We picked up the keys to our new home on Friday! We also picked up 5 gallons of paint.
I really do not like painting. BUT my need for color instead of beige walls was over powering to that fact.
I forgot to take before shots of the bedroom and any picture of the bathroom which is actually really nice with jack & jill sinks and a huge tub. blogger fail. I’ll make sure to take some more pictures and post.
Okay now let’s talk about painting. I really loathe painting. It’s messy, it hurts your hands/back/legs/neck/EVERYTHING and it stinks. But like I said, I really wanted some color on those overly beige walls. Here are the colors we went with for the living, dining and bedroom.
Also looking at that first color swatch picture I’m kicking myself because I just realized the red color is called New Brick and all weekend I was telling Jonah to stop describing it as a “brick red” color – I was set on describing it as “burnt orangey-red”. But now I see that I was wrong and it is indeed a sort of brick red.
Saturday we started painting the bedroom. It took forever. The sage green was a really light color and hard to get a good thick coat. We spent almost all Saturday painting that one room, and then we stopped for a dinner break. I think it was fitting that Chipotle was our first meal in our new home.
But really this is how we kept him out of the paint – huge crate, new bed and able to see both of us working. Yes that is me hard at work rolling in the bedroom. Also that crate is so big that I can crawl inside too – in fact I did and I took a short power nap with Loki at one point during Saturday night. Fun fact – his new bed is officially more comfortable than our couch. Spoiled dog.
We took a lot of time late into Saturday night brainstorming because we weren’t sure how we wanted to paint the living room. We didn’t want to do all the walls blue because that could be really overwhelming and dark at night. Also we didn’t realized just how high our vaulting ceiling was. We were not about to go out and buy a 15 to 20 foot ladder! SO we decided to do something a little risky and keep the blue paint at the height of all the other ceilings. The beige looks really good next to the blue, so I think it works. We are contemplating adding a self for the entire length of the wall for wine bottles and twinkle lights.
Ugh, look at all the clean up to do – didn’t I mention painting was messy?? Also it’s a good thing Home Depot is only about half a mile away because we ended up making 4 trip there within 48 hours for more brushes, drop clothes, paint, step stools etc. Loki loved to tag along because he gets a bajillion pets and treats at Home Depot. They love dogs over there!
We are officially moving all our stuff into our new home on Wednesday. I hope the weather is just as nice as it was this weekend. I’m planning to get over there tomorrow to clean up and take better pictures to share.
Do you like to paint? What colors are your walls?
How’s the weather where you are?
Tell me one random thing about your weekend!