Finally we have a place to rest our feet after a long days of work.
A place to call our own and do with as we please.
AND BOY have I been doing with it as I please!
When we came to look at the house for the first time (now mind you we were not looking to buy something just came up and we had a deal of the lifetime with this house. So we took the offer!) We walked in and OMG every room was PINK!!!! I am not talking like awww cute baby pink... oh no it was a mauve ugly pink. To top off this pink the floors had blue carpet. So being in the "omg so much paint, work, and money" mood I wasn't to thrilled. Sorry for the horrible pictures I had to use my phone my camera died after the first picture. The rooms are much larger then they appear due to my weird positioning of taking the pictures. It is hard to get a picture of a whole room. Anyone have any pointers they could give me?!
(Very Small Kitchen)
(Dinning Room/Eat in Kitchen)
(Guest Room but is now my Studio)
But then when I started talking to a friend about it she convinced me that it couldn't be that bad and she wanted to come see the house so she could see what I was talking about.
Thank God I brought her because she literally saved me from going MAD! I was so overwhelmed with paint colors. Who knew that there were a zillion and one beige colors that could go gray with a drop of some other color.... UGH!
Our walls at the rental looked like this for about a week before we moved into the new house. Jodie saved me from the craziness of paint choices with one trip to Sherwin Williams. She had me bring a few pillows and curtains with me to match some colors. We had them picked and a quart of Emerald in the color Restrained Gold. I needed to see if this paint would cover the walls in one coat so I wouldn't have to prime! Here are the colors we choose!
(I ended up not using the yellow on the end. Not yet anyways..I stuck to neutral)
Funny thing about these colors we picked were ones I had feel in love with forever ago and had cut out it out of a magazine. So I guess it was exactly the right colors and I needed to roll with it and have faith!
So moving day finally got here and we moved into this cute little house April 22nd! I started to doubt my color choices. When I put a sample of different colors the Restrained Gold looked really yellow. I didn't like it at all! Jodie came back over and told me to just "STOP IT" and trust her. She said the pink was playing games with the color and it would look totally different then it does on a tiny sample on the wall. She was so sure the colors would work she went the next day and bought my trim and door paint. I knew she was buying it so I wouldn't have a choice in the matter because she KNEW these colors would look amazing!.Trusting her and remembering how GORGEOUS her house is I went to Sherwin Williams and bought the paint. Luck would have it that they had a 40% off all paints! I racked up with the awesome savings! After the paint was mixed and was safely in my car I took a picture and sent it to Jodie to confirm I bought it so she could stop worrying haha...
Just a FYI: Paint is not cheap and painting a whole house all at once took a whole lotta money. I love Sherwin Williams. I do recommend the Emerald paint. Yes it is the most expensive paint they have but SO worth it. The paint went on like butter and was AMAZING! Make sure to use a thick nap roller and always have enough paint on it!
I decided on these colors:
Living Room: Restrained Gold(SW6129)
Kitchen: Restrained Gold
Hall: Restrained Gold
Bath(guest): Restrained Gold with Accent wall Underseas(SW6214)
Laundry/Mud Room: Earthy Ocher
Master Bedroom: Earthy Ocher with Accent wall Underseas(SW6214)
Bath(master): Restrained Gold with Accent wall Underseas(SW6214)
Bedroom(Studio): Restrained Gold
Doors & Trim: Navajo White(SW6126)
I decided to go a shade darker in my room and the laundry room since I was going to use brighter colors to decorate with. I had picked out a shade(Earthy Ocher C15-4) from Lowes and had Sherwin Williams paint match it! I love the color its so rich and beautiful next to my blue. It took me a good two weeks of non-stop painting to finish a 1056 sq. ft house. That included trim, walls, doors, and ceiling touch up. I will never ever paint like that again. I am suffering from tendentious in my right and left hand and arms. So be warned if you take on a whole house like a dork that I am then you will be in pain! I am so driven sometimes that I don't just think if I take my time and don't have to do it all at once then I wont feel like a 80 years old getting off the floor or that I walked on needles from tippy toeing to paint high parts because I cant find your step ladder in all the mess. BUT in the end I have a wonderfully painted house and I am officially done on the major painting! Plus I really got my cut-in paint skills down to a rocking roll! I also came to a few conclusions during this madness number one: I hate painters tape. Number two: Dust and vacuum well before doing trim. Number three: Im a big baby and complain allot! I have to say I am pretty good at painting trim like a pro. Even Jodie said so! ;) Well I am sure yall are wanting to see the after pictures BUT being something that I need to learn(aka patience) I will post them tomorrow! Your going to be blown away. Everyone says it looks like a totally different house. Till then...
We are so excited about starting this new home ownership journey and sharing it with all of yall! I hope you stick with us through the adventures!