Thursday, September 17, 2009
Sorry it has taken me a while to post, but we have been busy almost every night at the house. As I type, Adam is starting the first coat on the master bathroom! We are almost done!
Two weeks ago we spent the weekend sampling colors for the master bedroom and bath and the living room. We knew we wanted the master bedroom to be a light beige and a darker brown for the bath. We decided on Sand Trap for the bedroom and Mocha for the bathroom, which are in the 1st and 2nd picture. The brown on the lower left side is the one we chose. Adam originally thought he wanted to use Dover White for the trim, but we realized that was way too stark white even though it looked slightly off-white in the paint fan. So much for the $60 we wasted on the 2 gallons we already bought. Adam is beating himself up over jumping the gun, but we'll find another use for it somewhere. We would rather have it look perfect. Since our house is a little retro, we decided to go with a very light beige for the trim and ceilings, which is light beige in all of the pictures. We are hoping this warms it up a little. It won't be easy to paint all of the trim and ceilings, in addition to the walls, but w are hoping it turns out great in the end.
I originally thought I wanted to do a sage green in the living room, but after sampling that I quickly realized I did not like the colors I chose. It looked more like a pea green and it looked very close to the color we already have in the kitchen which we don't like. We decided to do the main walls in beige with 2 accent walls in the living room. The wall above the fireplace is going to be a very dark slate color called Smokehouse which matches the color of the fireplace. We are going to paint the wall that separates the living room from the kitchen a red color, Caberlia. If we don't like it, it will not really matter. We will be tearing down part of that wall down eventually when we remodel the kitchen, so we can change the color then. We will most likely run the beige in the kitchen and dining room after we move in.
Here are the samples we put up in the master bed and bath and living room. We are almost done with the master bedroom and bath. I will post some before and after pictures this weekend! We bought a new light fixture for the bedroom and put that up last night. Now we just need to find a new bedroom set. I am so excited to have a big girl bed! We have had our mattresses on the floor for the last 3 years!