This week I began painting the main room (livingroom, dining area, kitchen) of the house. The color we settled on was the only one I liked during my first round of samples, a lovely green called Belle Grove Moss:
If there is one thing that our first house taught me, it was that rushing made for messy results. Patience has never been my strong suit and having a whole house full of projects meant I wanted to just keep moving. This time around, I’ve slowed my roll(er) and been more careful with my application. Having natural wood trim helped as well, since stray smears had to be cleaned immediately rather than painted over later.
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For some people it might be the first overnight or the first meal, but for me a house starts feeling like a home once my dogs have been there. I visited twice this afternoon bringing RAV-loads of boxes from storage and trying out some paint colors (more on that later). It was interesting coming and going on my own, putting boxes of our things inside, but it didn’t really feel like it was mine.
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The one part of planning that gives me the most trouble is choosing paint colors. I tried out a range of colors in our last house, which ended up going from “really like it” grey to “why did I pick this?” blue. I’m entering into this round of color choosing a little wiser, but I still have my work cut out for me.
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