When In Doubt, Close The Door May 7, 2013 DIY, Home Decor, Our House 4 Comments 3637 That’s what I did a few weeks ago after a failed attempt to whitewash the walls in the guest room. Of course I had to do this right before my mom’s visit, so when it went horribly wrong I just closed the door after she left- leaving my experiment out of sight and out of mind. Admittedly I’ve never white-washed before, but I read a few tutorials and thought I knew what I was doing. But the walls look BLUE! I don’t know if I need to put more paint on, or use a different white, or what. But they most definitely have a light blue tint. I painted on top of a dark walnut like stain thinking I’d end up with a nice grey wash. Err….not so much. Anyone have any expert advice? I mean I’m not opposed to going to full-on paint if necessary (the backup plan), but I’d kinda like the grey/rustic/wood look to show through. Here’s what I painted over: I can’t get a good shot of what it looks like now because the lighting in there is bad…it’s not really capturing the true color. But after 2 coats of watered down Sherwin Williams “Creamy,” it looks definitely blue-ish. I’m planning to re-paint in there anyways, but I’d love to save my rustic wood plank look!! 4 Responses Runt May 7, 2013 Why would you paint over that?!!?!?!? That’s amazing!!!! Reply Mary May 8, 2013 Yes! I agree with Runt, the wood plank wall in the photo is phenomenal!! Sooo gorgeous! Did you DIY that?? Definitely not trying to initiate regret if you’re beyond the point of no return– you have impeccable taste, so Im sure whatever you do will look amazing as well… Though it would be kinda tragic to lose all of that gorgeous rustic-ness under a full coat of regular paint! Side note- Stumbled across you’re blog from Pinterest & am LOVING it!! Love your sense of humor, superb taste, crafting fearlessness, and of course your sheer skill & creativity. Want to try literally every tutorial! Reply Rachael Evans May 9, 2013 Thank you that’s so sweet! Yes I did the wall 🙂 No worries, I loved it when I did it too, but I’m changing the decor in there and want a fresher look. Reply Going Grey May 9, 2013 […] I’ve been working on my little blue-cast problem in the guest room that I told you about earlier in the […] Reply Leave a Reply to Mary Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. CAPTCHA Code * Check here to Subscribe to notifications for new posts Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.