Halejulah. The green monster is DONE. After having a paint flub last week I worked out the kinks and finally have all of the walls in my bedroom painted.
And glory glory do I LOVE IT. (Can you tell I am feeling a little patriotic today?) It is the exact shade that I was picturing in my mind when we set out on this real time makeover journey.
I was still concerned when I went back to Sherwin Williams that the color swatch (Country Squire) was too light so I had them mix in 75% of the white from the formula (instead of 100% of it). It TOTALLY helped with coverage and lightened it up just enough.
Please pardon this horribly grainy picture, but this is what it looked like at 1 am with both colors on the wall.
Not a huge difference but all the difference in the world.
Painting around the board and batten is always a fun task. Creating a smooth even finish on your boards is hands down the most important thing. It also makes the process really long and boring. But its worth it.
My trick? Use a roller with a really short nap when you are painting the boards. It reduces the amount of texture that you leave. I used one that had a 5/16” nap (the same length that I use when I painted the concrete floor.)
One other tip that I have is to go slow (gah! I know it is the worst.tip.ever.) but you will inevitably get build up on the edges of your boards and that will leave ridges and not look so cute. So in order to prevent that from happening, check the area after you roll it and smooth down any lumps.
Next stop? Curtains. And they are FANTASTIC.