Family Room Update and a Mistint Mishap

So, my family room has been a work in progress to say the least, and the end of this massive painting project is almost within my reach.   Progress has been made though!

Yeah, I really went wild with reaccesorizing the dresser, right?  I added a little pot of fake grass.  Woooo.  And I don’t know where my basket is that’s normally on that bottom shelf…  I’ll find it.  Eventually.

And then there is this space…

This is where things start to get interesting.  I’m literally within inches of finishing this thing.  You can see in the “after” picture above that there is a small space right by the ceiling that isn’t quite done.  The same holds true with the large wall space above the stairs.  Necessity is the mother of all invention, right?

I must insert a disclaimer here – I do not recommend jury-rigging a ladder to create a DIY scaffold.  Do so at your own risk, and if you get hurt in the process, it’s your own fault.  Besides, my husband did stand under the ladder and was holding it to make sure I had a false sense of security didn’t fall. 

And please pay no attention to the marks on the walls going down the stairs.  That was part of an epic fail in trying to bring the board and batten up the stairs.  We need to buy “Carpentry for Dummies” in order to finish that project because the angles in that project made us look even more stupid than the jury rigged ladder. 

Just when you thought it couldn’t get any worse, I noticed that the paint color seemed … off.  After closer examination, yep, the paint was just. not. right.  You don’t notice in the pictures, but trust me when I say you can see it in person.  That’s right people.  The most harrowing part of this paint project was done with mistinted paint.  And I have to fix it.

What’s most frustrating is that I’ve been procrastinating tackling this space for a long time.  It’s been sitting there, mocking me.

So, in the meantime, let’s focus on another space that is done.  In a non-mistinted paint color.  FYI – the paint color is Palladian Blue by Benjamin Moore.

Have you had any recent painting disasters?

Linking to:
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    June 22, 2011 at 1:16 pm

    You poor thing! You're doing such a great job, though!! It will look so awesome when it's done.

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    June 22, 2011 at 2:14 pm

    Awww, so sorry about the mistint, bummer! But I do love the color you've chosen! Looks great with the board and batten!

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    June 22, 2011 at 2:52 pm

    was the color to be lighter or darker? just wondering cause i love what i am seeing….in person must be drasticly different

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    June 22, 2011 at 2:55 pm

    we get possession of our new house 1 wk today, and then I too will have an epic painting job before me. I also plan on using a soft gray/blue and installing some board and batten. I love how your room has turned out! I'll think of you in a week, with paint brush in hand!

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    Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions
    June 22, 2011 at 3:18 pm

    I had that happen, Jenny. I was so frustrated because you wind up continuing thinking it's just because the paint is wet and will dry the color you think it is supposed to be. I wound up doing mine whichever area was the easiest to repaint. I do love that blue though.

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    June 22, 2011 at 6:25 pm

    Jenny, it's all coming together! Love the Palladian Blue and LOVE the B&B in that hallway… it such a custom look. It'll get done…..deep breaths!

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    Crystal @ Ordinary Days
    June 22, 2011 at 11:42 pm

    Oh, that little hall way is gorgeous!! Bless your heart. I think I would be hyperventilating.

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    June 23, 2011 at 12:50 am

    I love that color and I love your rigged up ladder : )

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    June 23, 2011 at 1:19 am

    that light blue color is just gorgeous.

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    June 23, 2011 at 2:25 am

    Oh my goodness, I just painted my living room Paladian Blue! Well, actually it is Paladian Blue at 3/4 tint. Your room turned out beautifully. It is so fresh and clean! I love it!

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    Connie @ Sensible-Redesign
    June 23, 2011 at 12:33 pm

    OH my gosh what a wonderful transformation! Not real sure about that ladder wow scary. But the color is wonderful and makes the room so much fresher and beautiful!! Good luck with the spots that are "mocking" you. Can't wait to see the results its going to be great!

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    June 24, 2011 at 1:29 pm

    While I can understand your frustration, it made me laugh! Sometimes you just have to roll with it, eh? It's looking spectacular! Can't wait to see it all finished!

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    June 26, 2011 at 1:18 am

    I love the color! I would be so annoyed by that unfinished wall, though. Have you tried going to the top of the ladder with your edger on an extension pole? That's what I had to do, and even then I had to stand on the top step on my tiptoes to reach.

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    Nellie's Cozy place
    June 27, 2011 at 7:08 am

    Love the color of blue, very fresh and pretty especially with all the white in that hallway.
    Yea, high ceilings are wonderful………until
    you have to paint!! lol
    We have high vaulted ceilings so I know the fun!!
    Enjoy your new pretty color.

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    June 27, 2011 at 7:54 pm

    It is all going to turn out soo beautiful! I feel your pain though and it is sooo nice to know we are not the only ones living is disarray! Stop by to see our nightmare!

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    June 28, 2011 at 8:48 am

    I love this blue. I just painted my bedroom in a very similar color. It's so soothing and airy. Your project is coming along beautifully!

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    June 29, 2011 at 4:26 pm

    Love the board and batten! You did an amazing job!

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