Monday, September 26, 2011

Whitewash and a bit of the Blues

I've been doing a lot of painting lately. (Zach has been providing moral support, taking time during his study breaks to tell me how good the paint job looks). If you remember from some of the before pictures, there was a lot of brown going on in the kitchen and living room. The doors and trim in the rest of the house are white, but the doors and trim in the living room and paneling in the kitchen were unpainted.  It took two coats of primer and two coats of white semi-gloss to brighten up the trim and doors (I used Bleached Linen by Behr). There's something very discouraging about brushing on that first coat of paint and knowing you will have to repeat the process three more times. But it was worth it and made a huge difference in the space.

Before





After

We painted the living room the same color as our last, since we had nearly a gallon of paint left over, and still really liked the color. The color is Gentle Tide by Glidden (which has been discontinued, but we've hung on to the paint swatch and they'll still mix it for you at the store). Thankfully the paneling in the living room had been painted, so no priming was needed, but it was still a huge pain to make sure the paint got into all the grooves.





More paint progress to come, all in my predictable color palette of "greige", blue, and green.

4 comments:

  1. It looks beautiful! I still really love that blue.

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  2. You guys have a real eye to create beautiful spaces in your home!

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  3. Your home really does look like it's straight out of a magazine. Wish I were as crafty and resourceful as you!

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  4. Gorgeous! Isn't it amazing how a coat of paint (or two or three...) can really make a house feel like a home?

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