Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Paint!

Here's a quick little update on the painting. The two bedrooms pictured below are just about done, except for the trim. The living room still needs a few more coats, especially the red.

Gwyneth's Room


Guest Bedroom



Living Room



Didn't even realize it until after that our paint matches our door
(not for long, as the door is getting a face-lift as well)


Nate

64 comments:

Tracy said...

Wow, looking great!
Amazing what a difference a little paint makes, isn't it.

Oliver'sMom said...

Oooohhh-are you doing a cute little border between the pink and brown in Gwyneth's room? Wall Pops (you can find them at Lowes or online) are adhesive vinyl that doesn't damage the paint, and they come in cute patterns and shapes-GREAT for accenting the split between the colors. I saw someone use their Cricut machine (a die cut machine, if you know any scrapbookers, they can hook you up) to cut the colored vinyl into a really cute border. Oh, the possiblities are endless with adorable little girl rooms!

Kori said...

Awesome colors. Love it.

Katie Lamont said...

That looks great! I love the red wall and Gwyneth's room is too sweet with her pink and brown! Looking forward to being at church tonight!

Elaine said...

Looking good...

natalie said...

Looks Great! It's amazing what a difference paint makes!!

Tammy said...

The house is looking great!!! I am sure the 3 of you are looking forward to moving in soon!!

Andy Lawrenson said...

What amazing painters you must have! I've never seen anything like it.

Crystal said...

Wow! I LOVE Gwyneth's room! Pink and brown is favorite color for my girl. My baby girls room & a lot of her things are pink and brown. Great choice!!! :O)

Kelly said...

It looks amazing!!!!!! I especially love Gwyneth's room and the red living room!!!!

psalm13914 said...

The colors of your living room match the colors of our kitchen/dining room. Very Nice!!!
I also love the guest bedroom!

Cindy

Wendy Glosser said...

LOVE the colors!! Painting cheers me up in a quick second! We picked the same colors for our last living room as you guys did. We have good taste! :-)

cceeyore said...

I love your colors! What is the name of the color in your guest room? I LOVE it!

psalm13914 said...

I meant Gwyneth's bedroom, but still GREAT colors all around!
God Bless
Cindy

Our life is a bowl of Barry's said...

Love the color choices-it sure makes a difference, doesn't it? We painted red on one wall of our boys' room and was it ever stubborn in getting an even finish! Happy Thanksgiving!

ditarae said...

It's great!

Mel said...

Love Love Love the colors!!!!!!

Stacemoe said...

Amazing what some paint can do!!!! It looks wonderful!!!! I know ya'll are so excited to be fixing up a place that is all your own!!! Praying Tricia is feeling good and ya'll have a wonderful thanksgiving..

Amy E. said...

Lookin' Good!! Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

Two Blessings From Above said...

Looking good!
Can't wait to see the before and after pictures.
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Janet said...

Make sure that guest room is all ready for me! Only a few more weeks....

KingsLittleBlessings said...

How much fun you are getting to have now! The house is looking great!
I'm so excited for you to have your holidays together too!

Belle (from Life of a...) said...

You've got quite a project going on there...

Audrey CF UK said...

Do you fancy a trip to England? After a year we only have three rooms painted ....

Laura said...

Not that I'm an expert or anything, but you may need to put a coat of grey base pain on the red wall and then do the red over top. I've seen this work several times and I've seen people struggle with uneven paint, even with lots of layers, if they don't do this. You can ask the 'paint people' at the hardware store about this.

I'm so excited for you all! The house is looking amazing.

TheRagan3 said...

It looks like a totally different house! Great job... LOVE the color choices!

Tracy said...

I LOVE the pink and brown, those have become my two favortie color combo. Its coming along great, cant wait for more pictures

Jodi said...

Looks great! You'll have to keep us posted on how many coats of red it takes.. my bet is on 6 or more (thats what it took me!)

Holly said...

Looking good!

Elisha said...

awwe! Gwyneths room is going to be just precious! And your living room is pretty much the identical colors I did in my last two houses(before this one) Which means you guys have great taste! lol. I so badly wish I had a reason to paint a room pink and brown...it looks gorgeous :)

jessicagv said...

Its looking great!
I absolutely love the colours you have chosen.

Meg said...

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Gwenyth's room!! I really like the other color the rest of your house is going to be too! Happy Painting and Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!

Erin said...

Wow, I love Gwyn's room!!

Laurie said...

Wow Nate, This is looking so good and when you get the hardwood floors down, it is going to be amazing and so warm. You guys are doing great. Keep up the good work!! And have a blessed Thanksgiving tomorrow with your family.

Love, Laurie in Ca.

Carrie said...

Looks FAN-TASSSS-TIC!

Grin and Barrett said...

Wow! Love the colors that you have chosen. My daughters room is pink with big brown circles all over. Gotta love those colors together. But I absolutely LOVE the color in the guest room. Beautiful!

I hope you have a safe and wonderful Thanksgiving.

Hugs,

Jennifer, Ohio

Jane-Jane said...

hey Nate, are you guys having the air ducts for the HVAC professionally cleaned? I know this is a huge thing for allergen prone folks, thought it would help your girls too.

wow...you guys work FAST! wanta come work on our house?!?

Julie said...

How awesome! Red is such a fun color for an accent wall.

Love Gwyneth's room, too. Can't wait to see it with the border.

Praying you get to move in very soon.

Bridget said...

It is BEAUTIFUL! Love the accent wall!

Carmen said...

Your house is looking great.... Have a great Thanksgiving

Emily said...

It all looks so wonderful! I'm sure you're feeling great about all the progress you are making.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Twila said...

It's looking good. I'm glad you decided to put some color on the wall. I hate a house with white walls.

The Curtis Crew said...

Love your color choices! Can't wait to see more!

Aspiemom said...

Doesn't look like the same place!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Beebe said...

Looking good! Continued prayers

Melissa :) said...

Amazing! I can't believe how fast you are doing all of this! :)

Congratulations on your new house & I hope you all have a fantastic, blessed Thanksgiving. Take time to breath! Just soak it in. God is so good. :)

The Mom said...

Wow! It all looks great!! What shade of red is that? We JUST closed on our house today (Wednesday, what a way to celebrate Thanksgiving--moving.) and want our kitchen to be bright red.

Congratulations on your new home!!

Andy Lawrenson said...

I'm betting 3 coats on the red

Liz said...

Love, love, love the living room colors!!!

Momof2bz said...

Looking good! Happy Thanksgiving. You guys really have alot to be thankful for this year. Hope it's a day spent with family, friends and lots of good food.

Carol said...

Looks awesome! Happy Turkey Day.

Renee said...

It's amazing what a little sunlight and paint will do for you! The house is really shaping up and I am so happy for all of you. There is nothing like owning your grass!

Scott said...

We hope you guys have a great Thanksgiving. We still pray for you everyday. We thank you for allowing us to peak into your lives and share the ups and downs with you. Happy Thanksgiving!

nbg said...

Beautiful!!! Happy thanksgiving!

Amy said...

I used to have a bathroom that shade of red. You will need to paint 3 coats for a true color. Everything is looking really good!

Carol said...

Oooh nice. Love color! For so many years I went too nuetral - your choices are colors you can work with but still feel-good. Darn old red - they have use so much pigment to get that intense color that it waters down the paint and you need so many coats! But what a striking color to work with.

Paint is so great - an instant transformation.

HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO YOU GUYS.

Cheryl said...

I love the red wall in the living room. I told my husband that is about the color that I want on a wall in our dining room.

Ann said...

It looks great. I love the pink and brown in Gwyneth's room. That is one of my favorite color combinations. The red wall is great.

Andrea said...

Lookin' good!! I lvoe Gwenyths room & that red is gorgeous too!!

patiolatterns said...

A hint for better painting. My husband is a painter and recommends using a grey primer on your walls before painting bright colors. The clear base paints tend to need 8 coats before they look good. Using a grey primer helps the paint cover better. Hope this helps! Love the Blog!

Rose C said...

Wow! Looks great!

LorrieC said...

yes, on the gray paint primer. You'll only need coat of the red after the gray primer. Talk to your paint store. I did a red room, I absolutely love it!

Missy said...

They say that red increases your appetite. We will have to follow your photos and see what happens! haha just kidding. LOVE the red.

Gwyn's room is going to be too cooool. Miss Trendy colors.

The guest room is relaxing. Makes me want to sleep.

I agree with Andy....where did you find such AMAAAZING painters?

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

Heather Christine said...

Great paint colors. What is the name of the brown in the living room (the one that matches the door)? I live in an appartment and I would love to find a matching/complementing color in green and I love that brown! What an amazing foot comparison picture!! Any more pug pictures in the works?
Heather