Glidden sample paint...
Post ReplyPost New TopicPosted 7/27/2009 by Ms Ladibug in NSBR Board

Ms Ladibug

PeaNut 122,198
January 2004
Posts: 1,602
Layouts: 0
Loc: Massachusetts

Posted: 7/27/2009 8:47:25 AM
Has anyone painted wiith the free sample quart that they recieved? What color and what did you paint?

"The greatest good you can do for another is not just to share your riches but to reveal to him his own."

Benjamin Disraeli

Handle every stressful situation like a dog.
If you can't eat it or play with it,
Just pee on it and walk away.

When does football season start?

PeaNut 182,623
December 2004
Posts: 6,993
Layouts: 0
Loc: USA

Posted: 7/27/2009 8:49:11 AM
I haven't painted anything with it yet. I got Mountain Heather, a light lavender shade.


PeaNut 245,247
January 2006
Posts: 88
Layouts: 1
Loc: WI

Posted: 7/27/2009 8:54:41 AM
I haven't painted anything yet either. I got very violet. Going to be in the bathroom, though!

Ms Ladibug

PeaNut 122,198
January 2004
Posts: 1,602
Layouts: 0
Loc: Massachusetts

Posted: 7/27/2009 9:04:03 AM
I haven't painted anything either....color..New Grass Green.

"The greatest good you can do for another is not just to share your riches but to reveal to him his own."

Benjamin Disraeli

Handle every stressful situation like a dog.
If you can't eat it or play with it,
Just pee on it and walk away.


PeaNut 100,376
August 2003
Posts: 674
Layouts: 23
Loc: Pittsburgh, PA

Posted: 7/27/2009 9:29:30 AM
Haven't painted yet but I got the Lemon Yellow


Pea'in in the SUNSHINE

PeaNut 147,932
May 2004
Posts: 14,650
Layouts: 149
Loc: California

Posted: 7/27/2009 9:31:49 AM
I painted a big rectangle on my living room wall to see if I like the color. I am still trying to decide.

Eta- I got caramel


PeaNut 179,915
December 2004
Posts: 4,064
Layouts: 81
Loc: Wisconsin

Posted: 7/27/2009 9:33:08 AM
I got Forest Khaki, thinking it might be a good color for my bathroom, but I don't care for it. So, no plans in mind for it right now.


PeaNut 82,273
April 2003
Posts: 3,606
Layouts: 9
Loc: Out and About

Posted: 7/27/2009 9:34:18 AM
I got Red Delicious and it's going on one wall of the kitchen as soon as the rest of the wallpaper is down

Did anyone else get an email with instructions on how to open the paint can??? I thought that a bit odd.

"It's ALL just paper......'til you add adhesive, a little love and some pixie dust."


****I wish you Love, it's All you need. I wish you Laughter, and hope you find Joy in the journey. I wish you Tickles, because you can't tickle someone without touching them and forming a connection. I wish you Teases, because everyone needs a little humour to get them through the rough spots. I wish you Frogs, because there are NO Frogs just Handsome Princes & Beautiful Princesses who don't know who they are, everyone needs someone to love them in spite of themselves warts and all. Finally I wish you Jelly Beans because life's sweetest moments can come in all sorts of colours and flavours.****Crookston Family Motto****


Ms Ladibug

PeaNut 122,198
January 2004
Posts: 1,602
Layouts: 0
Loc: Massachusetts

Posted: 7/27/2009 9:40:46 AM
I got that e mail too..but by the time I got it I had already figured out how to open the can.

"The greatest good you can do for another is not just to share your riches but to reveal to him his own."

Benjamin Disraeli

Handle every stressful situation like a dog.
If you can't eat it or play with it,
Just pee on it and walk away.

I really should be doing something else.

PeaNut 132,554
February 2004
Posts: 13,321
Layouts: 64
Loc: Land of 10,000 Lakes

Posted: 7/27/2009 9:41:31 AM
Before you paint anything, I have a tip for you...Buy a big piece of white foam core or other poster board and paint that instead of directly on the wall. Then you can move it around in the room to see how the color looks in each area rather than having big splotches of color in lots of places. If you take a while to make a decision, this is a great way to test lots of colors.



...I know the heart of life is good. ~ John Mayer

No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted. ~ Aesop



PeaNut 359,731
January 2008
Posts: 4,862
Layouts: 1

Posted: 7/27/2009 10:03:39 AM
I got the email too but by that time the paint had already made it to the wall. I got sexy pink for DDs bedroom and she LOVES it! It looks amazing, so vibrant and girly. I'll definitely be buying more to finish her room.

prey-sniffing bully

PeaNut 32,477
March 2002
Posts: 25,542
Layouts: 32
Loc: Out in the boondocks

Posted: 7/27/2009 10:07:59 AM
new grass green and i didn't get it for a wall - i've done lots of little projects with it

i painted a planter with it and then used chalkboard paint to paint a splash on the front and wrote the name of the plant on the front



PeaNut 428,727
July 2009
Posts: 2,329
Layouts: 0

Posted: 7/27/2009 10:15:35 AM
How did you guys get the paint samples?


PeaNut 365,301
March 2008
Posts: 1,061
Layouts: 0
Loc: On an Island

Posted: 7/27/2009 10:26:33 AM
People are getting weird things posted to them. Be afraid. Be very afraid.


PeaNut 98,544
July 2003
Posts: 2,601
Layouts: 40
Loc: FL

Posted: 7/27/2009 10:30:30 AM
I painted a wall in the master bathroom. The color is steel blue. Now I just need to get all the other walls done!


ABC & 123 Pea

PeaNut 21,381
September 2001
Posts: 7,856
Layouts: 43
Loc: Dallas, Texas

Posted: 7/27/2009 10:37:39 AM
I got mine, but it's sitting unopened right now. I need to paint my kitchen first. I'm planning to use it to paint a hallway.

Wife of a wonderful DH and mommy to Caden 12-21-04 and new little guy Carson 8-28-08! Teacher Pea

My Pinterest


PeaNut 106,906
September 2003
Posts: 1,433
Layouts: 1

Posted: 7/27/2009 10:38:57 AM
I got a shade of purple and just used it yesterday. My daughter has a tall skinny 7 drawer dresser that had all been painted white except the drawer fronts for a couple years so we painted those fronts and then the frame on a door mirror and the frame on a corkboard I had in the basement to add to her room.

I didn't hardly put a dent in that can of paint, not sure what else I'll do with it.

I'm just PEAchy - thanks for askin'

PeaNut 32,153
March 2002
Posts: 19,603
Layouts: 66
Loc: Land of the Pea...Home of the Brave

Posted: 7/27/2009 10:51:11 AM
I got the email. I haven't painted yet. I don't remember the name of the paint I picked...I'm going to use it in my hall bathroom - which is currently Dutchboy Goldenrod (or as DH says "harvest gold"

How did you guys get the paint samples?
big promotion recently (June I think).


PeaNut 52,226
October 2002
Posts: 2,435
Layouts: 1

Posted: 7/27/2009 11:03:16 AM
I got true turqouise to use in my laundry room.

My mom ordered hers after mine, but got it more than a week before I got mine. Hers was wrapped in bubble wrap with no plastic ring and some of the paint had spilled out of the can, but was contained by the bubble wrap. When she called customer service, she was told that they were getting a lot of calls about paint spills. I assume the plastic ring/email went out with the second wave of orders to fix the situation.


PeaNut 100,104
August 2003
Posts: 781
Layouts: 1

Posted: 7/27/2009 11:08:16 AM
I painted our office Frosted Pine yesterday - love it. Only wish I would have ordered an extra quart for my mom or something - I barely had enough.

Sequin Sewer

PeaNut 140,337
April 2004
Posts: 14,904
Layouts: 104
Loc: Portland Oregon

Posted: 7/27/2009 11:09:51 AM
I got "Soothing Lavendar" and I haven't painted with it YET. I think it's actually going to be one wall of the sewing room at the ballet school. We get tired of starting at the white wall behind our sewing machines.

The blog, finally resurrected!


PeaNut 123,767
January 2004
Posts: 4,245
Layouts: 18
Loc: Fort Hood, TX

Posted: 7/27/2009 11:31:06 AM
I got black. I love black. I haven't opened the can yet though.


PeaNut 396,462
October 2008
Posts: 1,105
Layouts: 20
Loc: Maine

Posted: 7/27/2009 11:43:51 AM
Wow, I haven't received mine yet......

"I tell my husband there can only be one batman, someone has to be robin. Sometimes it's my husbands turn to batman and sometimes it's mine. Quite frankly, if I had to be batman all the time I would find it draining." *maureen* on the 'The Boss of the House' thread 01.21.2010

I'm not a pea, I'm a cherry

PeaNut 26,297
December 2001
Posts: 8,574
Layouts: 42
Loc: In my own little corner, in my own little chair

Posted: 7/27/2009 12:18:09 PM
I got Robin's Egg Blue and my mom got Buttercup, I am going to use them to paint a quilt block on the side of her outbuilding.

Wife to him, mom to them

Keep Me In Stitches- My Blog


PeaNut 269,297
July 2006
Posts: 832
Layouts: 0
Loc: midwest

Posted: 7/27/2009 12:20:31 PM
Scrapnchick, the sample is INTERIOR eggshell finish, please don't waste your time doing a pattern on the EXTERIOR of a building. The paint will fail in no time at all.

Reduce your government footprint.

Ancient Ancestor of Pea

PeaNut 101,810
August 2003
Posts: 6,396
Layouts: 37

Posted: 7/27/2009 12:50:00 PM
We haven't gotten our can yet! Maybe they know dh used to work for Ralph Lauren. LOL


PeaNut 286,882
December 2006
Posts: 4,028
Layouts: 0

Posted: 7/27/2009 1:17:20 PM
So how large of a room will that quart cover?

someone pass the crayons!

PeaNut 169,054
September 2004
Posts: 8,678
Layouts: 176
Loc: in my own little world - but it's ok -everyone knows me here

Posted: 7/27/2009 1:22:09 PM
i got linen white and mom got olive oil (which is a yellow with a tinge of green to it) for me.


PeaNut 269,297
July 2006
Posts: 832
Layouts: 0
Loc: midwest

Posted: 7/27/2009 1:28:43 PM
Lily, a quart of paint typically covers 80-100 square feet of wall per coat. The other variable is how thirsty the wall is.

Reduce your government footprint.


PeaNut 72,225
February 2003
Posts: 2,643
Layouts: 0
Loc: Midwest

Posted: 7/27/2009 1:31:21 PM
I got Prairie Sage, but haven't cracked it open yet. I want to redo the bedroom, but haven't made up my mind what shade of green it'll be.


PeaNut 392,992
September 2008
Posts: 163
Layouts: 28
Loc: Idaho

Posted: 7/27/2009 1:37:33 PM
I got both of mine a while ago. I did spanish olive in the living room, one wall and one wall in the kitchen. It kind of all flows together. I had to go buy a gallon for both walls because the sample basically just did the trimming. Also the color soaked in and I had to do two coats. But the color is what I was wanting.


Jo in Utah

PeaNut 113,290
October 2003
Posts: 3,385
Layouts: 9
Loc: Utah

Posted: 7/27/2009 2:20:52 PM
I got Red Delicious and Saturday I painted an accent wall in my kitchen. I love it!

I had to paint 5 coats because I didn't know I should have used a primer first. (I am a painting novice) I used all of the sample and bought a gallon to finish the job.

I will post a picture tonight. I really like how it turned out.


PeaNut 378,405
June 2008
Posts: 2,092
Layouts: 9

Posted: 7/27/2009 3:21:07 PM
I got Granny Smith apple, and painted the wall above my kitchen cabinets. Looks really cute!


PeaNut 250,658
February 2006
Posts: 768
Layouts: 112
Loc: St.Louis suburb

Posted: 7/27/2009 3:28:30 PM
I haven't used mine yet. I cheated and ordered two. I have a light bluish-green and a deep brown.

I used the same brand of paint for my kitchen though this weekend. I did my whole kitchen with only one gallon which surprised me. Photos in my blog today and tomorrow. I used Whispering Wheat.

Visit my blog with decorating ideas, home renovation, and other fun stuff!
Delightful Dwelling


PeaNut 14,296
April 2001
Posts: 1,820
Layouts: 0
Loc: Maryland

Posted: 7/27/2009 4:00:45 PM
I got Pure Periwinkle and I started painting my mudroom. It's a huge improvement.


PeaNut 59,460
December 2002
Posts: 4,851
Layouts: 35
Loc: Central WI

Posted: 7/27/2009 4:08:48 PM
I got the steel blue too! Thanks for posting the pics.
I love the color. I think we're going to do one wall in my ds's room this weekend.

Mary Mary

PeaNut 140,474
April 2004
Posts: 35,010
Layouts: 13
Loc: Pemberley

Posted: 7/27/2009 4:11:03 PM
I got True Turquoise but I haven't painted anything yet. I'm waiting until we move next month.



PeaNut 11,430
February 2001
Posts: 3,718
Layouts: 23
Loc: No. CA 95610

Posted: 7/27/2009 4:29:59 PM
I haven't rec'd mine yet

I ordered Spring Green (I think that's the name), I want to paint a wall in DSs bdrm.



PeaNut 356,810
January 2008
Posts: 1,092
Layouts: 27
Loc: cali

Posted: 7/27/2009 4:53:28 PM
I got ballet slipper pink for dd's room. Just waiting for a chance when we will be away from home for the night so we don't have to smell the fumes-I hate fumes!!

formally scrappyalaska-but I moved =/

Texan Peain In Minnesota

PeaNut 106,301
September 2003
Posts: 6,369
Layouts: 0
Loc: Boonies , Minnesota( Proud Texan From The Rio Grande Valley)

Posted: 7/27/2009 10:45:06 PM
We received ours last week. The color we got is eggshell the paint is still in the box it came in we haven't even opened it up yet.

Newspaper Pea

PeaNut 219,645
August 2005
Posts: 5,601
Layouts: 0
Loc: State of Confusion

Posted: 7/27/2009 11:20:47 PM
I got Antique Silver but haven't started painting the laundry room yet.


Every time you say all my life it means something different-George Carlin


PeaNut 167,641
September 2004
Posts: 2,156
Layouts: 18
Loc: Kentucky

Posted: 7/27/2009 11:23:57 PM
I got white, going to paint the ceiling where we installed the new attic stairs, its not a big space so it should work perfectly

Ancient Ancestor of Pea

PeaNut 143,487
April 2004
Posts: 5,931
Layouts: 244

Posted: 7/28/2009 7:53:58 AM
I got the Cool Cobalt - was going to use it to paint a wall in my bedroom, but its not really the color I thought it would be - its not a true blue, its more bright and glaring...but I think I'll use it to paint my tv stand in there instead. It was a cool giveaway! Thanks to whomever posted it!

"Thats the story of my life...right there in black and white"
~ "In Color" by Jamey Johnson
Post Reply . Post New TopicShow/Hide Icons . Show/Hide Signatures
{{ title }}
{{ icon }}
{{ body }}
{{ footer }}