The Crazy Suburban Mom: Weekend round-up, ICBINB coupon winners, Paint colors, and clutter

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Weekend round-up, ICBINB coupon winners, Paint colors, and clutter

ICBINB COUPON WINNERS! -  Da Dude  Lynette  yardsailor
cstironkat  lee  Email me guys with your addresses and I will get the coupons in the mail to you and Lynette I got your package ;)

Spackle dust - Oh man.  So what started as cracked bathroom tiles ended up being a major bathroom redo which is kind of why I haven't been around much this week.  I'm having a new bathroom floor put in next week which means I need to paint the whole thing.  Well, need might be an over statement but I decided that since I was getting the new floor - I picked out this...

...They are these pebbly river stones and feel really nice against bare feet.  I know.  I walked on them at Home Depot -

I might as well paint.

But it was hard to decide.  Well, beyond that I wanted to use aqua.  But everything in there is white and aqua and white is very one dimensional.  So it took forever to pick what I wanted to do.

Until yesterday when I was in Home Depot getting primer.  Did you know Martha Stewart has paint because I didn't.   My favorite color was ballet slipper pink -  

On line that color just looks 'eh what's the big deal pink' but in person that color is the color of pink ballet dreams and I immediately wanted to paint every surface in my house that color including the dog and everyone who lives here....  Swear.  

Because that was so not going to happen I chose these three colors for my bathroom...

Sea Glass  (Omg the name alone...)

and one of these two...

I'm sitting here looking at the chips and the colors aren't quite what they look like online but they will give you an idea.  The aqua is aquaier, the gray is a bit warmer and the green is, well greener and looks nothing like a pair of khaki pants like it does on line so - yeah.  I'm showing the virtual paint chips anyway...  So.   I'm thinking I will paint mostly gray and a little aqua and do accessories in the green.  But I haven't bought anything yet.  So, what do you guys think?

Besides the spackle and the primer nothings set in stone - except the floor which actually is stone. 

Decluttering the costume jewelry - While I was hanging around the master bedroom taking a break from the spackle dust my costume jewelry was making me crazy.  It was taking over my night table.


I bought some Command Hooks and voilĂ !


Yep, it worked so well it made me speak French...

It might seem silly to be so thrilled but it's really perfect.  "Good" jewelry has a home but the costume stuff is kind of bulky and I don't know - homeless.  Well, except for my nightstand which was a real pain.  Anyway I hung everything in my closet and it's working so well. 

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Tara Beaulieu 10/24/10, 12:35 PM  

Tracy- my girlfriend painted her living room Martha's "sea glass" color (yeah, big surprise since we're sea glass addicts) and it is SO LOVELY. I drool everytime I'm in there. It's the perfect place for us to set up shop and create things! BTW, love your flooring choice- am jealous!

Maureen 10/24/10, 2:05 PM  

I like the combination of the Sea Glass and grey. Seems to me that grey is becoming a hot color. As in 'couleur du jour'.

The Crazy Suburban Mom 10/24/10, 2:46 PM  

Tara - That color is fabulous. Actually all of them are - I know Martha has people that - well, seems you either love her or hate her and say what you want but that woman is mad talented.

Maureen - I wish the colors came out better, truth is the greens are really green and not brown like they look.

When I was looking for retro combos there was tons of aqua gray and green and the greens were on the avocado-acid side of grass green. and these are - they just dont look it


Babes Mami 10/24/10, 3:38 PM  

I love Martha! And costume!

Vonlipi 10/24/10, 5:55 PM  

Still on the fence on Martha. Like 5 years ago we had her paint in Canadian Tire and rumor was that her paint was crap...I never tried it.

I love the Sea Glass color, it makes my mouth water and my mind wander.

I would do a combo with Winter's day. Those colors remind me so much of the beach.

Really cool hooks!

I can't wait to see the finished bathroom.:)

J Sedai 10/24/10, 6:33 PM  

ooo pretty! and when you first mentioned the costume jewelry I thought you were going in a cabinet handle direction (cause some sparkly would be awesome in that bathroom color scheme you have going there)

I'm so jealous of your ability to paint what ever colors you want!

Lin 10/24/10, 6:39 PM  

Years ago, Sherwin Williams made Martha Stewart colors and they were lovely. I liked the cards with color combinations so that you could do hallways and rooms next to each other and it would all be pleasing to the eye. Who's making her paint now? Do they have the same cards with color combinations??

The Crazy Suburban Mom 10/25/10, 9:44 AM  

Babes, yep me too...

Miss V - I'll tell you the paint looks fabulous I have to say and everyones saying those two colors but its more that they are showing up so poorly.

J - I lived in a lot of rentals - i so hear you!

Lin - oh for real. the colors mesh so well. And I think there are books of combos Plus her website has a lot of combining ideas which is great

I have to say, her colors stood out in a sea of - um, paint chips

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