Monday, November 1, 2010

Our own colors!

Having rented for the first 10 years of married life, Renae decided that it was time that we took the color palette of our home into our own hands for the first time ever. One Saturday in October, I arrived home from a weekend physics conference and she was waiting with a roller and a bucket of paint. 

The goal was to paint one wall each in the dining room and living room sections of our great room, leaving the original color on the other surfaces as an accent color.  Renae had taped most of the edges by the time I arrived.  I know it's doable to cut in without taping, but it really didn't take too long to tape everything off.  She started cutting in, and I followed behind with the roller.  

I was surprised how easy and fast it was to complete.  We were done in about an hour and a half, and then spent another half hour walking around hunting for spots needing a touch-up.  Cleanup was a breeze, since neither of us dripped anywhere other than the plastic sheet on the floor.

The color coordinates with our new furniture.  More on that later!  (That's a tease, baby...)  

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