It's been TOO long, friends! Where have I been? Well... I've been SO busy at work, I've been SO busy volunteering, I traveled to D.C. and then I took off some time to work around the house.
Aka. Paint the ugly rooms.
So if you've been keeping up on this emotional house journey then you know that there were a lot of ugly painted rooms.
Whoever said cream was the new gray was seriously disturbed.
I'm still working on decorating, buying other furniture, and painting bookshelves, but here are just a few before & afters. You know what is expensive? Furniture. You know what is expensive? Paint. You know what else is expensive? Hiring other people to paint so I am doing it room by room myself (with the help of my sweet boyfriend who is in law school so he doesn't have a lot of time).
Here's the before:
(Notice the dark paint colors on the wall that I did not end up choosing)
And here is the AFTER:
I painted these areas in Sherwin Williams Repose Gray. It's the same color as the living room but I had it lightened 50%! It made a huge difference in the room and really ties the two together. I'm still working on the rest of the dining area before I show a 'full' reveal.
I also painted ALL of the trim in the living room and in the dining room/kitchen area. My right arm feels so strong now!
Thoughts? Do you like the Repose Gray that's 50% lighter?