Art was more than willing to repaint the boards since he hadn't hung them yet (plus, if you recall, he talked me out of going darker in the first place), and since there wasn't even a half gallon of the lighter gray left to tint darker, we went to Lowe's and got a lower end brand of paint to save some money.
At the end I went about 3 whole shades darker on the color spectrum and the results are what I originally had in mind. A saturated gray that still reflects some light and is not so dark that it is cavernous. It's part steel gray, part gunmetal gray, and fits in perfectly with the space theme.
"Hey mom, get outta heeerre! Don't take a pitcher!"
"You can't see me!!!"
I'm outta here
Where did he go???
The only shred of evidence is a filthy blankie, and Woody, who would never rat out his best buddy.
p.s. I leave on a jet plane today for Nu Yawk City. Art and the kids are meeting me out there on Thursday and we're staying through the weekend, where we will subsequently freeze our butts off and hopefully won't get frostbite. I get back on Sunday, and then I turn around for an overnight trip to Dallas on Monday. A couple of very wonderful bloggers agreed to guest post for me while I'm gone. Please say hi if you can!