Maybe it's the hormones or maybe it's the time ticking down; but, I've been on a serious mission lately to get some things done around the house. Two big things that have been bothering me are the lack of color on my walls and the missing necessary furniture/accessories in our home. In the past 8 years we have moved multiple (6) times, so in someways I'm relieved that I don't have extra furniture that doesn't work in our current home. I'll start gathering items such as end tables, decorative accessories and wall art soon enough. That is a task easily completed with kids in tow. Well, relatively easy.
The other problem, lack of color, has a limit in opportunities when you have several 'helpers' around during the day. So, I've been snatching those infrequent moments to do different painting projects around the house. I'm QUITE pleased with the way my kitchen and 1/2 bath have turned out and thought I would share some before and after pics.
First up - the kitchen. The color is called Sly Fox and is a BEHR paint from Home Depot. I had this color in our kitchen in Georgia and absolutely loved it. It went on in two coats (very unusual for a red) and has wonderful warmth to it.
The most recent painting project has been our little 1/2 bath off the kitchen. The color is called Grasshopper Wing and is also a BEHR paint. (When you find something that works, gotta stick with it.) I was a bit worried about the dark color in a small space, but it works and really brings out the picture on the wall.
One of my little helpers:
I have 2 more painting projects I would LOVE to get done before the new baby gets here, but we'll have to see how my body holds up. (You know me - If I can do it myself, I'm not going to hire it out.) One is the second kids' bedroom. I already have a happy light blue color on hand just waiting to be slathered on the walls. The next on my list is getting a neutral up on the rest of the walls on the first floor. Still haven't completely settled on that color, but I'm looking at one called Churchill (something or ruther) from Valspar. Poor planning on my part to run out of rollers and not be able to get the sample color up on several of the walls to see how I like it overall. Has to play nice with the kitchen color, right?