As I write this post, I’m making a pathetic attempt to console myself with obscene amounts of chocolate. It’s only because the dove wrappings whisper sweet nothings and make me feel better, but really, even chocolate can’t console me…
Do you remember when I dreamed up my champagne pink walls? My first step was painting my walls Marta Stewart’s Nasturtium and grabbing a few tiny tubs of her champagne colored glitter paint. I was all “this couldn’t be any easier.” “I’ll be done in under an hour.” “Seriously, this is the best idea I’ve ever had.”
I started by cutting in with my champagne glitter paint. Then I rolled the middle of that wall section just as I had when painting my walls pink…and the next thing I knew, the damn paint dried so quickly (and I am totally a fast “cutter-in….er”) that when I began to use the roller for the middle section of the wall, the paint coagulated and got all clumpy where the corner of my cutting in met my rolling. It got so clumpy that the roller actually just started peeling the paint right off of the wall. It was like a sick, SICK joke I tell you. Only there was no Ashton Kutcher and I’m still -15 mins of fame.
What a crock.
I tried to fix it by using my master ninja painting skills (I mean, HELLO…I was an art major for goodness sake…I think I can paint a flipping WALL) but I just couldn’t make it happen.
I painted over that pathetic excuse for a wall so quickly that all I could manage to do was snap this iPhone photo to send to Liz.
Lesson learned. Only use wall specific paint on your walls.
As a side note…doesn’t the middle section of the wall look F-A-B-U-L-O-U-S? If I could have rolled the entire room and not worried about even coverage where the center portion of the wall meets the edges, I would have married my walls.
In the meantime, I’ve been doing some more searching on the interwebz and I think I may have found a solution.
I sent a paint swatch of my Nasturtium color to a paint store in Massachusetts and am anxiously awaiting a paint that I’ve found, to be painted over my swatch so that I can see if this is the answer to my prayers.
Have you had any paint fails?