There is just something about spring that brings out the ambition in me. Last year in March, I re-painted the office. This year............ is a much bigger ambition.
I plan on painting the house. Yes, pretty much the entire inside of the house. Currently, there is this goldish-yellow-beige that covers the house:
At first I didn't mind it. Then I grew to prefer something else, then I just grew to dislike it. It's probably why I don't feature the house too much here on the blog. So I sent out a request to my in-laws to paint the entire house*, and they came back with a yes! It needed a fresh coat of paint anyway and I'm doing all the labor so it's a win win for them. I'm going with a "griege" - a grayish beige. I think it will be a great neutral, and won't blend in with the floors, furniture and drapes as much.
Currently, my contenders are Revere Pewter and Stingray (both Benjamin Moore). I'm planning on painting large swatches on the walls tonight, so I thought I'd make it official and post my plans today :) No backing out now!
Of course, I'll blog my adventure; the good, the bad and the ugly. I know my arms, back and core are going to be killing me in the next couple weeks, it's going to be a big, grueling job. The rooms I need to cover are:
- living room
- dining nook
- tiny little upstairs
- upstairs and master bathrooms (maybe)
But by doing the labor myself will save hundreds of dollars and it will be a great workout. It will take me a couple weeks, but I've consulted a local paint shop and the total for paint will only be around $140 for the whole job.
And don't think the ambition stops there - I have a few other projects up my sleeve that involves a lot of DIY action, too. It should be a fun, busy spring/summer!
*My husband's parents own the home we live in and we rent it from them, which is why they get final say on house projects. They are undeniably generous and we are forever grateful to them for letting us rent this amazing home while we are in our poor early-twenties, newlyweds stage of our lives.
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