Sometimes you do something and although you like the intention, you just are not crazy about the results.
That was my dilemma in my family room. I had painted the backs of the bookcases a bright peacock blue. I liked the blue, but it just seemed a little too bold.
Let’s review the whole bookcase change.
When we first moved into the house everything was dark paneling. We painted the walls and at that time I painted the backs of the bookcases white.
It was still too dark, so I decided to paint all of the bookcases white.
That ended up looking too boring for me, and I picked out the peacock blue shade to add a pop of color.
As I mentioned, I liked the idea, but every time I looked at that blue….it just seemed like too much. So one day on a whim, I took that bright blue leftover paint and I added a bunch of leftover gray paint to it. I mixed it up until I came up with a little more subdued blue.
In a picture you probably wouldn’t even guess I had repainted it. But it definitely makes a difference for me, I think the new blue is 100 times better.
What do you think?