House of Paint

I have been slowly but surely getting rid of the beige in our house and oh does it feel good! I will still give you a better before/after, but right now we’re working on it, which you’ll see.

In the great room we tackled the walls in sections based on where we could reach with an eight-foot ladder.

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Isn’t that just lovely. Talk about motivation. We are gearing up to bring in the scaffolding to finish the job. But not this weekend though, because it’s my birthday. It has been alleged that I will be thirty.

The upstairs common space is getting the same treatment. Even though it is patchy, I’m more for the painting-to-a-corner team than I am just-paint-strokes-as-far-as-I-can-reach.

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The paint color is Sandpiper by Martha Stewart and it is so bright and clean. I really love it.  I had it color matched and mixed in my favorite paint, Behr Premium Plus Ultra from Home Depot. It has the primer in it, and it is fantastic. Most of the painting we’ve done has been in one coat. There has been some touch up don’t get me wrong, but it is so nice not to have to do a full second coat, let alone a third. Despite looking minty up next to the beige, it truly is more oatmeal/creamy grey with a hint of green. These last two shots are the best representation of the color.

I also got started on Aurelia’s new room! I had three samples mixed. Top left is a color match to Benjamin Moore’s Organdy. Bottom left is Martha Stewart Orchid. And on the right is also Martha Stewart, Phlox. IMG_2758

Left side: way too pink, and way too purple. The winner is: Phlox!


I am so pleased with this pretty lavender and I can’t wait to see our babies’ rooms come together!

This was a great weekend for us! I sure do love my little family. See what I found after our nap on Saturday?


I also followed a great tutorial over at House of Earnest for creating a professional-looking arrangement from a fresh bunch from the supermarket and I love how they turned out!


Have a great Monday everyone! Thank you for being such great readers!


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