hiiiiiiiiiippity hop hop

happy easter! though i can't really remember the last time i celebrated easter for the reason of easter. it's more about the ham and candy.

if the whole catholic thing truly is the way to go, i'm going to hell.

r's mom sent this sweet easter card and i love it! i think i stopped making cards because i can't make vintage images out of what they sell at joann's. and also i cannot wear them. so, there's that.

but i CAN make a room change within the space of three hours! observe!

no no, please don't run screaming, by the end of today the room will no longer look like the inside of an ovary. i'm not sure what i was thinking. oh yes, i was thinking, "wow, $5 for a gallon of paint?! i'm IN!" i found this color in the "oops" section of the home depot, which really is the name of the section. should have been my first clue.

i remember hating, with every inch of my body, going to the home depot as a kid. then there was the weird visit where i saw one of my teachers working there over the summer-- my 12 year old mind could not comprehend him in that location. he belonged to School. now of course i realize the public school salary forced him to take a summer job, which bites... i digress.

on returning to the depot to get a new and more palatable shade, i was like a kid in a candy store. i think it was because r & i went together, and got Things To Improve Our Home, and generally did what adults do there. i get it now. it's fun.

i just need to stay away from the oops section.


  1. Hi Ms. Balloona,
    I quite like the ovary colored walls with the Bird Quilt canvas.
    Your blog is scrumptious. Happy Belated Easter : )

  2. I like the color too.

    But I'm color blind.


  3. I have similar colour in my room, but I intended it to be red. I love going to the equivalent of the home depot here - it is a sureal land of tv screens showing how to use weird tools. And I am kind of buying things for the wrong purpose - I once both a sealant rubber to built a model out of it...
    What colour did you choose the second time?

  4. if you all had been here in the flesh to see it, you might have gone blind. like, COMPLETELY blind. i'm uploading the new color as we speak...

    geri, your home depotish store sounds VERY fancy. i would probably live there.

  5. Hah!!! I think I painted the dining room that color once upon a time, only I paid full price for a gallon of Benjamin Moore paint. I still love the color but it was way intense for that large dining room.
    LOL about the teacher belonging to School seen through a twelve year old's eyes!

  6. I used to work at sears and the benefit of doing so is that I also had friends in the paint dept., so if they had any "happy accidents"--or paint that didn't turn out how the customer liked it, but was still a pretty nice colour--I usually got one of the first picks at it. You gotta make friends with the paint dept. that way you get all the good stuff :)

  7. friends in the paint dept are GOLD. i used to have one at a hardware store on 9th ave in NY, and every time he saw me coming he knew i'd be back within an hour for a new color. if i didn't get it right by the 3rd time he gave me free paint...

    by the way, i now have FOUR cans of oops paint! i couldn't resist.


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