My colour match fail
Oftentimes, this results in more work for Mr. Speedy and I.
Case in point: my attempt at colour matching the paint in two of our rooms. We liked the shades used in these rooms when we moved in, and they weren't totally destroyed in the re-wiring.
Being ever the thinker, I decided that if we could just match the colours, we'd only need to repaint two walls (one in the dining room and one in the living room), saving ourselves some work.
We used the colour matching tool at the local hardware store, then tried to match it to paint chips we brought with us. It looked perfect in the store. On the wall, not so much, as you can see here in the dining room.
The colour is close, but we'll definitely have to repaint it all. Same with the living room, too.
I've learned my lesson: any attempts at shortcuts are only going to create more work. And, I've got loads upon loads of painting to do! But, as a bonus, at least Mr. Speedy likes the new colours better than what we had inherited!