Sunday, October 18, 2009

Quaking Grass Green

We went to give blood yesterday, and for the first time ever, my iron was too low to donate. I was SO very bummed. To make me feel better I went over to Caribou and got a chai....all better. I made an appointment for next Saturday and absolutely have to eat better this week. Broccoli, spinach and all that high iron good stuff!

Remember how I was so set on the mossy Sassafrass Green for the living room? Well I had all my color swatches with me in the car on the way to get the paint, and just kept looking at them. I entered the store still undecided. I looked at the greens separately and with all of the accent colors that went with them....and guess what....I didn't end up getting Sassafrass! I ended up with Quaking Grass instead. The accent colors are all so awesome...brown, blue, yellow....I can have so much fun with it.

I got the first coat done!! Chee hoo!! The pictures aren't great, but you'll get the idea. It's such a HUGE change! Here is the hallway when it was the khaki color....

And here it is in Quaking Grass Green!!

I might do the second coat today if my hands will let me. Man, I forgot how much work painting is. About three quarters of the way through I was ready to throw in the towel for the day....but I didn't and I'm glad. Just one coat to go, then trim and it will be time to decorate!

I am off to the grocery store and then I'll decide if it's going to be a painting day or an etsy day. Have a great Sunday everyone!

10 comments:

aliceinparis said...

I LOVE that colour!!!! Wow, it is going to give you such pleasure each time you look at it.

I suffer from low iron too. It is a constant battle to keep it within acceptable levels.

Yum, chai anything always makes me feel better.

Lanyardlady said...

The green is beautiful. So cheerful and uplifting. Great choice! Do you take a multivitamin with iron each day? My kids make fun of me because I take a Geritol vitamin, but the doctor always comments about my great blood!

Joan said...

I like that color too. We are not that brave with color.

I cannot give blood. I lived in Europe in the 80's and they have decided I'm at risk for mad cow - the human kind. Bums me out. Not the mad cow thing, but not being able to give blood.

Kathy said...

Thank you, thank you! I love the color. I got up this morning and looked at it went, "Holy crap! I can't believe I painted my living room green!!"

I do take vitamins that have some iron. I am a vegetarian so no iron from meat....I have to eat a lot of veggies that are high in iron and I didn't eat very good this week. Iron fluctuates a great deal. I really was disappointed. I was just telling Irv on the way over that I was so happy we were making our appts and going regularly now....and then I had bad blood. :(

Oh Joan, that would make me so sad too.

I also have "special" blood and they love me. I am O negative, plus there is something with my blood...I think I was never exposed to some kind of childhood illness that most people have been exposed to, and that allows my blood to be used for babies. I can never remember what it is, but they treat me like a queen. :)

Well, I'm off to start coat #2!! Have a good one!

Angela said...

I love it! Can't wait to see more!!

Life Potentials Network said...

This color is just wonderful! If you want to know the "language" of Quaking Grass Green, let me know!

T.Allen-Mercado said...

Perfect color! Such a dramatic difference already! Love green...and greens-eat up! Have a fab week.

Cathryn said...

Beautiful and uplifting!

If you cook in cast iron skillets, it will help you with the iron problem. That's what I got told years ago when I was doing my vegan-thang.

jen said...

That green looks awesome! Great choice!

Oklahoma Granny said...

Love the color! and I'm not a fan of green. Can't wait to see what's next.

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