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Good news- we are down to the final ‘messy’ projects of Remodeling Round 1. Which means that we get to start moving in next week! I mean, the entire kitchen is still in boxes in the garage, but I’m choosing to focus on the great news of becoming a one-house-family once again instead of the pile of work still to be done after moving in.
While Adam works on finishing up the drywall and electrical, I am trying to get everything painted before we move in.
Want a sneak peak at my revolutionary paint color choice?
Yep, white. In fact, I bought a 5 gallon bucket of white paint and have been making my rounds (actually, Martha Stewart “Glass of Milk” is the paint color- thanks Annalea and Anna Maria for the inspiration). I’d just leave everything as is if it weren’t a terrible pink-y taupe.
In our last couple of houses, I’ve chosen fabulous paint colors and painted all of the rooms before we moved in. But then, in the last couple of houses, there has also been a decent amount of repainting after living in the space for awhile.
Rookie Mistake. That I made twice (‘slow learner’ indeed).
But not this time. Nope. I am hoping that the white paint gives us blank slate rooms. Then, after adding in furniture, and decor, and people, and living in the rooms for awhile, we can re-evaluate and see what colors might work best on the walls (or if the white suits us- I am kind of loving it right now).
Longer process? Yes. Worth it? Juries still out- I’ll let you know in a few months when we push all of our furniture to the middle of the rooms to repaint.
Have you had luck either way (pre-painting or waiting-then-choosing)? I’d love to hear what’s worked for you.
ps- Thanks for all of your fabulous comments and emails after Monday’s post. I am still working on responding to each of you, but know that they were such an encouragement to my worn out heart!