Friday night we taped, spackled, sanded, caulked, and drop-clothed.
Saturday morning started out with breakfast at the Skillet (because we needed a hearty breakfast) and then we started the painting party. Jared and I started priming the wall with paneling while my parents started on the ceiling. Luckily only the paneled wall and the two walls we stripped wallpaper from needed primed because that stuff was SMELLY!
(Note: I tried taking "during" pictures, but my phone camera did not cooperate, so they disappeared into nowhere. Oh well.)
Surprisingly, the zero-VOC Olympic paint at Lowe's was the cheapest, so we went with that! If our house doesn't smell like fresh paint for weeks, I'm quite happy with that! (In case you're curious, the color we chose was called Astral.)
Enough talk, on with the pictures!
Since the floor plan is so open, we decided to paint all of the walls the same color. We plan to add some sort of accent to the non-window wall in the dining area, but we're not completely sure yet what it will be: stripes, tone-on-tone stencil, chair-rail with a different color above or below...
|Pardon the ladder!|
The plan for this weekend is to paint the three bedrooms. It's amazing what a difference some paint can make!