- Wainscoting in the hallway
- Trim in all rooms except two
- Windowsills in every room
- Three bathrooms (possibly bathroom cabinets as well)
- Every door in the house, included the front doors
- Exterior of the entire house (plus trim!)
Seriously, I never realized how exhausting and time-consuming painting can be! All you bloggers make it look so dang easy. To make things worse, I keep finding spots that were missed or imperfections that need to be touched up, but the thought of dragging the paint can, paint tray, paint brush, and painter's tape back out of the garage to fix one tiny spot is making me think that maybe I can choose to live with these mistakes. If that sounds lazy to you, than you are right. Lazy I am.
But anyways, we did finish the trim in the master bedroom and Chloe's room last night, so I finally have some before & afters for you. The "befores" were taken during the day, and the "afters" were taken at night, so please excuse the filthy blinds (which we will be replacing soon!). It seems like we always finish projects after the sun goes down, and by that time I'm too excited to wait until the next day to snap my "after" pictures.
I'll start with Chloe's room. The new color is Behr Cool Jazz. I was originally going to go lighter with Behr Teal Ice, but Tony was afraid it would end up looking like a baby boy's nursery. I'm honestly not sure if I love this color yet. It sort of feels like I'm inside a giant mint when I'm standing in her room. Hopefully once we start decorating, it will grow on me a little more.
It's actually a lot brighter in person than it looks in this photo. You can tell the color is a bit off by how different the carpet looks in each picture, even though it's the same carpet. As a reference, here's the color swatch, which is more true to the actual color.
For the master bedroom, we used Martha Stewart Cement Gray, which is the same color we chose for the living room. We also painted the ceiling and trim white. They were actually silver in the first picture, if you can believe that. You can see it if you squint really hard.
I cannot wait to replace those nasty ol' blinds! Yuck!
We officially move in on Saturday, and I'm so excited! Even though this means we'll be spending all of Memorial Day Weekend unpacking....and possibly more painting.
Because, ya know, we will never be done painting.
EDIT: Forgot to mention, we also bought our flooring!! We made a last minute switcharoo because the flooring we originally wanted had to be special ordered, and we didn't want to wait that long before installing our kitchen appliances. So after browsing the available options at Home Depot on Monday, we decided to order Hampton Bay laminate in the "Blackened Maple" color. I didn't think I'd like floors that dark, but after viewing some photos online I decided I love it!
Can't wait to