Greenie Greenie Green Green.

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.

Green Wall Fail_

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.

Dark Green Wall

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.

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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.

Wood Shim Stamped Curtain

 

Love Your Guts

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  1. Now you have me on the edge of my seat! Right where you want me…

  2. I am not feelin' it, but I know that it will look amazing when the room is done.

  3. Ooh, exciting. Enjoying the process. I like to see a work in progress in real time. Makes us feel normal. :)

  4. Cannot wait to see what this transforms into. I love the deep moody green…but I have to admit that I may be even more excited to see those curtains.

  5. Lookin' good Mandi! Can't wait to see what kind of stylish space you've got cooked up in that head of yours!

  6. I'm reserving judgment until the final release, but I'm not 100% sure about this one. Still, you have such good taste and I generally love everything you do, so like I said, withholding judgment until completion!

  7. I'm sure it's going to look gorgeous!

  8. im excited!!!!!

  9. i am totally in love with the green! i think dark, saturated colors are on their way back in and can't wait for a little coziness. can't wait to see the rest of the room and am really enjoying you showing us the process as you go!

  10. Oh, Mandi. You make me happy. I want to be your BFF that lives in Layton, Utah. So hopefully you don't have one that lives in Layton already. I love everything you do, and you make me feel good about my quirky style, because it is incredibly similar to yours. That's all I have to say. *hugs* THE END.

  11. Oh, Mandi. You make me happy. I want to be your BFF that lives in Layton, Utah. So hopefully you don't have one that lives in Layton already. I love everything you do, and you make me feel good about my quirky style, because it is incredibly similar to yours. That's all I have to say. *hugs* THE END.

  12. My husband is from Charleston SC and there, that color would be called "Charleston Green". He would LOVE to have it in our house too.

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