After a long break I am back and ready to share some of what I (and Phil...who was a huge help and a first time painter) have been up to the last couple of weeks. The first project we co-captained was painting, and after we did one room it turned into two and then three...we loved it that much! It may sound silly, but I feel like painting right off the bat really gave us an opportunity to "get-to-know" the place. We have explored every little nook and cranny through the painting process. Painting is a little (or at least fairly straight forward) projects that can help transform a room quickly...it's appealing to those who like to be able to see their progress and may be more inclined towards instant gratification!
Here is a run down of before and afters.
This is the color our Master Bedroom was when we moved in...a muted, minty green...I love green but this color really seemed to fall flat in this room.
We wanted something timeless and fresh and after much sampling chose Behr's Rocky Mountain Sky in an eggshell finish. Here is the room after and in the day light.
At night the color looks more like this...(granted it looks even better because I am vehemently opposed to turning on overhead lights...) but the point here is that it is important to consider what a color will look like day and night because it will be different. Make sure you like the color in the day and the night :) I am going to be sad when they take away incandescent lights...sorry all you green folks out there, they just give off the most soothing light...
Here is our guestroom. This was on my list of things that needed to change before we moved in. I knew I would not be able to stand living in a house that had a bright teal room in it...even if I never went in there...I definitely could not ask guests to sleep in a room with such a loud color on the walls. Mostly though it just did not fit with the spirit of our sweet 1920's Tudor... so covering it with something more toned down and classic became a priority.
After at night. The color we chose was Behr's Sparrow also in eggshell.
After in the daylight...see how it looks a bit more blue/purple?
Finally we did the office. I don't have an after for you at the moment, with the rush to the move I neglected to snap a finished photo...and not that Phil has set up shop in there but it's not quite to where i want it i figured I would wait until it was and you could see then. We are on the search for an executive desk...if you I know if one please let me know! The color for the office is Behr's Rhino in eggshell finish.
Look for a future post on methods for painting around trim and what I learned works best! You can see the Rhino along the window and the baseboard...I was experimenting with a few techniques...I will fill you in soon.
Any painting tips or stories you would like to share? Use the comments section. Or just say hi...it's been a while and your notes always make me smile :)