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The Sweet Look of Bitter Chocolate... Paint Afters!

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The master bedroom has finally been painted!!!  Goodbye forever green! 

Here are a couple 'before' and 'after' photos of our paint selection.  Sorry the 'afters' are a little dark, we finished up yesterday as the sun went down (in case you are worried, just know we didn't paint it black).

The color we chose was Behr's Bitter Chocolate from Home Depot. It is a very dark brown with a hint of a warm redish tone when light hits it.  I'm so much happier with our room in this color, it is just more "us" than that pale green ever was. I have to give my hubby props for sticking to his guns about the color.  I was leaning toward a dark gray (similar to three other rooms in the house) and he kept pushing for something that was more brown based.  Once we got a sample up on the wall, I was sold... Here you go Alex, "You were right honey, Bitter Chocolate is perfect."
 Oddly enough, the prep time took longer than actually painting.  Does that happen to anyone else?  Our project started on Saturday night. We had a whole lot of patching to do on the walls.  The worst was the wall shown below.  It had some terrible plaster wall repair done by a previous owner at some point.  The repair consisted of some dry wall tape and a MOUND of plaster covering a giant settlement crack that Alex needed to correct.  He just kept sanding, and sanding, and sanding.  That small spot just kept getting bigger and bigger.
After working on that wall, Alex hopped over to a very long settlement crack that hadn't been patched previously.  He opened the crack with a hammer and screw driver and then....
Added on some Dap Dry Dex patch. 
Once the patch dried and hardened, Alex sanded them to a smooth even finish.  Then we were ready to paint!!!!  Woo-hoo!!!

That took us to the next morning. 
We got up bright and early, did a bit of cleaning and poured the paint!  Alex captured my excitement as the first bit of Bitter Chocolate went up on the walls.
Then, the rest of the paint project went pretty fast...
We ended up painting this little archway Behr's Polar Bear (white) to add some dimension.  I think it was a good choice to enhance the architectural detail of our room.
Again, here are some 'afters', but I think you can get a better idea of the color from the daytime photos above (and yes, the blue painters tape is still up in these photos).
I'm totally LOVING it!!!! 
I can't wait to start decorating.  I've been eager to attack this room redo for soooo long!  I mentioned it on May 8th, 2011 when it was supposed to be our next project... then the tornado happened and ruined that plan.  I have a lot of fabulous plans for this room (since I've been thinking about it for a year) and I can't wait to share my design plan/ vision soon! That Bitter Chocolate is going to be a fab back drop for what we have in store!
  Stay tuned...