The solution? Paint the entire downstairs. We thought we started this when we painted "Harvest Gold" 3 years ago. Turns out the fall/harvest decor didn't happen and we ended up with really bright goldy-yellow walls. Then last year, we decided to do some remodeling and build a den. So, for exactly 1 year we've had two unfinished walls (just textured) in our downstairs because I can't decide on a tan/beige paint color; yes, I take full responsibility for this one.
Thank you Sherwin Williams for having your 40% off paint sale the 20th-23rd! While we spent $303 on paint, it was high quality and SO MUCH less than what the same paint could have cost; 40% less to be exact! We decided on Resolute Blue and Kilim Beige, the perfect compliments to our warm-green kitchen!
So we being our painting weekend by sending Justin to the zoo with the children! Thankfully our neighbor needed to get his little guy (Jordan's "favorite prince") out of the house too, and that my parents were planning on surprising us by taking the kids to the zoo (LOL), too! So the dads, kids, grandparents and Auntie Jill all got to go to the zoo!
And Justin's favorite part:
And my Favorite parts:
Okay- enough of the slackers! Just kidding... I'm SOOOOO grateful for the zoo trip! It was an amazing help to have the kiddos out of the house while it was destroyed and wet with paint!
Here's the before pictures we snapped:
And HERE WE GO!!
During and After:
And the Dining room:
Some final photos:
And now... the Detwiler-projectness shows... It wouldn't be one of our projects without SOMETHING going wrong... well, it did, and it was all my fault!! While touching up the ceiling in the living room, I went to move the ladder, but I had to fold it first. I grabbed the blue paint cup I was using and started to fold the ladder... I totally forgot I had the only quart of our white ceiling paint on the ladder shelf!! :(
Yep... while we're not in love with our carpet, we are stuck with it for another couple of years, so this was BAD news! :( And did I mention it was the only can of ceiling/original paint we had, and that it doesn't have a label or anything to suggest what white color it is?? I was able to save a lot of the paint... and Justin was able to salvage the carpet!!! :) Thank you to the internet suggesting that laundry detergent and water should do the trick! It's not all out, but after a lot of hands and knees scrubbing on Justin's part, we can still make it another couple years with the carpet!! :) He saved the day!