Long day, whew!
Before we left, I compared the swatch of "Everlasting" (the color we liked) to what we have to see if we should go with it. It looked great alongside our couch and bedroom furniture/comforter.
Two other colors we have, found in the oops bin and unused at a garage sale, respectively, are Valspar's Oatbran and Benjamin Moore's Crisp Khaki . I think the Oatbran will be in Lily's room, then the Crisp Khaki in our room and the bathroom. But we'll see!
Loaded up our car and we were on our way! Unloaded our car, then went to Lowe's. Bought paint, ceiling paint, primer, and other supplies.
Got back to our house and Doug's grandparents were there to visit and bring us lunch! What a treat, thank you Papa and GG!! It was great to have GG to talk to and hang out with while I was taping/cleaning baseboards and Doug really appreciated Papa's help.
While we loved the idea of painting the fake wood paneling and ceiling tiles, when seeing it again at the walk through we realized that the ceiling tiles were BAD and would have to come down. Sagging, mismatched tiles, water marks from the old roof (it's since been repaired), we decided it would be best to rip it all out and start new with drywall. Although I wanted to save the paneling, it didn't make much since to drywall the ceiling and not the walls. So down came the paneling and ceiling tiles!
some of the house's OLD wood siding was underneath the paneling
different colors and types of boards, interesting!
and there is a reason for Lily's built-in bookshelf (right)! it used to be a window!
we found the old window hole (and backside of the bookshelf) underneath the paneling (left)