I love how paint can so dramatically change the look of a room but I have a serious love/hate relationship with it! And for some reason, Paige’s room has had so many ups & downs! The most recent hiccup occurred last week after I hung the tassel garland. I went to fill a few holes and touch up the paint, no big deal, right? I had just been at Sherwin Williams and got another sample of Silverplate at 50% to have for future touchups. I started to touch up the areas and very liberally (as you will see below) just painted over the areas in need. It didn’t even cross my mind that the paint sample would potentially not match the paint I had on my wall! Oh, naive little me. I stared at it after I finished and panicked!! It was way too light! I ran out to the shed to see if we had any of the original paint left over. Our bedroom is actually paint Silverplate as well but at 100% and nothing in the shed was marked 50% or 100%. So I did my best guess and went back and painted the same areas with what I thought was now the correct shade…nope. Serious FAIL. You can see below –
Now the paint was too dark! I was so frustrated with the paint and mad at myself. Reagan went out of town for a few days so I just let it be and stewed over what I should do. On Sunday afternoon Reagan came home and took Paige to the pool. I knew that if I was going to have to repaint this whole wall this was my opportunity!
I decided to try one more time to match the paint. I mixed a little of the “too dark” shade with the “too light” shade. I was hoping that I could still just paint over my boo boo area (because I’m lazy and impatient). After watching paint dry for a bit I finally added a lot of paint together and you guys…it MATCHED! I don’t know how it happened and I honestly don’t recommend it because I am pretty sure it was a fluke! I ended up rolling a huge area still but I was so happy that I didn’t have to totally repaint the whole wall! The only problem was that now the room was a wreck…
Why is it that projects have to get really ugly before they finally get pretty??
Well, good news is that the wall is painted and I finally snapped a few shots of the garland hanging up!! Woo hoo! Here’s a sneak!
More (pretty) pictures to come tomorrow!!