With Brush In Hand

At the start of the weekend, the master bedroom looked like this: Bedroom - </p> <p><br /> <a title=

Now it looks a little something like this: Bedroom - Paint Try #1

Bedroom - Paint Try #1

The bad news: I don't like the color, it's just too saturated/bright. I was going for a robin's egg blue and this is much more tropical than I was aiming for, if that makes any sense.

The good news: The paint only cost $10 on sale, so it's no big deal to buy a different can and try again.  I'm leaning toward the following color.

Water .01

Yolo Water .01

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In the living room things are more certain.


Living Room

Living Room


Living Room - Primed

Living Room - During


Living Room- Painted

Living Room- Painted

Living Room- Painted

Both Mr. Cleaver and I absolutely love the transformation. The original color made the room so dark and den-like - it's so much brighter and more modern now! Eventually I'll make some curtains to cover the lower bookcase and we'll paint the doors to match the trim, but aside from a few touch-ups and painting the built-in's shelves, we're done in this room - which is huge.

Once again, we owe a huge debt of gratitude to our friends, who helped out enormously!!

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