Friday, May 6, 2016

Speed Painting!

I'm amazed at how quickly the walls were painted at the house! Tonight we went for a bike ride, then came home to eat dinner. While Nate was grilling, Peter and I walked over to the house to check out the progress. Only last night did James start painting the ceilings, so I figured things would still be mostly white. I was wrong! The only walls that have not been painted are the main staircase, the attic, the mudroom and the laundry room. I'm eager to go back over in the daylight, because at first glance, the living room (Cupola Yellow) was not quite right - too brown/yellow? When I mentioned my fear to Nate, he brushed it off, reminding me that I'm slow to warm up to most colors...and things. Really? Is that true?

This line-up makes it look like we'll have more yellow than we actually will. Colonial Yellow is the back door color, which is mostly glass. And the yellow at the top is an idea for the inside the attic dormers.
So I'll put a couple of photos here because it would be rude not to, but promise me that you'll keep an open mind until I get better photos with better lighting tomorrow!

The bike ride
Exterior color test strips. Which is your favorite? Mine is the lower right - Gauntlet Grey

This is Cupola Yellow by Sherwin Williams. I think better lighting, refinished floors and trim will help me like it more

Portico by Sherwin Williams
This was a risky move - Sea Serpent. (Below: my guest room inspiration)

Calming and neutral Stone Lion for our bedroom

Below, Louisa and Cora see their room (in Teaberry) for the first time. The smiles mean they approve, right? And the last picture, the sweet, sweet attic. It has not been painted yet, but I think it will still be something really light, perhaps Modern Grey.


  1. Jason ArdanowskiMay 7, 2016 at 12:16 AM

    Cupola Yellow is savable... it could use more of an orange hue. My parents' old kitchen was orange (with hardwood and granite) and it worked well. Dark green trim, green plants, etc. will complement it nicely.

  2. Trim, flooring, lighting, furniture, and decor will add so much. If you still don't like it then, repaint. At least you'll already be moved in. :) What's happening on the back of the peninsula? Will that be a different treatment or will there be cupboards there? I can't remember. Also, I LOVE the Sea Serpent paint and look forward to seeing how cozy that room becomes. :)

  3. This is so awesome to see! I love the colors and the dark guest room is going to be amazing. Can't wait to frequent it!

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