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April 14, 2011  —  Written by Julia Marcum 

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In an evening and a half, we got all of the green covered.  Woot!  I mentioned that from our front door you can see a slew of green, yellow, white and dark beige paint.  Well, we got one out of four covered, and since green was definitely the majority–we are patting ourselves on the back.  We started on Monday night and removed all of the screws, nails, curtain rods, and shelves that were left behind and patched the walls.  Then Chris attached our Swiffer duster to the end of our long painting rod and dusted all of those vaulted ceilings.  There was a lot of gagging when our fresh duster returned a saturated dark, dusty gray.  Our living room is really difficult for me to photograph for a few reasons:  1.  I am not a photographer (I leave that to my sister, Andi).  2.  I don’t have one of those fancy cameras.  We use our Bloggie (which we LOVE) for all of our pictures and videos.  3.  There is so much light pouring through the windows.  We’ll just say that is the main reason.  Here are some before pictures of the living room.  

Pretty typical before pictures, huh?  Leave everything messy and don’t even try to make it look nice.  If they were taken at night that would have been even MORE amusing.  Monday evening, after Greta went to bed, I took on the duties of edge work, which I actually really like, and Chris rolled paint like there was no tomorrow with his new extender rod.  

Tuesday we went ottoman hunting and took the night off and snuggled and watched Modern Family and House.  And last night, we finished the job.   This morning, before the sun came full force through the windows, I snapped some pictures. 
See the thermostat?  No?  It was a disgusting almond yellow and
I painted it the same color as the wall so it would blend.

There is a completely different vibe in the room now.  It is really calming and as soon as we warm it up with art on the walls and a couch and curtains, we hope it will be just as cozy as we have been imagining it in our minds this whole time.  As for paint colors, that luxe purple accent wall is Behr’s Violet Evening and the warm gray-beige is Benjamin Moore’s Cape Hatteras Sand, color matched to Valspar.  We found it at Lowes in the mis-tinted section.  5 gallons marked down from $121 to $25.  I died. 
Let the decorating fun begin.   Meagan, cover your ears eyes, we’re going to Ikea tonight.  

What do you think?

  1. DoublClik says:

    Gah! I love that plum colored wall. (sorry I forgot the name that came on the label) Thanks for the shoutout : )

  2. Meagan says:

    (ignoring the @#$% comment…..)

    YAY! It’s gorgeous! Seriously, those colors are perfect. I can’t wait to see the finished product!!!! What a perfect thing…you visit me now, and I’ll visit YOU when the house is done. I seriously can’t wait. And, I’ll vacuum your stairs too :-) Jules, you are such a wonderful bff. I am still in shock and I’m sure I will until I see you in Tallahassee. Get ready for a culture shock. You’ll love it…maybe….not the heat at least!!!

  3. DoublClik says:

    Gah! I love that plum colored wall. (sorry I forgot the name that came on the label) Thanks for the shoutout : )

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