Real Time Room Master Makeover Fail #1

You guys.  I was really hoping that my first real time bedroom post was a stunner…but alas it is struggling a little.

A few months ago Jenny painted her guest room this SUPER dark teal called Bavarian Forest (in her pictures it looks more green than it actually is in real life) I loved how dramatic it turned out and stashed the uber dramatic green away in the very large and cluttered design file in my mind.


Fast forward to the bedroom makeover.  I knew I wanted something dark on the wall behind my bed because of the fun headboard project I have in mind.  My first thought was my go to dark gray that I have used here and here.  It would be really great to mood up the room a little and let the headboard be the shinning star that it is.

Living Room Makeover @ Vintage Revivals

After thinking about it for a while (approximately 5 minutes) I decided I needed something with  more color. So my mind then went to a dark navy.  Which I considered for a lot longer (approximately 10 minutes)  and decided that navy wasnt right either.

Then I remembered the dark green that I had filed away so many months before.  So I called my MIL (she is my sounding board when it comes to all things design) and she gave me the thumbs up.

I went to Sherwin Williams and had them custom mix a color for me.  I took their darkest green (Country Squire)and had them take all of the white out of the formula to make it even darker.

Green Wall Fail_

Which created 2 problems.

1.  When I woke up this morning my wall was almost black with a green tint.

And 2.  The white sort of stabilizes the formula and helps with the coverage.   Who knew?  I am super excited to get the new formula up on the walls and see how it looks.

So I am pulling out the white flag on the painting post I mentioned on FB that I would have for you today.

I am heading to Sherwin as we speak to get the regular color with no modifications.

One thing is for sure.  I am not giving up on the green.

Love Your Guts


  • Tiffany Hevel 02.07.2013 at 11:55

    Can't wait to see how the new color looks!

  • Nine Red 03.07.2013 at 17:29

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