We painted the:
- Front door
- Front room
- Family room
- Mudroom hallway
this post, you can see how all the walls in the entryway were cut in half with a wooden scrap of wood to try to add more detail. Well, he must have gotten a nail gun for Christmas one year, because everything is nailed down like the house is going to be lifted up and taken to Oz. He nailed the wood into the metal corner beads from the drywall. So when we removed the wood, all the mud came off the corners of all the walls too. So step one was to spackle all the walls before we could even think about painting Saturday morning.
The entryway was that original bright pink, and was painted to, what I refer to as, prison gray. Almost every wall on the main floor was this lovely prison gray color. The only walls that weren't was the picture window wall that was color crayon red and the large kitchen wall that was as yellow as the sun. He really didn't have a clue how to match tones in paint colors. I seriously think he just went to the miss matched paint sections of home improvement stores and bought whatever they had mixed up.
Now fast forward two days...
this post. I haven't even added any new decorations to this area yet, and I love it. I have a few plans for how I am going to spruce it up and make it pretty, but that will come with time.
It is so much warmer in the entire house, and for the first time in a year (can't believe we have been in the house for a year already) it is starting to feel like our house and not somebody else's house. As we start finishing rooms, I will post the true before and afters. We took a ton of pictures on our final walk through...
The only thing now left to paint in the house are the stairs going up, the stairs going down, the master bathroom and a hallway in the basement. Whew. That is alot of painting. And hopefully we can paint the garage this summer too. Yes, he painted the garage with royal blue squares everywhere!
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