I have a problem....I'm a painter. The longest I have ever gone is a year and I was a wreck. Lately (perhaps having to do with the dark, gray days) "paint" has been really hard to resist and I have fallen off the "scaffold." In the last week I have painted one...two...rooms. Seeing the end of projects in my home, I have recently offered to help friends and relatives paint their homes. I am out of control.
My paint of choice? Pratt & Lambert.
My hook-up? Daly's Home Decorating Center
Part of the problem is proximity. Every Tuesday I have a meeting on Eastlake which takes me right by Daly's on Stone Way. Yesterday, with ten minutes to spare in a tight schedule, I was in and out of Daly's with a 2-ounce "sample" of Sea Crystal (P&L sells two-ounce pots for $3.99 of some of their paints so you can put it on a wall to get a real idea of how it will read in your home), a new roller and designs on my bathroom. I attended my meeting and no one knew, I was "holding."
The staff at Daly's is incredibly knowledgeable and ready to serve. There are paint color (they sell P&L and C2 and wood stain specialists (they have a private label line of wood finishing products that are reputed by customers to be the best). Their mixers are magicians who can match any color. Everyone on staff knows about the supplies and there is even a decorating service available if you need wall paper, upholstery or window treatments.
Last night was perhaps my low. My husband came home and found me, crouched behind the clawfoot tub, with a sample of in one hand and a brush in the other. "I'm ok," I said. "We need a color that does not compete with the color of the floor. Right?" He just looked at me, shook his head and turned away. I know he wants to "help" me, but for his own good he has to detach.
I guess it is back to Step 1: I am powerless over paint and my shed has become unmanageable.
God, grant me the serenity to accept the floor I cannot change,
The courage to change the walls I can,
And the wisdom to know the difference.
Here is a http://www.dalyspaint.com/index.html to Daly's site.