Paint!   8 comments

One of the things that we are doing to the new place is adding a little of “our” flavor by painting some of the walls. I spent pretty much all day yesterday painting, and I have to tell you – it’s hard work! I ache pretty much everywhere and have a blister on my right hand! But the finished results are really good – so it was worth it 🙂 Since I talked about the colors some on Twitter back when I was picking them out, I thought I’d go ahead and post up a few quick pictures that I took with my phone yesterday once we were finished.

The first wall here is in the main room. I’ve got a beautiful copy of Jack Vettriano’s The Singing Butler that I’m going to put on this wall. The red in the dress is about the same color as the wall, and I think it will play very well with the wall. I was nervous about this bold choice in color at first, but I fell in love with it after just the first coat of paint (and it took three coats to even it out!).

p.s. ignore the bracket for the TV that was in the middle of installation over the fireplace!

The second wall is in what will be our “office”. Our desks and the treadmill will be in this room, and I’ve yet to decide 100% how I feel about the yellow, or what I’m going to place on the wall (if anything). It’s not bad, it’s just very – yellow. It’s been darkening as it dries, so I’m hoping when I go over today it will have darkened up a little bit more. It doesn’t have near the light of the first room, so we definitely needed a lighter color in the room, but I’ll have to see how the wall dried completely before deciding if I’m in love with it yet 🙂

Anyhow, that is what I was up to all day yesterday! There will be purchasing of bubble wrap and shopping for a dining table today. By the way – exactly where does one go to shop for a dining table?

Posted May 26, 2011 by Beruthiel in Just for Fun!

8 responses to “Paint!

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  1. walmart or ikea for budget, build it yourself options

  2. Oooo, I like the red, and I’m not even a fan of Red, generally speaking… the Yellow.. well, but with all the texturing options they have today on paint jobs, you could probably tweak it a bit if it doesn’t come out the shade you wanted.

  3. The red paint looks nice. I’d probably go for something more along the lines of your background color for this blog instead of the yellow though. I’m a bit weak for moccha/latte colors, that’s just me though 🙂 I hope whatever you pick turns out great!

  4. Furniture stores have clearance sections. Floor models, returns, scratch+dent = cheap but good.

    Also, look for going out of business sales. My wife and I bought our dining room table from a company that was on its last legs (yes, pun intended.)

  5. Finally, a chance to talk about my years of useless furniture-shopping knowledge! YES! ❤ Beru.

    Places on my hit list whenever I need a new piece for my house:
    – Pottery Barn (classic and clean, moderately priced)
    – Crate and Barrel (classic and modern, moderately priced)
    – CB2 (modern and trendy, the sister to Crate and Barrel, inexpensive)
    – Z Gallerie (modern to funky, furniture is mostly in-store only, online is limited, moderately priced)
    – Restoration Hardware (classic and slightly expensive)
    – IKEA (modern and inexpensive, I'll only buy solid wood products from them since everything else breaks too easily)
    – Room and Board (modern and my current favorite home source, slightly expensive but outstanding quality)
    – Design Within Reach (modern designer pieces, expensive but the place to go if you like that style)
    – Bo Concept (modern and clean, on a similar level as Crate and Barrel)
    – West Elm (modern and clean, moderately priced)
    – Horchow (every style and then some, slightly expensive)
    – Ethan Allen (classic and clean, can sometimes be slightly old fashioned but has solid pieces)
    – And if you're looking for some good ideas, I'd always recommend stopping by (I actually was just on there last night checking out a place in Seattle that features Sustainable Goods–NuBe Green).

    There. I think I've embarrassed myself enough for one day. Happy hunting! ^_^

  6. I love both of the colors! My room at my parents house is yellow (on all four walls!) and that’s because my mom talked me out of red. So I may be biased…but I love bright, bold colors.

  7. Thank you for all of the tips everyone!!! 🙂

    Also, I am starting to wish that I was all star trek like and able to just port my belongings from one place to the other so that they would just be there! Phew!

  8. Love the red, beautiful rich color.

    You are making me wish we could paint! Ah well, it’s a good rental house besides that small detail.

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