Yup, I finally broke down and got some paint on the walls! A friend came over to help get me (push me?) over the hump and it was a ginormous help. With her coaxing, I chose SW Blonde to paint in the entrance hallway. A few weeks later, I worked up the nerve to tackle the morning room, which I painted SW Bamboo Shoot.
|SW Blonde in entrance. Its really tough to get a good picture of this room|
because it never gets much natural light. I really like the color, which
is a nice warm yellow/brown.
|It looks a bit different at night with the fluorescent lights|
|Showing off my excellent cutting-in job, not so easy with|
that angled ceiling above the door
|SW Bamboo Shoot. I LOVE how it turned out.|
|The 12' ceiling was NOT easy to paint|
You can see we also got blinds! We ordered them custom cut from SelectBlinds.com and were very pleased with their service, prices and shipping. All nine windows in the morning/family room are the same color, Cherry. Select Blinds cuts them to width and length - the windows are a standard size, but having them cut to the correct length saves a lot of time. When you buy blinds off the shelf, you have to take the bottom apart and pull the extra slats off - an endeavor that requires a large lot of patience, and in my experience, a stiff drink (or two). These blinds were comparably priced to ones you can buy off the shelf at big box retailers.
The next big project will be figuring out a color for the family room/kitchen that coordinates with Bamboo Shoot and Blonde, doesn't clash with the new couch, and looks good with the floor, cabinets and countertops. No problem, right?