I turn into an insane person when it comes time to choose paint colors. It’s like all of a sudden I can’t make a decision for the life of me and it’s life or death. When in reality, it’s paint and it’s an inexpensive, easy fix if you get it wrong. HA tell that to my painter (his name is Al).
We’re catching up on the painting on the main floor and finished the living room, dining room and our bedroom recently.
Dining/Living Room Before:
Also, don’t be lazy. Strip the wallpaper, don’t just paint over it. Cover or remove the outlets, don’t just paint over them. If i could type rolling my eyes I would do so now.
We went with Behr’s Evening White in the living room and dining room. We decided to paint it all one color since it’s one large space. We wanted it to flow together and make the space feel larger and I think we succeeded. The lighting is always different at different times of the day and I love how the paint color reflects that. Progression shots below. Also, those floors are on fleek. I’m not nearly cool enough to use that phrase. I couldn’t even type it with a straight face.
For our bedroom, we went with Behr’s Ice Sculpture and we love it. At first, when the room was empty with a fresh coat of paint it seemed really bland. But when we added back in our dresser, night stands and bed it all fell into place. It’s a really calming color, which was exactly what we were going for. The photo below is ridiculous – electrical work in the dark – but you can see the color of the paint on the left side.
It’s a soft blue with a green undertone, but not baby blueish. I really love the contrast of the dark dresser. Everything takes forever around here because, well, we work, but I’m hoping in the next few weeks both rooms will be put back together and feel complete. Hope = keyword.
Now, I’m focused on choosing a color for the hallway and entryway. That should be done by 2017 by the time I decide.
Emily Miller says
I am the same way, but mostly because I have no ability to actually picture what the finished result will look like. So picking paint colors with me is a nightmare. I usually come home with 50 swatches of the same color and then decide on a different color entirely. Or I make Scott repaint my office three times because I picked such ridiculous colors….
Right?! It can be SO hard!
Karen Aveson says
Hey Lindsey I love the color of your dresser. Knowing you, I doubt it came that way…did you paint it?
Yes, I did! The color is Valspar’s Perfect Storm and youc an see the full post here: https://lindseythomason.com/2015/04/15/how-to-modernize-a-thrift-store-dresser-and-remove-those-terrible-scrolly-wood-pieces/