|MISSION IMPOSSIBLE, ALMOST ACCOMPLISHED. 7 days ago, I accepted a challenge organized by other bloggers to tackle my biggest project and I decided to tackle my living room which has been a storage room since we bought our house over a year ago. If you're interested, Part 1 is HERE and Part 2 is HERE. Above is how my living room looks today. Confession Time. I didn't finish painting. I still need to do touch ups every where. Painting a dark color requires a lot of coverage/painting, but the big set back was a bad paint color match. Originally I was buying the paint at Lowes since they said they had the formulas for Benjamin Moore's paint. I thought I'd save myself time by buying the paint there instead of making a special trip to the paint store. BIG MISTAKE! I painted most of the room (yes, the second time this week since the first color SW Byzantium was too light) with Lowe's color match for Down Pour Blue and I was very disappointed. It wasn't nearly as dark or deep as on the color wheel. My husband agreed, but thought maybe I just needed another coat since we were painting a dark color over a light one. Also to try to make it work, we decided we'd go darker on the trim and use Benjamin Moore Old Navy to help bring out more of the dark hues in the walls. I went to the Benjamin Moore store to buy the paint this time and OH MY GOSH. The Down Pour Blue paint color from the BM store was TONS darker.|
|HOW THE LIVING ROOM LOOKED WHEN THE PREVIOUS OWNERS LIVED HERE. The walls were a light blue. As I said in previous entries, we have been using the room as a storage room until this week when I took up this challenge.|
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The Challenge link party that got me started on this project:
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