Good Monday morning! I haven’t been around on the blog as much in the past week due to me painting in every spare moment I can get. We are repainting the entire house (well, all of the inter-connecting walls which is almost the entire house except bedrooms and bathrooms) in order to get rid of that ugly orangey-yellow builder’s beige.
That’s the family room. We painted the ceiling blue about 5 months ago, see here. It’s the walls. You can barely see it in photos. But, if you squint a little, maybe you can see that gray stripe above the ladder? It’s also on the walls, all but the cutting in at the molding. We’re doing a similar light tone, but with no orange or yellow. Instead, it’s a greige – a smooth coffee-with-lots-of-creamer-in-it color in some lights and a soft gray in other light.
We were going to have a painter do it, but then we realized that the price was a little too high, so we decided to do as much as we can ourselves, even though it may take a while. Hope I don’t regret that! But, in the end, you have to keep things in budget. I can be a stickler about that, as decorating shouldn’t break the bank.
So, that means we’ll paint all but the ceilings and really tall walls in the entry, oh and the first step in the tray ceiling that you see above.
I have a question… you know, since we prefer to hire painters. How do you get the part above the cabinets if they are pretty tall and you don’t want to stand on counters and even if you did, you can’t really reach up above and around the upper cabinets? I may have to leave that for the painters as well.
Whew, I need to update those kitchen photos. See how I tried to sort of wash out the beige on the walls here? It’s more obvious than this in real life, depending on the time of day.
I wish the painting was a big transformation, due to the amount of work. It will probably be more motivating. I expect it to take a month of us working and a few days from a painter. But, it’s a big thing to me, in person as that builder’s beige was really starting to bother us.
So far, we have painted the walls in the family room, but not window areas, all but a portion of a window area in the breakfast room, part of the entry and a wall in the dining room. Yeah, as you may have guessed, our house is looking so pretty right now.
Today, I’m doing client work, but I’ll be back to painting tomorrow night as soon as I have a chance.
On another note, I saw these at Homegoods the other day.
Now, it’s time to spill. How many of you actually change out pillows for holidays? For Halloween? I want to know!