11 January 2010


a 10% off day lured me to homebase at the weekend...in need of some paint for nursery furniture. but the dulux mixer was out of order and the range of eggshells on the shelves was totally uninspiring. the temptation of the discount and an eagerness to start the project almost led me to make a reluctant purchase but i was strong willed and decided to hold out for another shop and another day.

so i have one coat on already and am super pleased to have found another paint outlet. john lewis have this great sanderson mixing station with...wait for it...a choice of 1352 shades. yes...you will not be surprised that it took me a while to make up my mind!


  1. 1352?
    How wonderful.
    Paint choices can't be rushed.
    The orange is interesting moi.

  2. I am in love. I wish I could come visit your nursery. The colours you are choosing are just devine.

    I saw the most beautiful japanese fabric for a baby wrap and straight away thought of you. It is just the pink and grey you have chosen.
    http://www.kelanifabric.com.au/index.php?PCID=11762&PSO=236&PSID=VTMAIMF 028P&PSV=Primary&CDO=

    Enjoy the nesting!

  3. How i wish I had your patience! What a lucky baby to have such a pretty nursery, will we get to see pictures of the finished room? pretty please!

    I have had my second disaster with Homebase and it's dulux mixing station. Sanderson and John Lewis sounds like a much better combination. Thanks for the tip

  4. great colour choices! i don't know what it is about colour charts & sample pots but i go a bit crazy over them! and the fact they are sanderson aswell-heaven! have lots of fun painting the furniture! x x

  5. oh my....
    i would never be able to decide - i struggle with F&B :)
    cannot wait to see those two yummy colours in place...
    t x

  6. Both are beautiful colors! I have the hardest time picking out paint myself. Good for you for resisting the urge of a discount and waiting to find something you loved.

  7. Hi Kelly,

    I came across your lovely blog and thought you might like to take a peek at mine. I'm a Scot living in the French Alps and write about food and renovating our old watermill. Would you be interested in exchanging links?



    email: atasteofsavoie@gmail.com

    PS I'm loving that orange!

  8. both colors are wonderful! lovely shots too.

  9. i love the colors you've chosen! looking forward to seeing it all come together.

    (stumbled on your blog somehow -- lovely!)

  10. Anonymous21.1.10

    Love these photos - so simple and pretty :)


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