So last week Craig took some days off to get a few things done around the house. We have lived here almost three years and were still living with flat builder beige walls in several rooms, and it had not held up well. Painting was my first priority.
We began with Pinkerbelle’s room. Her room was this same lavender color and design in our last three houses, so this time we went with something different.
I decided to go with green this time. It went with her duvet and would still work with the touches of pink and lavender that she has in her room. My design inspiration was this room from an older PBKids catalog.
Craig painted the walls; Lowes American Tradition Panacea on top and Paris Mint on the bottom (color matched at Home Depot with their paint/primer in one). I have a shoebox full of paint chips collected over the last 5 or 6 years which I pulled the card from, so I’m not even sure if they still have that card at Lowes. When he was done, I did the dots with rubber stamps.
He also got the kids’ bathroom painted. It has always been my practice to get eggshell or satin paint, but based on the beating the satin-painted kitchen and family room walls have taken, I decided to go with semi-gloss for the bathroom. The color is Benjamin Moore Yarmouth Blue, again color-matched.
It looked fine with the existing shower curtain, but then I remembered that I still had one of the famous Target shower curtains from when I found them brand-new at Goodwill a couple years ago.
Still two bedrooms, the upstairs landing, and the master bath left to paint, but progress is being made. Someday (soon, hopefully) I’ll get to the rest of the decorative accents in these two rooms.