Well, five coats of paint and three days later, I finished my one wall and the space over the mantle, finally. I have decided I am not a patient project person. I am used to taking on a project and finishing it in a day. In the past I completely prepped, painted, cleaned up, and resettled a a large room in one day. These three day thing with the furniture all pulled to the middle of the room and everything covered in slippery, crinkly loud plastic is the pits! But, it's done and I am just LOVING this new red painted wall. It' warm, dramatically bold, classy, clean, and well, just me. Here's a look. I took pictures both during the day and at night with the lights on. Looks good all the time!
Evening and daylight in the dining room:
Wall over the fireplace evening and daylight: