After a fun yet exhausting week with A and B, the boys packed up and hit the road to Michigan on Friday to spend time with the grandparents. Mr. Marvelous also left on Friday morning to spend the weekend in North Carolina with his parents. I elected to stay home, thinking that a long weekend of rest and relaxation solo would be just the ticket after a non-stop week with two toddlers.
I spent the day Friday as a lazy maiden should: I trimmed things back in my garden, sewed a bit on a baby quilt, tried to take a nap, finished a novel . . . but by evening, I was restless and missing my guys. All three of them. I was rather pitiful really, sitting there, missing my boys, with Goo Goo Dolls “Name” on repeat on Itunes. Pity party for one!
The surefire way to snap out of my blues? Paint a room, any room! Paint, paint, paint! So I set off for Home Depot, in jammy pants, no makeup, hoping I could grab some supplies without running into anyone I knew. I have been wanting to paint our downstairs powder room for some time, I wanted it to be a “barely there” soft green: in the same vein as our kitchen is a “barely there” soft blue. I chose a color from Ralph Lauren’s Whitewash line and went home and got to work. The paint was just fine going on the wall, but dried to a color which can only be described as the perfect McDonald’s Shamrock Shake Green.
I was not pleased.
I quickly sent a text to my BFF, Abby: “It looks like Kermit the Frog exploded all over my bathroom!” Refusing defeat, I found some cream paint leftover from our guest bedroom stripe project and mixed a bunch of the cream in with the green paint. “Custom Color!” I thought. Perfect!! I proceeded to repaint the entire bathroom, called it a night, and went to bed. What little treat did I find waiting for me in the morning? A bathroom that dried to a nearly identical color as “Shamrock Shake Green.” WHAT???!!! Sad, but oh so true.
I stood in the tiny space assessing the damage, drafting a curt letter of complaint to Mr. Ralph Lauren in my mind:
I should be able to rely on you to only supply paint colors which breathe style and romance into a room. You are, after all, Ralph Lauren. What is up with your Shamrock Shake Green!?? If you come to my house and repaint my bathroom, and also bring some samples from your fall line (no size 2s please!), all will be forgiven.
Of course Ralph was probably on Nantucket celebrating the 4th, oblivious to my Shamrock Shake bathroom, so I did what any proud homeowner could do, I went back to Home Depot and back to the drawing board. New color selection: Ralph Lauren Goal Post (what can I say, I’m quick to forgive.) Home I went to paint the bathroom for the third time.
The perfect, barely there green. Ralph, if you are reading this, we are good. 🙂 But please do send clothes. Again, no size 2s. Thanks.
I can’t wait to share pictures of the bathroom, just as soon as my camera is back from the repair shop recovering from the dive it took onto the hardwood floor courtesy of Mr. A and his desire to photograph Fred Thomas all the live-long day.
Here’s to a beautiful week, friends.