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All Hale... Well, Half

By The Ugly Duckling House on Mar 06, 2012
When I told the clerk at Big Orange that I wanted a paint sample of "Hale Navy by Benjamin Moore," she literally typed H-E-L-L into the computer and asked me if she got the name right.

This is The South, people.  It's a funny place where those two words sound similar enough to misspell (you'll also find people writing "fell" to describe how they feel all. the. time.).

Anywho, after a final coat over the weekend, I can now proudly say that I have two navy walls in the study-o:

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I'm surprised it only took two coats, but I was using Behr's Premium Plus Ultra which has primer built into the paint.  Coverage in two coats when going from light blue to navy?  Impressive.

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Of course, this is only half of the room.  Up next, I'll need to paint the other two walls white, build (or find) storage, and make over the Craigslist chair.

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But for now, I am taking a moment to enjoy the way the desk I built pops off of the new navy walls.  It's even better than I'd imagined.  And much more enjoyable than the mess I must now clean up.

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