Thursday, March 12, 2009

sneak peek

i know i've been complaining about all of the house work recently. maybe whining would be a better description, but either way i wanted to share some of the experiences with you!

we don't have any furniture moved in so it doesn't feel like home at all really - it's weird talking about "home" and that still being 2 different places. however, we did meet some of our neighbors yesterday which makes it feel more real! exciting!

we've painted 4 of the rooms so far [we have to paint every room, trim, closet, etc.] but i want to show you the paint colors we've picked and get your input! all paints are behr brand.

for the master bedroom, we chose mocha accent.
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for the office, we went with ashwood but then due to the home depot drama, it's actually has a bit more grey in it than the ashwood below.
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for the art room, we went with sonata for a pop of color.
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for the kitchen, feather gold to go with our blue/ teal tiles.
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for the main hallway and dining room, the lovely mother nature.
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for the living room, we went just a tiny bit darker than the color that was already in the room but it needed to be touched up. let me introduce you to castle path.
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for the add on guest bath, we chose spring hill.
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for the guest bedroom, we went with garden wall.
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and last, but not least, we will have sandstone cove in the add on hallway.
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fingers crossed that it looks good once it's all painted! also, fingers crossed that eventually the paint fume smell goes away!

p.s. i just noticed that jason and i were obviously biased towards browns and beiges. we were aiming for earthy organic colors. hmm...go figure.

[paint samples from http://www.myperfectcolor.com/]

3 comments:

christina said...

i love the colors! i have 2 suggestions for paint fumes:
1. buy low or no VOC paints...the fumes come from the VOC's and you probably don't want to breathe them anyway...a lot of paint companies are starting to make low- or no- VOC paints AND they will usually match your colors if you bring or send them a chip. {i picked ralph lauren colors & found a place online that makes zero VOC paint, they matched it perfectly! and best of all, the zero VOC paint is made from food--so it smells SO GOOD!}

2. if you can't find low- or no- VOC paint, add a bottle of vanilla extract to the paint can right before you paint, mix it well, that will help diffuse the fumes!

good luck...i love the palette!

tinkerverve said...

That is a stunning paint palette!

christina said...

thanks for your comment. good luck with the paint project...i was a little obsessed with all the paint toxins, etc, so i went a little crazy with my research...let me know if you need some links, i'm sure i still have them somewhere...but it's getting easier & easier to find low- or no- VOC paint, i think even Benjamin Moore has a line!!