Saturday, December 12, 2009

World's laziest color scheme.



I was just at Lowe's and snapped this photo. Do you see that??? Some guy matched his paint to his ugly Band-Aid-colored outlet cover!

In this situation, am I allowed to make a citizen's arrest?

35 comments:

gayhooker said...

how dare you poke fun at my decorating style. bitch.

Michelle (Three Men and a Lady) said...

You are too funny. Yes, arrest him.

THE BRICK HOUSE said...

the shame.

it's like wearing a sweat pants to a restaurant. someone just stopped trying.

Decorno said...

Gayhooker, I never figured you'd be a Band-Aid beige kind of guy. Your dildo is glitter purple, after all.

David said...

Beige paint isn't automatically the worst choice, but that outlet cover absolutely is.

RobtW said...

How to choose? How to choose? Between "Band-Aid" and "Old Lady's Pantyhose" and "Campbell's Cream of Mushroom"?

Arrest away.

Cote de Texas said...

no, i think that the person was matching the old paint color on his walls for touchups probably. rather than take a knife to some drywall, he took off the painted switch. brilliant actually!

Decorno said...

Joni - the technique may be brilliant, but the color was not. Trust me.

Anonymous said...

So.Very.Lazy. Slap the cuffs on his ass sugar!

rebecca said...

also arrest whomever mixed that paint up. Aiding and abetting.

Anonymous said...

Some people write their paint info on the back of plate covers.
JJ

Anonymous said...

OK...I must agree that an arrest should be in order in the event that an individual was matching the paint of a switch plate...but what if you have actually come across the originator of the paint for those outlet plates? They are now forever busted by Decorno, the always looking and knowing of potential design failures. Good Call!
Analisa in Texas

us said...

Hilarious! The best part is - he's probably proud (can hear him telling his guests about how)he got himself a custom color.

gayhooker said...

For your information I have cucumber green walls. Won't confirm or deny whether my dildo is in fact glitter purple.

Amy said...

ugh!

and i didn't know outlet covers could have such tacky detailing.

devon spec said...

BLAHHHHHHH i'm more of a troll reader, but this sent me over the edge! ewwwwwwww

sketch42 said...

Cote- somehow I doubt it... Decorno, help this man.

Penelope Bianchi said...

I cannot believe you did not arrest this person on the spot!
I would fly from the west coast to help you prosecute!
And would totally DENY BAIL!!

TOTALLY FRIGHTENING. (I SOUND JUST LIKE MY GRANNY.)

BUT SHE JUST SAW THE BEGINNING.

SHE IS SPINNING IN HER GRAVE.

The least you could have done was to hide the stuff....and hide them separately!

Maybe he wouldn't have searched......he probably would have. The worst color ever is that plastic color of switchplates and plug plates. I wish I could find someone to blame.....however....it is irrelevant.

just plain ugliness. the only thing to say.

You could have been a hero??!!

what does everyone else think?

Penelope

ps "arrest away " is the quote of the decade! Bravo!

(careful with the "old lady "references! fortunately I don't wear pantyhose!! I am 62!!)

EEEEK!!!!!!!!!

Decorno said...

Except that the thing was not painted over and you can see the blob of paint on the can and it matches the sad greenish-beige of the plate cover. You guys give Michelle Adams no credit and then you want to defend the guy at Lowe's buying Band-Aid paint?

I will never figure your crazy asses out.

big boy said...

My landlord.

Susan said...

LOL!!

Susan said...

Hilarious..Very boring!

Susan said...

Come to think of it, Cote de Texas may have a good point:)

DesignAddict said...

I had to enlarge the picture because at first it didn't seem THAT bad. But on further reflection, this is rather ugly. That color is 1920's institutional and probably means that man just got out and wants to feel at 'home'...hey, I am trying to give him the benefit of the doubt or at least a back-story worthy of some pity.

Ivy Lane said...

did he wonder why someone was leaning over his can to take a picture?? Maybe he thought you were going to copy his scheme!!

The Blasphemous Fiendess said...

I think his basic problem is that he is just straight man and matching his wall paint to the switch plates actually seems like a good idea to him.

Richie Designs said...

PLEASE. for the love of God. citizens arrest

Anonymous said...

Love this lazy approach, love that you captured it on film, and love that people are trying to give this guy the benefit of the doubt. What a beautiful world, and even better blog. Peace and joy, SL

Cote de Texas said...

Thank you Susan. At least YOU recognize genius!

Dani said...

Yes. Yes you may.

Kwana said...

I hope you did.

Stephanie said...

AH HAHAHAHAHAHA! That's hilariously bad! LAZY is an understatement.

Holly said...

That's absolutely God-awful!

The Vintage Rabbit said...

This is a riot!!!!



Love your blog!!!

Merry Christmas!!

Smiles, Joy

Jackie and Roseanne said...

Looks like someone needs their own HGTV show.