|Red. Really red. Time for a Change|
|Bye Bye Red|
|Mom (Janet) hard at work|
Back to the dining room. This room was first painted what I call "default beige". This is the color I painted the whole interior of the house after we moved in and refinished the wall texture. The hallways and living room have remained this color, but everything else has changed over time (some walls more than once). The dining room then became red. A deep intense red. I love this color, but grew tired of it in my dining room over time. I am tired of dark colors. I want lighter colors throughout my house. I love the new greys, and this is what I settled on. My inspiration came from my granite counter top in my kitchen. It has grey/silver, golds, and creams in it. Overall it is light, and I love it. My floors are a warm travertine (mocha), so I needed a warm grey 50+ paint swatches and three paint samples later, I made my choice.
For your information, I tracked my expenses and my time.
Step 1: Clear the room. This included lots of glassware, switch plate covers, some wine and spirits, and the removal of one cabinet on the wall. (1.5 hours)
|Where was all this stuff?|
|Love that scaffolding - my dining room table!|
|My quest for the perfect warm shade of grey|
|#2 was the hands-down winner. Lowe's Valspar "Filtered Shade"|
Here is a sneak preview of the finished product. Check in tomorrow for the finishing details.