Sunday afternoon about 2pm I decided to paint my living room. We moved in our home about a year and a half ago and I have been living with the colours I inherited. This brown with an olive-y green undertone was just too dark for me. I painted for 2 hours Sunday before I lost the light.

I chose SW Ramie which still has a green undertone, but lighter and calming.
Will show finished product later, I failed to get a snapshot before I lost the light today.

While I was up and down the ladder, twisting and turning, oy, the hired painters were in my bedroom. Same dark brown...not me.

I managed to get everything out but the bed and the armoire.

Painters weren't quite finished in the bathroom when I snapped this. I chose SW Ellie Gray and WOW what a fabulous difference. This room is a work in progress and will post the metamorphosis when it is complete. I have some fabulous fabrics all picked out!

I haven't painted in a while and I know why....advil and hot bath are calling my name. It took me all day to do 3 walls. I'm a perfectionist. I use an artists flat brush on the trim to make sure the lines are straight. I know, I do it to myself.
DH is sure going to be surprised when he gets home the end of the week!



  1. The color shades look better already! Looking forward to see the completed project, as I'm sure you are too.

  2. Good for you...and I am impressed with your attention to detail!

    That image with just the chair and armoire is beautiful!

  3. sophie dahy designsNovember 17, 2009 at 8:10 AM

    Renae, how exciting! Color makes such a HUGE difference!

  4. Looking really good before you even finish!

  5. It'll be fun to see the 'after' photos!

  6. I am excited to see she after images as well! Changing wall colors is the best way to freshen and update!

  7. Bedroom looks great...thanks for "naming names". Can't wait to see the after pictures! Merci, Trish

  8. Painting rooms is definitely a PAIN!!! Can't wait to see it all done!
    I am thinking of changing my dining colour... red to ???? not sure... hmmmm... I've NEVER been happy with the colour of it... le sigh!

  9. Can't wait to see the after. I love paint, but hate painting. Thanks for the sweet note you left on my cheap floors. lol

  10. I'm swooning for the pretty gray. Can't wait to see the end result.


  11. Looking great, Renae! Hope you're having a good week. xo


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