After buying the jadite color cake stand this summer, I got a hankering for that shade of green. One Saturday morning I set off to Home Depot to find a similar paint color. Armed only with a photo of the cake stand on my phone, I began searching through allllll the greenish paint color cards. I had narrowed my choices down to a few color cards and was standing in a very long line at the paint counter, when I spotted a gallon of "oops" paint with a green smudge on the lid.
So at this point the question running through my mind was "Do I want to take a color that is close to what I'm looking for and check out immediately, or do I want to stand in line for a long time and get a color that may not be exactly what I want when I get it home?". Oh, and the gallon of "Oops" paint was only $9. Sold.
Now I just have to resist the urge to paint more things green :)