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Behr Wild Honey


Kitchen Makeover: All Paint is NOT Created Equal

Ever look at something oh, let’s say 4,999 times and your degrees of unhappiness with said item increasingly grows and then one day the 5,000th time just sends you batty and said thing must be changed immediately?

The 5,000th time that I looked at the burgundy wall in the kitchen sent me spiraling. About two weeks ago on a Friday I just walked in the kitchen and decided I could no longer look at the wall color and set out to Home Depot to do something about it. I had been playing around with a few swatches and was having a hard time deciding. I finally decided on a color and separated it from the others on the color wheel


Would you believe someone closed the color wheel along with the color whose name I couldn’t remember. LIVID.

Didn’t stop my stride I just decided to wing it. After a few minutes of perusing I decided on Behr’s Wild Honey.  Once on the wall I came to the conclusion that I would’ve liked something a little more beige but overall I was pleased with the color change.

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Everything was all well and good until we ran out of paint on Friday night. Saturday morning I set out to Home Depot to get another gallon. Painless, I gave the gentleman at the counter the same swatch card. I  told him I needed eggshell, with the paint and primer in one. He mixed it up I head home.

Then this happens. Ughhhhhhhh.


Do you see that? Look hard.

After a little digging we discovered that the second batch didn’t have the same base causing it to be a little darker in color. ARE.YOU.KIDDING.ME.

So we now have to repaint the first half of the room over again with the same formula we used on the second half.  I’ll look on the bright side, at least I’m not looking at that burgundy. I had every intention to possibly paint the door a blue color and I have since decided that it will remain black.

Speaking of that door, the door that leads to the laundry room that I haven’t quite finished. Reveal is coming sooner than you think!

Excuse the mess. I’m not into styling my home for random photos.


To avoid having this happen to you, if you suspect you will need more than one gallon purchase all of the paint together. In the event you find out later that you will need additional paint take the can with you. The exact formula is on the sticker they place on the top of the can.

Got any painting nightmares to share? Do you have as hard of a time picking paint colors as I do?