Wednesday, August 21, 2013

The Painting Difference

We have been busy busy painting up a storm over at the new house.

We wanted to capitalize on a mainly empty house by knocking out as many rooms as we could before the movers delivered all of our boxes and furniture.  Besides the dining room, the laundry room and the gameroom we also painted my previously neon green office (in Oslo Blue)...

And two of the three guest rooms.

We did this room in Juniper Berries, which I really loved and wanted to do in my office but I thought it might be too dark for the smaller space.

This was supposed to be a color match to Sherwin Williams Rain, but I don't see as much of the greenish tint like I did in the sample pot.

While we were painting those rooms, we left the main area and the ceiling in the dining room to the pros who finished it all in three days!

Amazing how much they can get done in a short period of time

Along with painting the main area SW Jubilee and the dining room ceiling to match the Behr Ultra Pure White that we painted on the bottom half, the painters also painted all of the doors that faced into the main areas, the trim and the staircase spindles.

The new white color for the doors on the left, the old off white on the right

I love how the Jubilee turned out in the main area, especially with the new white trim!

It has been go, go, go these past two weeks, and I'm so ready for it to slow down a little since the majority of the painting has been completed.  Now our focus is on unpacking boxes, fun fun.

Have you painted many rooms in your house?


  1. Wow! I love how big of an impact a few coats of paint can have! It looks fantastic - I love all the colors you chose!

  2. Everything looks so refreshed and pretty! And now hopefully you can relax for a night or two :)

    1. I'm really weird and can't handle all the boxes loaded up in the dining room so I've been spending my days unpacking box by box. At least I limit myself to only during the day, so I can relax with Chris at night.

  3. Love the colors you picked, especially the ones for your office and the stairs/living areas! Fab.

    1. Thanks! The color in the Office took me forever to figure out. I think I had 8 samples on the wall before I ended up picking the same color we plan to paint another room.

  4. I'm loving these house posts! Kudos to you on doing so much by yourselves - I hate painting, with a passion, but I love the results. Your new place is looking awesome so far. I can't wait to see how it all comes together.