Can I just say - I LOVE our new color? I'm so glad I decided to paint... it was a huge task to take on, but it's so worth it. And honestly - it wasn't that bad! And my sore muscles makes me happy to know I'm got a good work out :)
Matt acted as photographer during this process. [Editors note: Matt doesn't paint. He doesn't like it and I'm not going to nag him to do something he hates. To be honest, he's not great at it and I'm a perfectionist, so it works out.]
Here I am taping - See all the scuffs? We really needed a new coat of paint on the walls.
Matt got some great shots of the during:
Here's the color!
Isn't it great? It's the perfect greige. I decided Thursday night at 8 pm that I wanted to go lighter than originally planned - so I ran to Lowe's (open til 10) and grabbed two samples. I painted those samples on the wall, and picked the perfect color.
The color: Woodrow Wilson Putty 6006-1, Valspar (Lowe's)
Weird name, beautiful color. It's one of Lowe's National Trust for Historic Preservation colors (I love that collection). Our wallets are glad we went with this color, too - it was only $17 per gallon versus $24 per gallon of Benjamin Moore (and that $24 is the cheap contractor's paint, not their good stuff).
I highly highly recommend Valspar paint. It's amazing quality; very thick and you really only need one coat. I always do two because I'm anal, but I could have easily stopped after one.
Okay, on to more pictures...
Char hung out and watched during the process.
And here are some afters. You only get previews for now because I have some plans up my sleeve for the living room decor and I'll share the full room after I'm done! :)
See this table? I just bought it from Craigslist. Can you help me pick a color to paint it? I plan on getting some antique drop pulls for it too. I also need a new lamp shade.
My final thoughts: I LOVE this new color. It's quite a bit lighter than I originally planned, but it makes the house so bright and airy. I think the new color brings sophistication, but I'm planning on bringing in some wimsy (like my new striped yellow fabric!).
Next weekend I'll do the kitchen & upstairs.
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