Lady in Red

19 Sep

I was anxious to start painting my baby – my new vanity. I wanted to do something big and bold.   I bought a sample tester of a bright blue paint from Glidden – GLB03 Cool Cobalt.  I love Glidden samples…they only cost a few bucks and have a little paint brush attached to the lid.  Another really great thing is that you don’t have to have the Glidden samples mixed at the paint store.  They are already prepared and stocked on the shelves. Grab and go.  Convenient!

I liked the blue but… since I had a other samples left over from prior projects, I decided to try them out to see if another color was a better fit.

Some of my samples were Behr.  Behr samples are good because you get quite a bit of paint in the container.  7.5 ounces.  The Glidden samples only have 2 ounces.  Behr samples do not have a paint brush but they are the same price as Glidden – approximately $2.99 depending where you buy them.  Not a bad deal for the quantity of paint you receive. Sometimes if a project is small, I can just buy 1-2 Behr samples to complete it (as opposed to buying an entire quart or gallon).  The bad thing about the Behr samples are they have to be created at the paint store.  Sometimes lines are long and waiting for paint to get mixed can take forever.

I decided on Glidden GLR06 – Red Geranium.  I was never anticipating painting the vanity a red color but I love how the sample paint looks. It’s a beautiful shade of red with a very slight orange hue.

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