How neat would it be if I actually had clay walls? Unfortunately that’s just the name of the color I painted on a few walls in the house. It replaced all the SW “Totally Tan” walls.
The wall that connects the living room and dining room was in terrible shape. Moving furniture up and down had left a nightmare of knicks and gashes which needed to be spackled.
That picture doesn’t even show the half of it! When it comes to future touch ups, you can really only do it flawlessly with a flat finish paint. I’m switching from eggshell to flat with this color change. Spackling is pretty easy, you can find supplies near the paint at Home Depot or Lowes. Use a putty knife to spread some compound into the hole, and smooth it out. Scrape off the excess. I let mine dry overnight, but some compounds can be covered with paint fairly quickly after application. After it is dry, I took a very fine sanding block and went over each spot just to make sure I had an even surface.
I applied just one coat, which covered well. Here are the results!
This blank space will soon be the home of a gallery wall (like the one in our bedroom). I’ve already painted some cheapo Goodwill frames in Krylon’s Oil Rubbed Bronze, and I’m just trying to decide on the images themselves.
Here’s a little peek at that toilet paper roll wall art I made a awhile ago. Right now it’s just hanging out waiting to be painted on some drywall anchors left from those tic-tac-toe shelves we used to have up.
The tea/coffee area in the dining room…I love the color of the wood against the new wall shade!
Overall, I really like it! Depending on the light, it looks more warm and clay-like or cool and gray. Since I love both of those, it’s pretty neat if you ask me!