Monday, January 31, 2011

this week's crafting...

... might be put on the back burner. I have felt the need to repaint our main living area and hallways for awhile now, and decided this morning that the priming just had to happen during naptime. Of course naptime is now over and I'm not all the way finished, but it's getting there.

My husband painted the dark red wall before we met, and the "Home Depot Orange" hallway within the first month that we were dating (before I knew I'd be living in this house). As much as I love color and pretty much all of the other color choices he's made in our home, these two had to go. The before:

The during (the orange went all the way down that hallway):


As much as I liked the idea of going neutral, we have too much cold and blah outside most of the year and really prefer color. We're trading the orange for a nice neutral green (Martha Stewart's Parchment Paper) and the red for a softer burnt orange (Martha Stewart's Yam):

Wish me luck! Hopefully there will be some good "after" photos later this week.




11 comments:

Katie said...

I like the old red, but the Home Depot orange is a bit much. Props to your husband for being bold and creative with colour though, I don't know too many men who even care about paint colour.
I can't wait to see how your new colours turn out!

Dani said...

Love those color choices.

Amy said...

Oh, I like your new colors! Good luck tackling that project!

Tanya said...

I don't mind the old and bold colours, but the new ones are great!

Poppyprint said...

I had to laugh at Cooper crawling around in photo #1 & the dog sleeping on the carpet, then their conspicuous absence in photos #2 and #3 with the paintings leaning up against the coffee table. Ahhh, the pleasures of naptime! Way to get tons done today!

Aim said...

Maybe it's just me but when we paint the house turns into a complete mess, really something that looks like a war zone. But in your part way done photo everything is in the same place except for the picture leaning on the coffee table. I am very amazed and impressed! Good luck with the new colors! I love the orange color.

felicity said...

Love the new colours, and I loved seeing the little helper's hands in the photo of the paint samples.

Erin @ two more seconds said...

Oooh I love that new orangey color! Can't wait to see finished pictures.

Bry said...

Totally digging the yam color! Good luck!

Leslie said...

these colors are going to look so nice!!! i love using color in the house...makes it feel so much more fun.

Monica said...

ha ha, I've just bought a few samples pot for my dining room... watch this space!!