Wednesday, September 27, 2006
old mother hubbard
this is a hubbard squash. i think you can eat it. i just bought it because i like the color and it was cheap. of course we will have to get a big round traditional pumpkin, but orange is hard for me. :) do you recognize the chair? this is the color many of my things have become due to my painting frenzy this past couple of weeks. shockingly, it is not a martha paint! it is benjamin moore's sliver sage, which is a bit lighter and "grayer" than restoration hardware's paint color by the same name.
when i go somewhere and see a paint color i like, i always ask about it. i went into a new home last week and the color was so pleasant. it was benajamin moore's "gray mirage." i have yet to try it anywhere, but i thought i would pass on the information in case you are looking for a good color for your interior walls. gray has come a long way, the new hues are so peaceful and the right choice can look good with everything!
  posted at 7:42 AM  

At 2:28 PM, Blogger Southern Sugar said...

Love the gray. It'll go great with white. But you gotta have some orange for the kids.

At 9:22 AM, Blogger Jolene George said...

That is a big cool looking squash.
I'm loving the gray shades lately. Very pretty and that chair is too cute!

At 5:20 AM, Blogger Kim said...

So pretty!!!

Could you let me know what type of paint you use for your painting projects (oil or latex? what sheen, etc.) THanks so much...I hope my cottage looks as nice as yours someday!

At 6:40 AM, Blogger homedaisy said...

hi kim,
i almost always use a satin sheen, unless it is for trim work (baseboards/moldings etc). as far as oil vs. latex, it depends on what i am starting with. i prefer latex, but if something like the small sunday school chairs has been varnished or stained, i will use oil based. oil based allows you to avoid sanding (most of the time)- and sanding is the worst part! my dining chairs will have to be sanded and i will use latex because i know i will change the colors several times down the road. layers and layers of latex are much better than layers and layer of oil based. i also use latex if i plan to distress the furniture. oil based paints seem to give a pattened-leather shoe look no matter what sheen you use. i love the matte look of latex. for walls, i always use latex, for my cabinets i used oil. it is very durable. hope i was helpful!

At 5:19 AM, Blogger Batteries Not Required said...

love the color in this room- do you mind sharing what it is? Thanks


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