If you have the May 2011 issue of Country Living magazine, you may have seen this photo in the antiques appraisal article:
And then it hit me--duh, I can make aqua walls! My family room is connected on one long wall with my kitchen. Last year we repainted that portion of the walls and the kitchen in good-old Sherwin-Williams Rice Grain.
Here's how our living room looked yesterday.
The Mister is out of town this week so I'm on my own for this project. Oh sure, I could wait until next week when I have his help and could probably get it done in half the time, but I want it done NOW so I'm willing to go it alone. I'm pretty sure The Mister is thrilled that he gets out of painting! Today I had two hours to paint during the time that Maren is at school and Porter naps.
Once again, my proclivity for underestimating the amount of paint needed for a room has shown itself. I knew that going over a dark paint with a much lighter shade would require some kind of priming. I bought the Sherwin-Williams Super Paint that's supposed to be self-priming, although the salesman told me I'd need two coats because of how dark the navy is. He was right, it will. And although I've only done 1/3 of the area, I've used nearly 1/2 the paint, and then I still need to do that second coat.
Any advice on Behr vs. Valspar?