Painting Projects

May 30, 2012

When we moved into our house, every room was painted gray. Now, don’t get me wrong, I like gray and none of the varying shades of it throughout the house are offensive. I just don’t want every single room in my house to be the same color. It’s just kind of boring, and honestly, in some of the rooms the gray doesn’t really go with the other decor we have. The bigger rooms in the house will be staying gray, at least for the time being, as I have no desire to commit hours upon hours to repainting them, but I have begun to tackle some of the smaller spaces in the home.

The first room I repainted was the office, which was formerly a light gray. The gray was pretty, but it made the room seem a bit cold and given that the majority of it is over a crawl space it doesn’t need any help with that. I chose a warm beigy-tan color to paint it instead. It really helps to warm things up and makes the space seem more welcoming. Well, I think so anyway.

Obviously I still need to get on making something for that empty frame. Baby steps.

Fresh paint meant that I could also start hanging up more stuff on the walls, which included my printer’s tray, and this small wire line with clips to hang things on. I think it will really come in handy for leaving myself notes or inspiration.

Right now it just holds one little card with a cute four-legged cowboy on it.

Just this past weekend I decided to tackle painting our downstairs bathroom, as the dark gray it was painted was just not doing it for me. It didn’t really unite the other colors in the room and made the room seem small. I brought home some paint chips from Home Depot and oddly enough Rob and I immediately agreed on a color (this pretty much never happens). It’s a beachy looking blue, which actually coordinates really well with the shower curtain’s citron and white stripes, the teal towels, and the dark-colored countertops.

This room still needs a bit of work (art on the walls, a curtain to hide the ugly ass open closet space, and perhaps a little curtain over the window) but I think it’s finally starting to come together.

Yes, I know that shower curtain is very wrinkly. I tried ironing it, it refuses to comply.

I think I’m done painting for a while, especially since I seem to keep finding new places I got paint in my hair. Up next will probably be the upstairs bathroom, but that is going to take some construction prior to painting,  as I don’t want to paint until we can put in new, more attractive shelves.

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  • Reply Laura May 30, 2012 at 12:16 pm

    So fresh and so clean, clean! And is that yellow hand towel in the last picture from Anthro?

    • Reply Christina Laun May 30, 2012 at 3:02 pm

      It is from Target, believe it or not. I liked the Anthro ones and just happened to be at Target looking around and found these, which look almost identical (except about a third of the cost). They come in other colors, too!

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