Thursday, November 18, 2010

Saving a trip

Many times I run to Home Depot with one thing in mind. Paint Swatches. I plan to go there, pick some colors, come home. I tape the swatch to the wall, hold it up to everything. Making sure it is the right color. Then I decide there is too much green in that blue, so I go back, get more swatches and come home and test them out again. Plus, OF COURSE, while I am there for "just a paint swatch" I buy other stuff.

So about 2 months ago, I sat at the home depot. I took ONE of EVERY SINGLE Behr Ultra Primer Paint in one. It took about 45 minutes. Then I came home and broke them into groups based on colors or undertones, warm, cool, you get the idea.

Can I say WHERE HAS THIS BEEN ALL MY LIFE?!?! I Love having every color right here at home. When I get to have them at home, it seems like I have had lots of people borrow the. But I share well, so it's okay. But seriously. Every crafter/home refinisher/ woman should have one of these.

I took this picture of them fresh after I put them on rings, I think I have decided a cute and functional way to store them and stay cute at the same time... working on it...


Mandy said...

Wow. WHY HAVE I NEVER THOUGHT OF THIS?? All those times I stood in front of the paint swatches FOREVER agonizing over color choices while my kids went crazy, begging me to let us all leave and go home......such a simple, beautiful idea!

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