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Billow + white = powder blue

Mixing paint

The internet suggested making the rest of the walls in a room the same hue but three shades lighter than the color of the accent wall. I suspect they meant for me to look at a paint chip and go down three rows from my present color to find my new color, but I instead got out a clean bucket and mixed a bit of blue with a lot of white. (Yes, I  marked the side of the bucket so I can recreate the color if I end up wanting more.)

Painting a wall

I remembered from the accent wall that the paint gets a lot darker as it dries, so I went lighter than I thought I'd want the wall to be. I'll have to take an after photo later once everything's dry so you can see what I mean --- this photo shows the paler paint as it's being rolled on.

It's amazing what a difference changing over from dark wood paneling to pale blue makes in the room. I suspect that once I get over having my office space disrupted, this will be another of those projects that I kick myself for not embarking on years ago.

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About us: Anna Hess and Mark Hamilton spent over a decade living self-sufficiently in the mountains of Virginia before moving north to start over from scratch in the foothills of Ohio. They've experimented with permaculture, no-till gardening, trailersteading, home-based microbusinesses and much more, writing about their adventures in both blogs and books.

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Thanks Anna for answering my quest for a full pic ahead of completion. I am loving it!!
Comment by Jayne Tue Nov 22 08:24:04 2016

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