Tuesday, August 26, 2008

House Project

Oliver and I decided that white on white walls just weren't working for us anymore and so we have started a huge home project. This is what we accomplished this weekend...



First we taped and washed the wall between the kitchen and living room and then this is what the wall looks like with primer.


Then we decided that we should paint the whole living room too and so we taped and washed the rest of the room. Oliver had the job of taping the ceiling...


This is the finished wall painted between the kitchen and the living room - red (with an orange tint). You can see that it matches the bench and what you can't see is that it matches a picture frame on our wall and some DVD holders. In a future post you will catch the whole vision.


And this is me putting the second coat on in the living/dining area. We had to paint the second coat after work on Monday since we barely finished the first coat Saturday night. It was late after we got home from work and so we weren't able to finish because we lost our light. Hopefully we will finish Tuesday.

Then we still have the kitchen, upstairs office, bathrooms and our bedroom to come. We bought some matching book cases and got rid of our hodge podge ones that were generously donated to us at all different times in life. We also got drapes for our bedroom. So, stay tuned, because more house project pictures will surely be coming!

PS - Thanks to Kristen Farmer for all her help picking colors, drapes, furniture arrangement suggestions, etc. She was so easy to work with and you can tell her that we sent you her way!

6 comments:

Katy said...

Love the red/orange color. Looks like you are having fun decorating the house!

Kari said...

Nothing changes the look of your house like a fresh coat of paint. I want to see the finished product in person. I love the red color!

MTg McBride said...

Gotta love house projects. ;) I can't wait to see more pictures. Its looking awesome from what we can see!

joycewang said...

looks awesome...you guys really did a good job on the project!!!

(btw, i plan to go back to Taiwan in Oct)

Deidre said...

We are totally jealous that you guys are home owners! I'm excited for fall and what I hear are wonderful changing leaves but I don't know how much more adventurous we'll be after it gets really cold. You are welcome and have a free hotel anytime.

Kris said...

Hey - found your blog through Heidi! How could you go wrong with Kristen helping you? (Too bad she doesn't paint too, huh?!) Can't wait to see the final pictures. It always feels so great to do home projects like these!

You are a busy girl, canning, painting...oh my!