red cent

i have an ongoing romance with the ugliest paint color in the world.  i love it.  just not necessarily in my basement.  it really works better in lots of light.

i saw it in someone’s house 8 years ago and was enamored.  i asked her the name and when i got to the paint store and looked at the chip i was like, that can’t be it.  that’s brown.  and ugly.  but in the right light it can be pink, coral, orange, or red.

in my basement it just looks like rust.  apparently.

to liven it up i want to throw in a huge map above the couch.

i think hubby actually wants a raven map.  they’re cooler i guess.  although it would probably look better in the toy room.  which means i still have to think of something for above the couch.  any ideas?

and my brother is bringing me a sheepskin rug from argentina, for in front of the fire.  at least that is what i have told him.  and i still have a bazillion plans for the toy room (mostly involving built-ins).  but i don’t want to think about it right now.  it’s past my bedtime.

although i do need to refinish that huge coffee table i drug in.

and one thing i am going to do before i can’t stand it another second is have my carpets cleaned.  i am going to stick a post-it-note to my forehead.  “clean your filthy carpets you sick animal.”

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7 Responses to “red cent”


  1. 1 Grandma Sandy April 6, 2011 at 9:14 am

    we have a huge map. it is in the shop at the moment. ask dad

  2. 2 suepolski@gmail.com April 6, 2011 at 10:53 am

    Why not get a Raven Map? Their One World Map or Countries of the World Map would fill up the space behind the couch nicely, and their color palette is beautiful.

  3. 3 Grandma Gayla April 7, 2011 at 5:06 am

    Your basement looks great with that oolor.

  4. 4 mavis April 7, 2011 at 7:49 am

    i know, i do like the colors on the raven map. odds are i will repaint the basement. i like that color best in light, when it turns this color:

    morning light, to be exact. i will just have to find the right paint sample and cut to the chase. but i am sure i have enough things to keep me busy until then.

  5. 5 Grandma Gayla April 7, 2011 at 12:58 pm

    That’s pink, you know.

  6. 6 mavis April 7, 2011 at 1:14 pm

    i know, i’m incorrigible.


  1. 1 now that’s what a toy room is supposed to look like « Trackback on September 24, 2012 at 2:23 pm
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