Thursday, April 29, 2010

Can't decide, need assistance!

I'ma gal who almost always knows exactly what she wants or what she is gonna do next.  Rarely do I second guess a decision or have to think about a choice...I just know what I want or like and embrace it.  However, every once in a while (must be the full moon from yesterday that has me in a color choice quandry) I need a little insight from creative folks.  I need your opinion with a color makeover for a faboosh vintage sunburst wall clock that I found.  It runs beautifully, but has a good bit of metallic detoriation on the metal spokes. 

Once this happens, you really must steel wool it away and put a primer/paint on it to stop the continued rust and decay.  Normally I paint these either diner pink or diner aqua...but I came across a couple of spray paint cans in this glorious light, lime green that I am jonesing to use.  So here is where I need your help...should I use the really cool lime green or stick to the diner pink or aqua? 

Lime green which would be perfect for a sunny yellow room or retro den, would look great against the black clock face...and, and, and you rarely see this color used...which is another reason why I am leaning towards the lime green.


OR

Diner pink...a color you can never miss with. 

OR

Diner aqua...another color you can't miss with.

So there, can you not see my color quandry?  So please leave your color choice as a comment and help this sea witch figure out which color to use.  I will post the repainted photo next week.

Now, as long as we are talking color, how great are these spring petunias?  I am crazy about this magenta. (you probably recognize that I moved the petunias to put the clock up and snap a photo of it for today's post.)

Petunias are back on the stacking benches at my entrance where they belong.  Have a glorious day everyone.  Sea Witch

14 comments:

Ellie said...

I say go with the green.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Go with the lime green! If is doesn't sell you could always re-paint it. The lime green is unique and will draw attention.

I love your stack of shabby chic benches with the petunias on top! It is still too cold here for any flowers other than bulbs. It should be warming up a little by the weekend..can't wait!

Jen said...

lime green for sure. It will look great with the black.

just call me jo said...

It's unanymous--or anonymous--or something...Go green!

Bettyann said...

Love lime green..my spring raincoat is LIME

Domestic Witch said...

OMG I can't believe the box I received today at work!!! Thank you just doesn’t even cover it.

Tristan Robin Blakeman said...

lime green!!!

Debby said...

I love eroison, rust so i would probably leave it be, but lime green sounds fab.
debby

Cindy said...

Well...if it was mine, I'd most likely go w/ white and the green...and bronze for the metal. I lub it and have been looking for something like that. lucky.

Sandie's Patch said...

Whilst I quite like the rust, Lime Green would look fab.
Hi there by the way, visiting you via Nikis' blog 'Nostalgia at the Stone House', England.
Please do post a pic of the clock when it's finished...pity you don't have three, then you could use the d'pink and the aqua!

Sandie xx

the gypsy said...

I like the rust! I've been looking for a clock like this for my mantle-less 1950's style white brick fire place. Have you checked out the spray paint for model cars? How about sparkle flake electric blue?

Frippery said...

Tough choice but I say green as well.

tracey @ the vintage bothy said...

Hi I think you should keep it as it is, I have lots of old rusty metal hung as art around my house & I am in the process of upcycling an antique chandalier with original crystals & rusty barbed wire.
Tracey

Jacque said...

Good Morning Witch,

I may be too late to put my 2 cents worth in on this one, BUT...if it were mine, I'd paint it SUNNY YELLOW, which isn't even one of your options. So, from your options, I would paint it aqua even though LIME seems to have won out!

Hope you are having a great weekend!