I wouldn’t have shared my new wood plank wall with you the other day if I had known I’d be painting is so soon! The original plan was to spray it white along with all the trim when we got around to installing that. But plans changed. Surprise, surprise!
The other day I was perusing pinterest and I came across this amazing paneled wall.
And that reminded me of this PB paneled wall that I’ve loved for a long time.
So, the white was officially out and dark was in!
The bad thing about painting this wall with a dark color is that we only painted the wall behind it with primer. Because I was going to paint it white, remember? So instead of not really having to worry about the grooves, now I had to figure out how to get them filled with dark paint. I started with my regular paint brush, but that wasn’t working. Then I grabbed an angled trim brush, but that was taking for-ev-er! I finally figured I’d give an artist brush a try and it worked like a charm! It got in the grooves perfectly and took way less time!
I painted the wall with a custom mixture of Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint. The first coat was a mixture of equal parts of Artissimo, Trophy, and Dried Lavender. The second coat was a little different. I wanted to go for a more washed, rustic feel with lots of texture, so I changed the color just a bit from the first coat. I first added a little bit of Typewriter to my original mix to darken it up, but it made it too gray, so I had to add in some more Artissimo.
If you really want to recreate this color, I’d say is “about”
3Tbsp + 1 tsp Artissimo
3 Tbsp Trophy
3 Tbsp Dried Lavender
1 tsp Typewriter
I’m sure there’s an easier way to get to this color, but by now it’s done with and I’m not going to try to figure it out!
Anyway, I am so much happier with this color than my reddish unfinished boards! It’s starting to feel a little more finished, which I love! And I really think the dark color is a great contrast to the light gray walls and white ceiling.
I was originally going in a more bright-cheery-pops-of-color direction for the basement, but now that I’m working on it, I’m feeling more of a rustic, industrial look. Who knows. It’ll figure itself out as the room progresses!