The small town Colorado girl who’s obsessed with home and everything that entails! I’m a creative, a decorator, a day dreamer, a huge fan of scones, and I’m passionate about loving where I live and making a home.
Well, I finally painted the guest bedroom wall. I knew it would probably be a little bit tricky since I was going from a white plank wall to a dark black/green wall… and I was right. This was one of the more time consuming walls I’ve painted lately, but it was worth the extra time!
When I first shared my design inspiration and mood board for our new guest bedroom, I envisioned a dark plank wall that would tie in with several other dark accents throughout the room. I want the room to feel warm and cozy. The dark paint color helps create that warm feeling… but it wasn’t the easiest to make happen. Back when the room was our office, we installed the plank wall and I painted it a bright white. I knew painting over that with an almost black like color would be difficult, especially in the “gaps” of the plank wall…
You can see in the picture above what I’m talking about. I used my paint brush to push the paint into the gaps, and onto the wall behind the planks, which wasn’t hard, just more time consuming than anything…
I chose to paint the wall Vintage Frame by Valspar in flat. It’s the same color as the wall behind our dining room shelves, and I actually had enough leftover paint from that project to make this wall a free upgrade. Gotta love that!
It took about three coats, but the white was eventually covered. I’m honestly loving the change. The room is coming together beautifully, and just like I imagined…
In other guest bedroom news… I finally painted the dresser and it looks amazing, and brand new…
I’ll be sharing the full makeover in a separate post, but the new hardware for it got here late last week. I’m totally in love with it…
Look for all of that goodness soon! And, I’ve also fully decided this is the perfect fabric to recover our current headboard with…
It’s a cool gray color, and I love how it pairs with the dark green/black plank wall. It’s such a great combo, and I think the cool gray from the fabric will tie in fabulously with the bedding and white curtains. I guess you could say I’m going for a balanced contrast throughout the room… and I’m excited to see the other elements come together!
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Love it so far. Can’t wait to see it all done.
I love the color you chose, it looks beautiful Shayna!!
The wall looks wonderful!
Very nice. Here’s my helpful tip having painted tons of walls in my lifetime. When painting a dark color over white (especially red or black as red will turn pink because the white underneath telegraphs through). It’s important to prime the white wall with a grey tinted primer. It’s an extra step but sure helps red look red and black look black. Great job on the planned wall….looks fab!
The colour is great…..I love that you used up some leftover paint. I went through my cans yesterday, and now I’m looking for a surface that needs a refresh!
Gorgeous!! I’m so glad you got flat paint. I just was not thinking and I got a law shine from Sherwin Williams but it’s quite shiny to me and emphasized all the imperfections of the wall. But your design ideas are great!!! We got a tinted primer –tinted to match our paint– and it went on quickly. It dried by the time we got to the end of the wall and then just one coat of dark paint covered it all with no problem. I’m so glad you got a freebie cost though!!! It did cover great as is!!! I’m glad your health seems better so that you can do projects.
Looking gorge girl! I totally feel ya on the plank painting. Brutal but worth it 🙂
[…] Since painting the plank wall a beautiful dark gray/ green color, I knew I wanted the headboard to be covered in a linen like gray fabric. I ended up choosing a gray gauze cloth fabric (this is similar to what I used), which definitely wasn’t a solid fabric, but more of a mesh like material. If the headboard I was covering would have been at all bright or patterned, I would have had to cover it before I used the final fabric, but the tan fabric of the existing board blended perfectly. […]