Friday, 6 February 2009

I'd Like To Paint A Picture For You

Friday Faff: DIY Edition

I have finished my painting project!

I ended up painting the two main walls light green and the fireplace olive green. I'm really happy with the way it turned out. I love having colour on the walls but the green we chose is subtle enough to be considered neutral (which I don't care about right now but I might when we decide to sell. When we were condo-shopping, Shawn and I saw one place that had a navy blue bedroom and a dark maroon bedroom and another that had a mustard yellow / bright green colour scheme. We left both places immediately.)

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After:



I've got a lot of the olive green paint left so I'm tempted to paint the bathroom but laziness is winning out at this point. Maybe I'll do it in a few months. Maybe not. Who knows?

20 comments:

  1. Beautiful work! It looks fantastic!

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  2. I love your new colors! I remember once hearing that it's better to have neutral walls and use accents furniture to bring color into a room. Our living room was professionally painted a really pretty blue. The problem? Blue looks awful in light. It does. Everything reflects this blue color and well ick. Can't wait to repaint it soon!

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  3. Love it! Love it! Looks fantastic. :)

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  4. It looks great! That's a nice color.

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  5. Ooooh, that makes such a huge difference. So much easier on the eye than the bright white. My apartment is this weird almost-olive-but-not-quite color that turns everything an awful shade of green when the sun is setting. It kinda looks like the apartment got sea-sick all the sudden. I'm too lazy to paint though, so I applaud you.

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  6. It looks great! Want to come paint my house?

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  7. Wow, amazing what a little color will do! Looks so cozy!

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  8. This looks beautiful. The color is subtle, but I like it so much more than the white. Whenever I start out painting, I always get all ambitious and feel like I could paint five rooms. And then all the prep and clean-up takes so long that I'm just glad to be done.

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  9. It looks awesome! I love the two colors together.

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  10. It looks great! Very warm and sophisticated.

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  11. oh i love that color. great choice.

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  12. Really nice. I love that paint colour. Good job.

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  13. Very nice! That really finishes the room!

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  14. GORGEOUS! i have that same stark white wall thing going on (stupid rental!) and i'm about to email my landlord and ask if he'd mind if i repainted them ANYTHING - even cream, or super super light neutral brown - just ANYTHING that isn't dingy, stark, white...

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