Remember - It's just paint.
You don't like it? You can change it.
There's a reason why OOPS! paint is in the OOPS! pile. Although I had spotted this oops mossy-green paint back in '04 - I never felt inspired to use it (it seemed too dark). Since I was wanting to refresh our dining space for Spring, I thought this would be a great chance to use it. It was a little darker than I'd like, but I thought the sunlit space would brighten it plus I could lighten it with white... and then with cream... but as I did it became even more of an oops!! (I think it needed more saturation and life - probably I needed yellow to lighten & brighten it).
My paint supervisor - Sephora.
Still too dark in the space with this green...
On trend yes - But no likey for now.
This is a pic of the mossy green - being painted over with
Sherwin Williams LIME RICKY!Rather than get upset over the effort, I thought ok - I'll consider this the primer to cover the RL Crosby brown and I set out to a nearby Sherwin Williams to pick up a more cheerful shade of green - and FIX MY OOPS! Even though Military Green is on trend (featured in House & Home) - I wasn't "feeling" it in our space.
Living room (background) already refreshed with green, black & white.
Apples in the kitchen for a pop of green.
Moss green already on wall - but not a happy feeling in space.
Patterns on tables are from two fabrics from free samples my friend Jose gave to me I really wanted to use them in the space (but that's another post).
Not too light - not too dark...
I went with the happy medium - Lime Ricky.
Oh it's definitely a HAPPY and REFRESHING
I'll reveal some shots of the refreshed space shortly... Right now I'm on my way out to make a donation drop off to Goodwill... Hmmm.... I wonder what I might find there? Stay tuned!!
and CHEERS - from a happy green =)
BTW: Bring your sunglasses with you when you come back to see the space...
The hubs said I was hanging around David too much and got color-splashed! lol
*** UPDATE ***
The olive above was too drab for Spring...
Lime Ricky makes me sing!
It was a risky, but it's just paint!
And I'm really loving the fresh look!
And it became a wonderful backdrop to create
some refreshing Spring tablescapes for Easter!
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