I did the linen look in my babys room and it was a TOTAL NIGHTMARE as well. I took the exact colors from the Ralph Lauren book and they came out totally different. The "light" colored look came out denum blue. Besides that it looked like I had panels on the wall from the sections.
I went back to Home Depot (they were great!) and exchanged all my paint to lighter colors. (they took it back even though it was used and gave me new)I tried it again, still looked like crap!
By this time I had so many hours in it. I again took it all back. I got Behr paint and primer. I had to primer the entire room and then put my Behr paint on. It now looks good but I'm still not done with putting up the wood work. I'm so sick of it I had to take a break.
I want to do the suade in my dining room but I'm so afraid to even try.
Not sure what to do.