green.. and the one on the right is .. um.. green. Ok so the picture doesn’t do the colors justice (isn’t that always the case?).
Let me just say that we’re going with the darker of the two samples.. and it comes closest to my vision of silvery-grey-green. Let’s hope I still love it after we have it on the walls.
Oh, I also update the “Dining Room Project Page” so you can at least see the before pictures.

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