Painting Mishap

Original swatches... 

Original swatches... 

As I mentioned before, this past weekend was a work weekend, so after a solid 12+ hours working on Saturday and a little play time on Sunday, I am completely exhausted and all I see ahead of me is some more painting. Not really the best way to start off a Monday. However, I wanted to share with you a possibly giant mishap that I almost experienced myself. 

My mom and I painted the top 27" of the guest room in a beautiful Benjamin Moore Winter White (possibly my new fav) and it was so easy to trim in! Then we started on the navy. From the beginning the can of paint didn't seem right to me, but I figured it was right considering I got it matched at Ace Hardware, but as we got further and further into the can it became goopy, thick and honestly didn't seem mixed well at all. We finished the first coat and took a break deciding I would go back and chat with the guys at Ace. 

Progress... not loving the bright blue.

Progress... not loving the bright blue.

Samples... 

Samples... 

So tonight, I took my can of paint, my sample from Lowe's and was ready to spend some time at Ace. When I opened the can and the small jar of Naval paint next to one another there was a HUGE difference in color. I talked with Patrick at Ace and he explained that depending on the brand of the original sample and the paint you purchase there can be a difference, but this was just too much! Patrick tried again making a gallon of paint to make sure that the numbers were correct, but the 2nd gallon was still bright and just seemed wrong. The lid in the right back corner really shows how bright the blue was and I really didn't want little boy's room blue. It just wasn't working, and I wasn't going to go buy a new can at Lowe's so I decided to just go back to Benjamin Moore's Hale Navy which was always in my top two picks. Either way, I ended with a new gallon of navy paint that doesn't have goops, is more in line with the color direction I was going for and all it took was a little extra time and not rushing the process and believe me I was dying to finish it last night! 

So as you can see above, the room isn't finished. The furniture is all pulled to the center, tape is still on the wall and I have at least one more coat to add to the blue, but if I had blazed ahead in my typical manner I would have just had to redo the whole room. Paint is super easy to change, but that doesn't mean you want to do 10 coats if you don't have to. If the paint is goopy, the color is just off or anything else seems to be wrong, take the time and go back to the store to fix the problem. I can't wait for the room to be exactly how I envisioned even if it is going to be a bit delayed!

Too Mishaps! 

-a.