NEW HOUSE PROJECT: THESE FOUR WALLS

Our first house! Woot!

I had no idea a few coats of paint can make a room or kitchen a hundred times better. During the first few house visits, I definitely knew the kitchen and one bedroom needed new colors. Mustard yellow may look appealing and nice to some homeowners, but the color doesn’t belong in my kitchen. I didn’t want to analyze every single color available so I simply dialed back the dark yellow to a bright pale yellow. Beautiful! The lighter color definitely brightens up the kitchen, and I am just amazed how a couple of cans of paint can transform a room.

Sorry for the somewhat blurry photo. Charlie and I picked out two shades of yellow and bought sample paint (best investment ever) to try on the kitchen wall.

After the closing and wandering around a bit more, I didn’t like the paint job in the other guest bedroom and the master bedroom. The majority of the second room was painted white, which I remembered and was fine with for the most part, but I didn’t remember the odd uneven dark colored trim at the top. One, I couldn’t really identify the color? A dark tan but not quite brown color? I wouldn’t have minded the trim except that it didn’t line up with the door and window frames in the room. The room just looked off somehow, and I decided a new coat of paint was needed.

Charlie spackling some holes in the guest bedroom. Love the muddy brown color? Me neither.

My paint project got bigger when I took a closer look at the master bedroom. Two walls were painted a nice pale blue, but the other two walls were white. I understand the use of an accent wall (watched even HGTV shows to be an expert), but two walls were painted blue. Knowing the color scheme was going to bother me, the master bedroom was added to the paint project. I will be forever grateful to Charlie’s parents for visiting for a few days and helping us paint rooms, fix minor stuff, build some other stuff, and move some boxes and big stuff.

Beautiful! Ozone is a gray blue color that I thought would be perfect to paint all three bedrooms.

Charlie and I have been mad busy since officially buying the house with touching up some paint, finding more things to fix, buying new fixtures, worrying about the cats’ transition, and moving the big furniture. We’re tired but happy, and the place is coming together nicely now that the big furniture has been moved in. The cats are adjusting to the move, and I suspect they will be happier with more space to run and more places to hide.

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