Saturday, November 26, 2011

The New Paint!

After months of staring at my walls, contemplating what to do with them, I’m so happy to say that they are DONE!

So my kitchen and one wall of my dining room used to be green, but I didn’t want to carry the green into the living room, so I was just kind of stuck. One day I decide I’d just have to paint over the green, and after that it went pretty quickly! I was able to land on a color I liked and I got a sample can of it. I painted sample swatches pretty much everywhere downstairs and decided to go for it! Our neighbor friends came over to help us and we got the living room, dining room and kitchen painted in just 4 hours! A third of the time it would have taken me to do myself.

Ok, so here it what it looked like before:


The line between the dining room area and the living room bugged me[5]

And here’s is some of the chaos we lived in for a few days after it was painted (turned out to be a busy week and we had a hard time getting it put back together.


And here is how it looks now! I got new curtains that go better with the color, but there’s still a few more things that need to be addressed—like the fireplace and redoing the frame gallery behind the couch.


Yeah, I pretty much love it! Everything looks brighter and better, I find that it’s easier to coordinate my decor. I didn’t realize how much it was stressing me out until it was all finished and I could feel the burden of it disappear. What do you think? It’s a nice soft aqua green (the pics make it look more blue) —I will update this post when I get home with the real color name.

*So the paint color is called April Mist 450E-2 (by Behr) and I used Olympic ONE paint (Lowe's)*


  1. I looove it. The green was fun, but this ismuch more soothing and works with the whole space.

  2. I love that color! it definitely works better with the whole space.

  3. I just painted my dining room the exact same color. Mine is aquaish green but sometimes the lighting or camera causes it to appear more blue. It's definitely a soothing color:)

    If you want, you can scroll down to the 6th picture in this post and see my wall color.

  4. What color/brand paint is this? I've been looking for this color! Looks great!


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