Painting

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!

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11 comments:

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

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

    That image with just the chair and armoire is beautiful!

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

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

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  4. Looking really good before you even finish!

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

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

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

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  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!

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  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

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

    xoxo,
    Carol

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

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