Thursday, July 10, 2014

{pretty, happy, funny, real} - Paint, Paint, and More Paint, Oh My

If you haven't noticed, I have been MIA in the blog world. Blame our new house. This post must be quick, because we only have fifty hours before move-in. Yikes! 


Of all the paint colors we chose, this one made me the most nervous. And now, it's my favorite. This room will eventually be a baby room (we hope), but we are calling it an office for now. Either way, we just love the color.


Progress is making me happy this week. Our guest room is officially finished. You may wonder why we covered the gray. Apparently, the previous owner locked at least one cat in this room often. It smelled that way. So, we had to paint. We are really happy with the green. The pictures don't do it justice.


Since our recent trip, my husband has been talking about how he wants to live in Florida. He clerked with a judge down there in law school and wants to go back. As the paint goes onto our walls, we are noticing that the colors are quite bright. I am telling him that the inside of our house feels like Florida, so we don't actually need to move there.


Painting trim takes FOREVER. And ever. And ever. We are trying to turn our wooden trim white. Apparently, that process requires two coats of primer and two coats of paint. And ever. And ever. 

What is pretty, happy, funny, or real in your life?

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  1. I hate painting! haha!!!! Love the color you chose though!

    1. I thought that I loved painting, but am pretty much over it now. At least we love the results!

  2. Ooh, I painted a TON of trim last year!! It was new so it already had a white primer, and it was lain across sawhorses and not attached to the walls, but I still had to do the two coats of white paint all by myself, in a cold garage. Ah well, now I can look at our house and say "I did that!" (just don't look too closely...haha!)

    1. I think the saw horse idea is much better. We got a significant amount of paint on the carpet along the trim in spite of taping. Like you said, just don't look too close. :)