Monday, February 4, 2013

House Remodel Post 3 - Painting and Stripes Done

As promised yesterday here are the photo of the finished "Banana Split" yellow painted walls.  The color came out just the way I wanted and I am so happy.

And now for the Striped Wall. This is the wall that the bed be setup against.  The yellow strip is the same color as the other three walls.  Theese photos were taken in the daylight.

Once I pick out the hardwood floors I will share more remodel phots.

Saturday, February 2, 2013

House Remodel - Post #2 - Paint

Remember when you were little and went to the convenience store to buy penny candy (yes a long time ago candy was a penny) and there were so many choices that you just could not decide what to buy.  Well picking out paint brought back those memories.  Why do we need 50 + difference shades of yellow???? 

I went to Home Depot and picked out 4 colors -  put the samples on the wall. Sound simple enough...well it was not.  I picked out a color for the mater bath "Moonlit Yellow" and for the master bedroom "Pale Daffodil".  The bath looks fabulous!!!!! Just the right shade of yellow. Next step was to was to start of the bedroom. Decided to do the closets first since it was getting late in the day.  When I came back in to see how it looked I was shock, it had a GREEN tint.  My painter said just by the look on my face "you do not like this color do you?".  I decided to let him finish thinking that when it dried it would look different.  IT DID NOT LOOK BETTER! 

I thought my cloths would run out of the closet when they saw this color.


Next step was to tried some of the colors I bought the first time, but none were right. Back to the Home Depot to check through the 50 + colors.  I did found one I liked and bought a sample. Came home and put it on the wall and new right way it was the one.  "Bananna Split".

Here is how the walls looked as I was trying to pick a color
I used painters tap to write the color name next to the sample

Tomorrow Photos of the finsh room.

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

House Remodel - Post #1

Let me just start by saying that I am excited to see how my house will look with a fresh coat of paint and new hardwood floors.  I have been wanting to start this project for a while now, but it looks a lot easier when they do it on HGTV.  The whole house is done in an hour.  My time schedule is going to be somewhat longer....since I am having issues picking out paint and floor colors.

I am starting with the Master Bedroom and Bath.  The bath is coming along great.  The floor has tile but the grout was looking dull. While I was out surfing blogs I found a great post on a product called Grout Refres by Mapei.  From the photos she posted I thought it was worth a try.  And I love how it turned out.  Take a look and let me know what you think.