When I was brand new 'lil baby homeowner two years ago I made a few small mistakes with regards to paint.
My first mistake was thinking that the Mr. and I were capable of paining our own home. We are not. We just don't have the painting gene. Or patience. Or any talent at all.
Seriously, we spent an entire weekend painting and all we had to show for it were two rooms with some seriously uneven paint and jagged trim. We then hired painters to fix our awful paint job and to complete the rest of the house. Outsourcing lesson learned. We. Do. Not. Paint.
My second mistake was thinking I could figure out what an entire wall or room would look like based on paint swatch. Wow those little paint swatches can be deceiving!
I've always loved the colors we chose for our bathrooms and master bedroom -- but the paint scheme in the other rooms just never quite did it for me. I blame the tiny swatches.
So as part of kitchen upgrade project "we're" repainting our entryway, kitchen, dining room/living room, and hallway. And just for fun, the office too. (note: click the links to see how they look currently)
And this time around we're doing it right...
First, we've hired painters. That why "we're" repainting is quotes.
Second, we bought little paint pot samples in several colors from Home Depot. Then we tested the paint on several giant pieces of poster board and taped the poster board to the walls to visualize the color better. It's SO much easier to tell how the color will look when it's covering a wall when it's on poster board!
And this weekend we decided on the following colors...
For the entryway, hallway, kitchen, and living room/dining we chose, "Sand Fossil" by Behr.
And as a small accent color for the living room we chose "Mojave Sunset" by Behr.
And finally for our beachy office we chose "Surfer" by Behr.
The painter is coming this week to give us the final estimate based on what's being painted and should get started painting next week. I can't wait!
Did you make any painting mistake as a new homeowner? How often do you repaint your home?
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