Is there ever an instance where a leak is a good thing? A leak in the ozone, a leaky faucet, a security leak, a leaky boat, a leaky diaper (ew)....all not good. Also not good, there has been a leak in our living room ceiling for years. It had previously been repaired on a number of occasions, lasting anywhere from three months to three years. Every time it rained, we ran to get buckets to catch the leaks. As one might imagine, this leaking wrecked havoc with our living room walls.
Last summer, a friend and I bartered services. The practical thing we Hazels got out of the deal was a repaired living room leak. Fingers crossed, this latest fix appears to be holding -- (four months -- woohoo!) Earlier in the week I couldn't think of a single thing to do right or wrong. Might as well do something, right? So I set out to re-paint the living room.
From our living room, one can look through the excessively happy yellow dining room to the wood paneled den beyond, which is a natural yellow orange-y color. On a color wheel, the complementary and split complementary colors of orange and yellow run from blue to red-violet. As much as it seemed like the right thing to do, I just couldn't picture us living in a violet toned living room. And all of the blues were actually giving me the blues. So, instead of selecting complementary colors, I chose three colors side by side on the color wheel : the yellow orange-y of the den, the excessively happy yellow dining room, and now a yellow-green for the living room.
The new living room color by Pittsburgh Paints is called "lettuce alone." Why would anyone in their right mind name a paint color "lettuce alone?" So sad. Any day of my life, I would much rather be bothered than be let alone. Please don't lettuce alone! SO, I've been having fun re-naming the color.....lettuce DO something even if it's wrong, lettuce be friends, lettuce laugh, lettuce sing, lettuce believe, lettuce dance, lettuce go for a walk, lettuce pray....the possibilities are endless.
True story -- the short version. When the Amazing Reese and I met for the very first time, I said to him, "Lettuce be friends." We've been married now for 26 years two months and 18 days, but who's counting?