I ran over to Lowes Home Improvement today to pick up my big ass dropcloth (a 10oz 9 x 12 is $25) and passing through the paint section I saw that they are now carrying Pantone-branded paint! I don't see anything about this online -- they only reference Google returns is a tweet from @BellaGrind here.
Paint is pre-mixed quarts in a limited array of colors. Here's an image of the display area from Gilly Grey:
So Pantone freaks of the world - your answers ave been prayered!
I'm not one to just let things be. After I had our hall bath wallpapered in blue grass cloth, I wanted to find a use for the leftover scraps. My bird prints in the dining room needed a little sprucing up so I added a bit of the cloth as a fake mat for each one. Frames are Target.
I had to use two scraps for this one and I varied the pattern. It gives it even more texture and depth! One day I will trim off the edges of the print cleanly for a nice crisp look. I've never had the patience/motivation to do it yet.
(Sorry for the reflection. My hub's fancy Nikon can't compensate for my crappy photo skills)
I also threw up some no-sew panels out of some $5/yard ikat I came across. YoungHouseLove just made some for their dining room out of another colorway!) Drapery hooks + rings are my favorite thing now. They make homemade panels look professional!
And the view into the dining room from the living room. The dining room table is off center becuase there's a big old china cabinet out of frame that's taking up space on the left hand side of the room. Once I knock out that wall, I'm moving it to the right hand side (the patterned wall).
We have a giant hydrangea plant in our backyard that is seriously in bloom right now. Makes for a cheap centerpiece!
We went on a quick Memorial day getaway to the island of Puerto Rico! It was lovely (and hot) and we made the best of it despite losing a day to some terrible weather. RDU delayed and cancelled flights due to some terrible thunderstorms. We would have missed our connection in the ATL so we had to come back the next day for another flight (boo).
Once we arrived, all was well and we explored the old area of San Juan on foot for a day. The colors are so very pretty. In fact, the whole island is more colorful that you'd expect. A big old box of crayons in some places, really.
We were able to balance a little sightseeing with some Caribbean sea-soaking too.