Sunday, July 29, 2012

Moving in a Week and Already Painting our New House {ONLINE}

I have been pretty busy this last week getting ready to MOVE! We close on Monday, August 6 (and I can't wait!) We can move in right after we close, so we are planning on getting in around noon on Monday. In a week! AHHH! :)

So, I've been trying to work out a plan. We {think} we want to paint before we move in all our furniture so we are thinking of first painting the trim and doors white (all of the house) and then painting the walls (on the main level and our bedroom) on Tuesday and then moving furniture in on Wednesday. It might be too ambitious, we'll see!

I think I decided on a color for the trim/doors. Swiss Coffee by Behr, it's an off-white color. I've heard that trim should be done semi-gloss. Mainly because it holds up well and is easier to clean, right? Otherwise I would do a satin color because it isn't as glossy. Let me know if you have any advice on this!

The walls are a hard decision! I've been using the current owner's pictures of the house to "paint" the walls online. Did you know you could do that?! Well you can, for free, thanks to Sherwin-Williams Color Visualizer! I don't have a good picture of the bedroom, so I'm just working on the main floor. Here are some I'm come up with. This is by no means what I am going to do, just playing around right now to see some possible color options!

Dining Room "Now and Maybe"
Spalding Gray
Kitchen "Now and Maybe"
Peacock Plume
(The trim on the bottom will be painted white. Also, I will want to paint the cabinets white sometime - they will hopefully look better than the picture, but that will be a big project so it's not going to be done right away.)

Living Room "Now and Maybe"
Craftsman Brown
(I would paint that little ledge guy too...for some reason it wouldn't work to "paint" it online!)
Obviously, I would not paint all the rooms like this, because the colors would run into each other. Any ideas on how to paint, what colors where? Feel free to recommend ANYTHING or share any tips on moving in to a new place! I'm so excited to have a HOUSE!!!!


  1. That's so exciting! Congrats on the new house! That's a pretty ambitious paint and moving schedule! I don't think I'd be able to do all of that, but I'm kinda lazy. I'm still painting rooms and I've been here almost a year and a half! Oh, and I'd definitely do the trim and doors with semi-gloss. It's actually not that shiny when it's painted on the trim and doors.

  2. Hey, thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment. I'm loving your blog too! And your kitchen is going to look amazing!

    Have a great weekend!



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