Today's post is not too exciting, but it's what I have been working on lately, and so I thought I'd give you all an update.
As you can see from the above picture, all of the woodwork use to be a cream color,
(Kelly Moore - Almond Sugar).
And now I am painting it in a bright, fresh, white. The white paint I am using now is an Olympic brand off-the-shelf white. Now a little about the paint, it's what I used in our bathroom makeover and really liked it. Although I just ran out, so when I went to Lowe's to buy more, the gentlemen working there told me that I couldn't use that paint for trim since it was only a "base" and that I needed to add white to it ?? hu? So I had him add a white tint. Well when I got home and tried the new paint it looked grayish-white. So now I've got to go return the paint and buy what I had originally planned on getting in the first place, an off-the-shelf-white-base paint.
Do any of you know, does it matter that I'm NOT tinting my base paint? I really don't care, I love the bright white, so therefore I'm going for it.
So far I only have the hallway completed.
But I'm loving it so much that I'm kicking myself for not painting it in the first place.
When we bought the home, the cream woodwork was all next to a darker tan color, so it actually did already look pretty white. It hasn't been since recently that I've notice it being a bit too bland.
I can't believe how much the white is changing the whole look.
And now with the woodwork all a bright white, the color on the walls are looking a bit bland. So I have tacked up a sample of Benjamin Moore - Gray Lake. It's the color I had originally planned to paint the walls. I like it, but I am going to also try out some other colors as well.
And I'm sure you are all thinking, "It All Looks The Same!"...Ha Ha. In person though, there is a difference, I promise!
Now that the hallway is almost complete, I'm headed into the living-dining area.
I can't wait to freshen these rooms up with some bright white.
So Before: and Before:
However, when we moved in I decided to match up the cream trim color to the paint for the kitchen cabinets. So after I finish painting the living-dining area, I'm thinking I'll want to re-paint the cabinets in a fresh white as well.
Why do I always start the New Year off with such Huge Projects?
Here's to a bright-er future!
Thank you for stopping by today,