December 8, 2007

A Fresh Coat...

Well seeing that Christmas is around the corner and we want to be in the house by then, we have been extremely busy. After much thought and swatch after swatch we found our colors. We really like earth tones. SO, we found some really great colors to work with and they look great with our area rug. Its amazing what a fresh coat of paint will do for a house. I'm sorry for posting the same things over and over but its our life right now and I don't want to forget this time either. So soon enough I'll be done with the house postings. I know photos don't turn out the exact color but it's something. So here is the latest...



The darker brown is the whole living room color and it changes to tan up on the main wall. From that wall over to the stairs and up the stairs is the tan. We love it.





The tan color was brought all the way up the stairs and in the upstairs hall way. Im really happy with the way it turned out. The cupboards and doors are a fantastic white. I never knew there could be so many shades of white out there.





Our family room now has an army feel to it. We love the olive and boy scout greens. I loved the swatch from the store and Romney didn't. Once the paint was up I was nervous and he LOVED it. But now I am so happy with it. I have to say around 2:00ish is the prettiest shade. These pictures really dont show the green but I promise its a green tone.






...and here is the dreaded project...pulling up the floor. These little peel and stick tiles are hard to pull up. Soon enough we'll have our floors in. I cant wait!

20 comments:

The Texas Links said...

WoWWa!!! Love, love, love the color in the family room!! I want it! Looks great you guys!! Love ya!!

Shannon said...

Good pictures. It's fun to see how things are coming along.

Hull Family said...

LOVING YOUR COLORS! You guys are such awesome workers. Gosh, if we were true friends we'd be over there with our paintbrushes in hand... but I promise for the open house I'll bring some awesome cookies or something.
We are so THRILLED for you guys and so happy that everything is coming along. Good luck with the "done before Christmas goal".

Mark said...

Wow, I hardly recognized the place! It looks amazing! You guys are doing a great job, let me know if I can help! Are the kids paintings still in the bathroom?

Katie said...

Marks been messing w/ the blog stuff...so the comment that says "mark" is me, sorry

Griffeth said...

It looks great! I wish that I could see it for real.

Kristen said...

Don't worry we all love hering about the house! It looks great and I love the paint colors!! It's so true that paint can make such a difference...
Thanks for your comment on my blog. Mack is doing good. We will stay home all week to make sure he doesnt injure his arm while in the slpint.

Dartay said...

Wow, I love your colors! You guys have a good eye(s). We are going through the same process with picking out our basement colors. What is the color you did on your main floor (the lighter color)? Looking good though!

kelseyp said...

you are amazing! love love love the color scheme. we are very serious about coming in february. spence has a whole week off. i don't know if we would bring sophie or leave her with my parents.. we'll see. i am still loving purumpapum pum.next time i am at my moms i am gonna call you. she has free long distance. love ya!

Pedersens said...

looks BEAUTIFUL Erin!! well if things go to your plan and you are in by Christmas we should be able to stop by after Ethans party on the 21st to see the almost finished project? yeah?? :) We will be at the annual Stubbs PARTAYYY! cant wait!!

Alison said...

Love it Erin! I think the colors are just great! Keep the photos coming! We love seeing the progress! See you soon! xoxoxo

gunnells said...

Wow lots of work but it is looking great. I love the colors you chose...once it's all done it is so rewarding :)

lacy said...

I love your house updates . . . and I can't wait to see it in real life!! Can you believe that Christmas is only 2 weeks away?! We hope you can be in the house by then. It's crunch tim!

Scott and I have been busy doing some painting as well (among other projects). . . I'll post pictures soon. At some point we need to put it on hold long enough to get ready for Christmas!

Meagan Cooper said...

wica wica wicked paint colors... I love them. It looks so great. What troopers you guys are. I can't wait to see it, I think we are coming to Palm Dessert at the end of March! What are you doing for floors? Love the pics

The Ellsworth Clan said...

YOU GO GUUURL. THE COLORS LOOK GREAT. I LIKE THE DARK ONE EVEN BETTER ON THE WALLS THAN ON THE SWATCH,, WHICH I MUST SAY IS A VERY GOOD THING. LOVE YOU

Rebecca said...

It looks so good. I think I have the same "green" color in my bedroom. We didn't paint it that way and it looks good except for the "mustard yellow" she used as an accent color. Man does it need to be painted over!

Summer said...

Wow...looks like your house is really coming along. Looks great!

The three of us said...

That is so fun Erin!!! I'm so excited for you guys!! Let us know if you need any help moving in :)

SHIRLEY'S said...

WOW!! dont be sorry for posting all about the house... i would be doing the same thing! and i love the colors too! keep it going!

Sharla said...

Hey girlie!
You are busted because I found your blog from Ashley's by chance... :)
So glad you got the house and all is going well! I have always wanted to paint my kitchen cupboards, but it seems SOOO overwhelming!