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Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Painting Walls #DIYhomeImprovements

Buying an old home has it's own pros and cons.  The house that we bought hasn't been updated for 15 years according to it's  assessment/appraisal report so pretty much everything in it  have seen better days.  That's why we decided to upgrade the wood floors and  removed the  old  linoleum types of flooring s in  the family room, kitchen and hallways in the first floor.  I  wasn't planning on painting walls yet until we moved in but all of that changed when  the  flooring company whom we hired to do the tile work in the floor  have delayed  for few  weeks.  So we decided to give the house a fresh coat of paint.  We went to Sherwin Williams and bought our  paint there and avail their sale.  Their paints are a lot  expensive even with sale prices.  
The kids picked  and decided   the colors to paint their own bedrooms.  My daughter chose  French  light grey to paint her room and my son chose bluebell for his room.   Hubby and I decided to paint our master bedroom with  sea salt color. I also chose marshmallow white for the rest of the  house.
Even though I was concern with the cost, I am glad we  painted  before we moved because it looks a lot better with fresh coat of paints.  We still have a few to paint like the ceiling and the  main bath but those will be our future projects to do.
What I love about this store is,  the associates really knows their job so well.  They were so helpful to us as well.
You can never go wrong going with them, I just wish they are not so expensive.  Then again, you get what you pay for so I am not complaining.
We will wait till they have another major sale before we buy the  paint that we need for the remaining rooms that we weren't able to do.
To make  our kitchen look spacious, we  painted it  marshmallow white to match the  tiles that we used on the flooring.  Our kids love to help so we put them to work lol.
It's nice when your kids are involved in doing projects like this.  It makes the memories  so memorable.
Our daughter is such a hard worker.  She painted with me for so many days.
Hubby and I helped her paint her room.  I like the previous white walls on her room but  since the color  the she chose for her bedding  are so bright,  the french grey was a great choice.
Her room has a very big window so it looks bright in there  even on night time as the street light shines so bright.
My son's room looks very relaxing although the color makes the room look smaller.
My 9 and 10 year old little  helpers in painting did   a great job!
I am so glad that they were off the school when we  started working on the house.  It was hard concentrating  on doing our projects when they  were still in school because we can only work for .few house and then stop as they have activities and other  stuff.
My daughter is very interested in  interior designing. So she decided to put some artsy design in her walk-in closet.  She used  a lot of  painters tape to do this project but she did it alone without our help.
This design goes with the geometric design of her bedding.
We are still unpacking as of this moment so everything is still in disarray lol.  I need more time to put everything in place but I will get there.
It's amazing how much stuff you collect over the years. In our 13 years of marriage, we have so many stuff. You never knew what you have till you move to another place, whew!

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Arra O. said...

I love your daughter's idea I could use that too on our bedroom :) It's fun to personally paint your room though it would be tiring at the end of the day

Melisa Sanchez said...

Wow what a nice and fun filed activity plus family bonding also. I love the concept and color of the room very clean.

eve winters said...

It's really a great idea to include your kids in the designing and purchasing department. They are a lot better creative than we are.

Fernando Lachica said...

Kids helping for home renovation is great because of their care and love for the family. It's the way why family's sticking together for the common good; today and in the future.

Zwitsy said...

Wow, your daughter is so artsy! I like your son's pick too. Glad that you give them the option to select which one they think is best for their rooms. Only if revamping home is just as fun as how you see it, I'll surely do it myself with my son but then, that would consume a lot of time which I don't have yet. :(

Jessica Cassidy said...

Painting is a fun projects for the family. Only hubby and I paint especially on the garage floor. I wish you all the luck in your new house Sis.

Teresa Martinez said...

Choosing the paint color for every part of our home was very exciting during the time that we were in the same situation as you are now.

Ria C said...

Your daughter is very creative! I like the pattern she used. It certainly added an oomph to her wall.

Jeannette said...

We just bought a house last year and we are now talking about painting. I can't wait to put some sone color in this house. I LOVE what your daughter did!

Stacie said...

I love what you guys are doing with your home! I love the colors, and I love the creative used of the paint, as well.

Sarah said...

Wow what a fun family activity to do together and bring a bit of your individuality into the home! I love the idea of painting some walls, need to spiff things up!

Jennifer Johnson said...

Love these colors!! I hate the color my girls picked when we owned a house but they loved the bright pink!

Lisa Favre said...

I have never used paint from Sherwin-Williams but that blue looks incredible. Looks like you had a great time painting!

FidoseofReality said...

We are doing some summer home improvement projects, too. I love that the kids are pitching in!

Emily Reviews said...

Your project turned out great! I completely understand what you mean in regards to not knowing how much stuff you have until you move it all. We moved in November and man it was a lot of stuff!

sara lafountain said...

The room looks so cute! It is always great when the whole family helps with a project. The geometric bedspread is so adorable!

Rebecca Swenor said...

I love painting just for a change in the house and I do it every few years. The funnest part to me is the finished project. The designs with the tape are amazing. Thanks for sharing and great job on the rooms.

Jasmine Eclipse said...

I love home decor projects, but since I'm renting an apartment right now, I'm not able to do anything! I can't wait to move into a home.

Life With Kathy said...

Looks like you all did such a great job. I actually love painting walls. My father is almost ready to paint one of his walls, so I'll be over there helping him out when he gets ready for that. Your walls turned out great!

Dawn GT said...

i used to love doing home improvements with my mom. i love how you guys got in there together and completed the project. the room looks awesome.

Kristen Dann said...

I love re-painting just to change up things. But I'm always so indecisive when it comes to picking out a color!

Hil'Lesha O'Nan said...

I love the colors that you chose, because they complement each room well. I've been wanting to paint some of my walls, but I haven't decided on the color(s) yet.

Christy Garrett said...

I want to paint our house too. I want to do it ourselves to save money. We bought our house 8 years ago and it really could use a new coat of paint inside and out.

I love the way your daughters room turned out.

Sarh Snarski said...

I love doing DIY projects and painting is a big favorite of mine! Looks like the kids had a great time!

Two Boys and a Hubby said...

Wow you are all doing an awesome job. I hope the rest of your unpacking goes smoothly. Your daughters tape idea was brilliant.

Lashonda said...

You did a great job! The accent was is amazing!!

Stephanie Pass said...

My husband and I have slowly been painting our house, adding a pop of color here and there. I love your daughter's style!

Lynndee said...

We did the house painting ourselves too. Never tried painting a house until I got here in the U.S. :)

Maggie Lydon said...

I agree that painting before move in is a great idea. It saves time, you dont get paint on stuff paint isnt supposed to be on and then when you move in everything is fresh and pretty. Your daughters taste is awesome!

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