I have been having technical difficulties. My computer decided to stop working yesterday. It has been having problems since we got the internet here at home. So yesterday while I tried to write my blog, it just quit. It was done. It wouldn't let me post the picture of the paint pigment, and it wouldn't let my thumb drive retreive my pictures. So, after a hour or two of working on it hubby got the kinks out of it, and it is working great today, I think. Time will tell.
So, back to the paint. You guys will die. As I stated, we found the paint pigment in a store in Seoul, I should have taken a picture. I would guess the store would be no bigger than a 12x16 room, very small, and what made it seem smaller is there were paint cans stacked from the floor to almost the ceiling. From the door to the desk in the back was a skinny aisle lined with paint cans, if you were a large person, you would not have been able to fit in this store. There were also paint splatters all over the floor and open containers of paint around the small room. After we got our point across, we bought some paint pigment, we had the store owner (who we think was asleep in the back when we arrived) make 2 gallons of a golden yellow paint for us. He pulled out the pigment, started finger painting with the pigment on the lid, then started mixing paint BY HAND. He did this while squatting on the floor. Feet on floor, bottom almost touching the floor, and just squat there and mixed. It was truly amazing how easy he made this look. Hubby and I took our 2 gallons of paint (which was not good quality and cost a over $50) and pigment home. We painted our dinning room and most of our living room the golden yellow. We still have one big wall in the living room not painted, but there is no way we will ever get it the same color, so I am painting it another color.....which lead me to our next painting adventure. As you know, we have the paint pigment. Since the owner of the store made it look so easy to mix paint, we tried mixing it ourselves. The self help store gives us free white paint here on post, thank goodness. We set everything up on our back porch, how hard can it be to make brown - right? The owner of the paint store told us to use a little red and a little black. Our first can of paint was very promising. We started mixing, at first we got a really nice pink, then it turned into a nice shade of lilac, then just as I thought we were getting brown, it turned gray! Aughh.....we tried again. This time hubby did a little research on the computer (his computer, not mine), the internet told us to make green first, then add a little red. After about an hour of mixing, we did it!! We got brown!! It is a pretty dark mocha brown, which is nice, but a little dark for military housing (if we paint too dark we have to paint the walls back to white when we leave & we are trying to avoid that), so we are going to add another gallon of white paint to it today to soften it up. Now, how many of you can say you have mixed paint and made your own color by hand? We rock. :)