There’s a project I’ve been wanting to tackle for the three years that we’ve lived here, and it’s finally done.
Two weeks ago we dove into the project and didn’t look back. We primed all of the trim in the living room, dining room, and hallway (here’s a house tour with the rooms). It took a whole week. This past weekend we gave the trim the first coat of paint (Valspar Bistro White), the second, painted the living room walls (Valspar Stillness), and took off all of the tape. If you want real time updates or more before and afters and sneak peaks, I’ve been have posting on my Instagram and Facebook. Those are like my other blogs, haha.
This is not the after. This just the during. :)
Before anyone yells at me or gets secretly angry or sad (I know there are many wood trim lovers out there!), the trim was in bad shape. Beat up after 76 years of living, paint splatters, huge gouges, and a filth that washing couldn’t take away.
Tonight and tomorrow, we are going to re-tape the trim and paint the hallway and dining room walls two different shades of greige (gray beige, or warm gray). We are almost done. The end is in sight.
I am exhausted. My hand is swollen from painting so much. I don’t want to paint ever ever ever again. I have a lot of work ahead putting this room together and you’ll soon see why. (I can’t tell you just yet).
But holy cow.
I am so blown away with the results and am so happy we dove in head first. Stay tuned…