First, priming the area:
|grey primer. |
didn't bother to do the middle section that will be covered by the mirror
And now, comes the paint. It was looking much more magenta than a deep rich cranberry at first.
The pictures/flash of the camera/light make the paint look very different from how it actually looks. I still have to go back and do some touch-ups, but I am probably going to wait to do that until I paint the hallway-which may end up using some of the extra paint.
Oh, in case you were wondering (and so I can refer back to it if needed), the paint is called "Merlot" by Olympic, with an eggshell finish.