Tuesday, January 29, 2013

The Paint on the Wall

We finally did it!  We got rid of the boring builder's paint color in our living and dining room.  It took us nearly a year and a half to do it, but it's done and we LOVE it! 

As I discussed here, we started with removing all pictures, curtains, etc. and prepped the walls for paint by using compound to cover any holes and imperfections and gave them a good sanding.  We then taped the entire room using FrogTape, which I am in LOVE with!  We've always used the standard blue painter's tape and never ended up with crisp, clean lines...but we did this time using good ol' FrogTape

The other thing we did differently when painting these rooms...we painted the first coat with 2" brushes.  Now I know you think we're crazy, but once we did all the trim work all we had to do was fill inside the lines....much like coloring a picture.  I can say this did help with coverage and we saved a ton on paint.  We purchased five gallons of paint and only used about a quarter of the bucket.

Once the first coat was on my husband started giving me crap about the color and how "blue" it was, but I knew that would change or Sherwin Williams would owe me a refund!  After the second coat the "gray" finally came through and looked amazing! 



I can't wait to change out some of our decor and add floor to ceiling curtains, which will only add to the height of our ceilings and windows.  We plan to DIY some stripped curtains like Jennifer's over at Blissfuly Ever After...I'm super excited for it all to come together!

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  1. Holy bananas! The colour is gorgeous and works so well to off-set your lovely trim details and the warmth in the floorboards. Long curtains will look amazing in there.

    1. Thanks for stopping by Kristine! I am really happy how it turned out. I can't wait to complete some other projects that I have going on in these rooms and share those as well! I hope you keep checking in on our progress!!

  2. I love the new color on your walls. You have a beautiful house.

    1. Thanks Brandi! I hope you stop back by this week to see our hallway reveal!