I hope everyone had a fabulous 4th! It's always so hard to get back into the swing of things after a long Holiday weekend and I don't even have an outfit post for today (#bloggerfail). We celebrated the 4th by painting the house - super festive - so my outfits consisted of old gym clothes which are now ruined since I managed to get more paint on myself than on the actual walls. The hubs somehow emerged unscathed, yet I'm literally covered in paint from head to toe. At least Hunter and I are in the same boat.
But the good news is the house is really starting to come along! The owners before us had seriously questionable taste and were the sloppiest painters EVER, so the entire house needs to be repainted from floor to ceiling. The kitchen/dining room alone had SIX different colors of paint which made it look so disjointed and choppy.
We started by painting all of the trim a nice crisp white. The terrible dark forest green trim took a million coats of paint to cover - but it was so worth it! It looks SO much better having all the trim one color and makes the room look so clean and bright.
After the trim was (finally) done, we couldn't wait to get some color on the walls. Since our house has an open floor-plan, we knew we wanted to stick with one paint color for the entire first floor. We ended up choosing a neutral "greige" ( grey + beige and no I didn't just make that up) which looks amazing against the white trim but since it is a warm grey it also looks really nice with the wood floors. We were only able to get one wall done, but I am already loving how it looks (even with the massive mess of tools/paint cans/drop cloths). I can't wait to get back in there and get rid of the rest of the blue!
And a quick side-by-side comparison for full effect...What a difference a little paint makes!
Trim - Behr "Decorator White" | Walls - Benjamin Moore "Revere Pewter"