Mean, Green Painting Machine

Before

This is the story of flipping our living room into something we thought we wanted into something we realized we loved. The shot above is the not-so-distant memory of our first day in our home. After some serious time and elbow grease, we managed to turn it into this:

Living Room

Which was all fine and lovely (besides it being sans-baseboard), except… after 5 months of walking around in that green living room, I found myself avoiding eye contact with the walls. Because I secretly thought they were icky. I had a hard time telling Kevin, but he was a great sport about it. Maybe he secretly thought they were icky too? He even kept his cool when I put him to work. Again.

1StartPrime

We primed those green walls to oblivion and didn’t look back.

2MidPrime

I’ll be super up-front about it. We paint in our PJ’s. Things just got real.

5Painting

 

5PPaint

I’ve been to more than a few open houses, thanks to my new job, with cream living rooms with dark accent walls. I just can’t get away from the effect it has on a room! So guess what colors I went with for our living room? Cream and brown!

6DonePaint

Oh, and hey. We also took this opportunity to FINALLY get it together and paint the trim on the other window white. I mean, as much as I adore mis-matched trim, I think our guests were starting to think we were super lazy homeowners (guilty!).

3LRwindow

 

I masked off the glass panes (ironically a pane┬áitself- I’m so punny) and covered the trim with primer. I wasn’t overly careful about it since we were priming the walls anyhow. Once it was all dry, I used a test pot of Behr’s Ultra White paint on the trim. $3, if you plan on trying it!

4BehrPrimer

Looks pretty darn good.┬áI’ll be sharing more about the living room project this week! Hint: We finally got our new baseboard! What updates have you all done in your homes lately? Hope you all had a wonderful new year!

 

Best,

Char