Monday, July 23, 2018

Living Room Paint

We knew that we absolutely loved the bones of this home. There were a few design choices that we'd like to change to better work for us.  The previous owners were sweet enough to leave their old paint remnants in the garage for us, which saved a TON of guesswork on what colors or types of paint they used.  That was an absolute lifesaver.  We also had plans to replace the carpet and we definitely wanted to get the paint done before the carpet was installed to make things a little easier.
(PS, we also needed to make sure the paint was DRY before the carpet guys came in!)

First of all, there was one large accent wall that we knew we wanted to cover in the living room.  I definitely knew that I didn't want to keep this orange, but I didn't exactly want to paint the whole living room.  Luckily, all I had to do was go out to the garage and find the can of paint used on most of the living room walls.

We were also worried about the high ceilings.  We didn't know if we'd need a scaffolding to get up there, but our little giant ladder was just tall enough to get up there to reach the high spots thank goodness!  We bought ours from Costco and LOVE it.
Little Giant Ladders


I liked the main color well enough so we decided to go ahead and use it to paint over the orange.  The color is Wool Skein SW 6148 - Yellow Paint Color - Sherwin-Williams.
Here's what it looks like after we covered up the orange:

What a HUGE improvement!  I feel like we just changed the whole attitude of the living room.  It feels so much warmer and more inviting.

If you notice on the picture to the left we also removed the mirror and shelves above the wet bar and painted behind it as well.  We have big plans for that wet bar, but we'll talk about that in another post.












I love how paint is such a small thing to do but can make such a HUGE difference!  I'm getting really excited about this remodel!

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