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Not such an expert after all

Hey, you know what seems fun but can actually drive you crazy?!

Picking paint colours.

I was all cool because I thought knew what I was doing because I had such success with our old house (basically just told the awesome BM expert what I wanted and she picked out the colours) but have been stumped by our living room. 

(Not to mention what's happening in the upstairs hall but let's ignore that for the moment, shall we?).

After much research and planning, I picked BM's Revere Pewter to go in this room.

It had everything going for it: Perfect mix of grey and beige (greige)! Stays true! Bestselling colour for Benjamin Moore!

It was supposed to look like this:

And instead it looked like this:

See how, down at the baseboards, it looks lavendar??

Not cool.

Blame it on the wood trim (I do) and the streaky test pint, and yes, I know it would look different if I'd done the whole wall. 

So I painted the whole wall:

And it looked okay but it just didn't look great, you know? I felt it cou…

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