That’s right, I have news on the paint color front! We have been in the process this entire week of having the interior of the house painted, and it has been really exciting. So let me share with you what’s been going down.
For starters, for those of you who remember my quest for the perfect “Greige”: We picked a color! To recap, our dilemma was that the paint color needed to span the kitchen, living room, dining room, and hallway, since they are all connected. Gotta love these 60s Ranch homes. The existing color was lovely, but a bit too warm and heavy for my taste. I’ll reveal next week what color we ended up picking for those rooms (SUSPENSE!), but I can tell you we ended up picking THREE of the original six for the entire house. Variety is the spice of life, right?
Let me show you what’s been happening in one of the rooms that is [almost] done.
This is my room a week ago. You can tell it’s my room, because my BFF Skipper has his room in here too….his “room” happens to be a box in my closet, but he’s cool with it. You can see reflected in the mirror is the master bathroom, which (thankfully) we don’t have to do much painting in, since I just did that in December. The bedroom originally was that same brown color (which I found out, is called “Wise Owl” by Kelly Moore), but you can see that we had to re-texture the wall behind the bed. That’s because there was a super charming AC unit from probably 1963. It was rad. Just kidding, it was horrible, which is why we ripped it out of the wall and never looked back.
I actually managed to dig up old photos to give you an idea of the “before”.
So there is the before. Check out that AC unit in the wall. Sigh, I still miss it.
Well, the bad news is I don’t have some sort of gorgeous fantastic “After”, but just progress so far. The paint is LITERALLY still drying, and I ain’t putting my clothes back in a wet closet. But still, you can see the color, which is really exciting. So the color we ended up picking for the bedroom?
Here’s a shot of the room with one coat of paint…
and two coats (done!).
This photo is taken facing towards the bathroom. Yes that is all my stuff on the bed. Yes that is my good friend Skipper with a cone on his head. He’s also had an exciting week.
It is fun to look back at all the little things we’ve done that have made a big difference since we moved in last fall. If you look at the picture of my room from a week ago, you can see that we added crown molding (which makes the room feel way fancier!), and added crown molding to the top of the closet track.
It’s really exciting for me to look back at the starting point, and how things are coming along. Even though I’ve been slummin’ it on an air mattress in the living room all week, seeing things shape up makes it all totally worth it. Plus I can fall asleep with the TV on, so that’s pretty cool too.
Isn’t painting awesome? If you have any before and afters of paint projects from your house, I’d love love love to see them. Email them to me at firstname.lastname@example.org – Afterall, who doesn’t love a good Before & After?