Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Welcoming...Max the Kitten

Against better judgement, lots of advice, and a few threats (Shawn!), we got a kitten over the weekend.  He is a sweet, purring, curious little guy. 

Despite his threats, Shawn has kindly cleaned out the litter box several times for Max.  : )

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Upstairs bedroom walls are finished...

After a false start that left me with some lavendar walls, I repainted with Behr's Silver Charm (Flat Finish).  Much better - just as pretty against the white woodwork, but brighter, more gender nuetral, and more adult.

After the carpet comes up, this room will be finished.  Hopefully I will be able to get the carpet up later this week.  The worst part is pulling up the staples one by one - those things were meant to stay!

Eventually, the woodwork needs a new coat of white gloss enamel - the last people tried to get by with one coat in a semi-gloss, but it did not go well.  For now, though, the room is finished as soon as the carpet is out. 


Saturday, July 16, 2011

Finished with the Downstairs!

After another afternoon of finishing up the bottom of the dining room...

It's finished!  There will be a few touchups in the living room, and maybe a second coat of white in the dining room eventually, but it is done for now.  Here is the completed dining room:


Painting in progress

Some "durings"...

Monday, July 4, 2011

Paint Swatches

No "after's" yet, but here are the colors:

Verdigris in Kitchen and Bath Satin finish

and Coastal Vista in flat finish

Behr to the rescue...

Or, our journey from Tuscany. 

The paint scheme we inherited downstairs was very warm - a salmon orange kitchen, golden yellow dinining room and sun room, an a beige living room.  The living room will stay its current color until I get a better idea of what I want to do with it - it's a nice, neutral cross between tan and vanilla. 

The kitchen and dining roo, though, had to go.  We primed yesterday (with a little help! : ) , and I bought the paint this morning.  The kitchen will be Behr Verdigris - I put on part of the first coat today, and was so happy that the color worked with the woodwork, cabinets, and counters just the way I thought it would.  Here is the kitchen "before"...  the "after" is coming soon!

Click here for the kitchen in progress with Verdigris...