I’m getting behind on posting. I’m sorry! All of this happened last weekend — it was such a huge transformation it’s a mystery why I forgot to post about it. But here we go. Paint colors for the main floor! If you recall, the swatches were revealed a few weeks ago in Paint Samples. We ended up not going with Sherwin Williams so we had to pick out paints again at Home Depot but since we already had the colors it was simple to just find a match. Let our paint transformation, main floor edition, begin!
J managed to paint the entryway ceiling with only himself and a ladder. I have no idea how he accomplished this in a 2-story entryway but it happened. And it looks great!
This isn’t the best picture of the dining room but here’s a mediocre before & after. It went from thickly textured yellow-beige to smooth brown. I think it’s a nice mature, calming color perfect for a family dining room. With dark walls and dark floors we’re going to have to be careful about furniture and decor so as to brighten the room, not make it even darker.
The living room went from thickly textured white to an interesting pale green. In some lights it looks avocado in others a light lime green. When we first started painting it on it looked really yellow-green. I called it “newborn poop” green. But as it dried it turned out to be more what we were looking for. I know it’s not for everyone but we like it. I just hope once our existing furniture and decor moves in that it all coordinates. I don’t have it in the budget to redo furniture and decor just yet!
The playroom is mostly the same Fennel Seed color as the living room. Being two connected rooms we wanted the same color to flow between them. I wanted to add a bit of a playful, fun feature to the playroom though. So we went with an accent wall. At first we went with Carraway Seed (Behr) which was two colors darker. The difference was so subtle that it basically looked like the same color wall just with a shadow. So we went back to Home Depot for Dash of Oregano which is four colors darker than Fennel Seed. And here you go! A for-sure accent wall, no doubts about it.
Also, we had to deal with the mess left behind from removing the chair rail (Paint: Main Floor). As you can see in the picture above, it turned out just fine. Close up you might be able to see somethings — if you know what to look for. Otherwise, it’s a perfectly plain wall again.
The kitchen was mostly cutting-in with all the little sections too small for the roller and around all the cabinetry. It was probably the most time consuming room (if you don’t count the repainting of the accent wall). It’s a fairly bold blue but J loves it. I think it will work out well once everything else comes together.
And last but not least. Here’s a shot of all the colors together. It was important to both J and I that all our color ideas fit together well so even though the main floor is colorful it still has a cohesive feel to it. I think we accomplished that goal.