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Bye Bye Beige: Part 1

I got up Saturday morning, went to the first City Flea of the season, and came home to a fully painted half-bath! Whoo! No more beige in the bathroom!

(Apologies for the dark photos; there is no natural light in this hallway/bathroom; it is perpetually dark)

painted half bath painted half bath painted hallway

The color is French Lilac by Behr.

Still on the Painting To-Do List:

– paint the kitchen (also in French Lilac)

– paint entryway and family room (Natural Gray by Behr)

– paint my office (Cathedral Gray by Behr)

– paint our bedroom and bath (tbd)

– paint stairwell, bonus room, and upstairs hallway (tbd)

Here We Go

No, I am not referencing the recent slogan of a popular light beer… we finally have some DIY-ing underway in our house! What, what!

All the planning, all the pinning, all the nagging, has led to wall paint and crown moulding being purchased this past weekend! To say I am excited is an understatement. And although we didn’t actually start one of these projects (painting) until 5pm Sunday night (better late than never, am I right?), the hallway between our kitchen and bathroom already looks loads better.

Here’s a little teaser photo for you.

hallway in Behr Premium Plus Ultra in French Lilac

Sorry about the terrible quality of this photo; this hallway is completely devoid of natural light, and it was probably about 10pm when I snapped it.

We’re a long way off from a “big reveal,” but progress is progress. Here, in short, is our current to-do list:

– paint kitchen, hallway and powder room

– install crown moulding in family room, dining room and foyer

– paint family room and foyer

– install bookshelves, storage and window seat in my office

– paint my office

Have you done any painting recently? Are you a bright-eyed-and-bushy-tailed painter? Or do you start on weekend projects when your weekend is nearly over?