Years ago, I mean like when I lived at home and my parent’s whole house was Duron Bone White … I saw this on Martha. It stuck with me. She said to keep your paint stirrers together, and use them for reference when you were shopping for accessories. Here is mine:
I actually took mine a few steps farther:
- I note on the stirrer what color, brand, and paint type it is.
- I note date I purchased it. Did you know paint can keep the same name, but the formula can change! I learned this with my Benjamin Moore – Montgomery White , featured in the Pottery Barn catalog. It changed from ‘07 when I first fell in love and this past December when I went to get a few gallons to fresh coat the house. So, you can see I even noted the formula on that one (second from right)
- I add fabric scrapes to paint stirrers for easy reference (far right).
- I added my floor stain too, so have an idea when buying furniture.
So when I head out to Joann Fabric, or to buy curtains, or to buy pillows I just grab this. And I am certain everything matches.
I Heart Martha … sometimes!