Going Green

Well, we’ve been in the new house for 6 weeks now – kind of hard to believe! Some days, it still feels like we just moved in and others it feels like we’ve always been here. In any case, we are due for an update.

We moved in on Sunday, May 26th. It went off without a hitch. My dad and a friend helped and we were done by (late) lunch time. The first major project was getting a new roof (that we negotiated during closing). We still  have some work to do ourselves on that – painting the eaves that had been replaced due to rot. It’s quite the chore! We spent a day and a half already and only have about half of them primed. It’ll be an ongoing summer project.

The project of highest importance (for me) was painting our living/dining room. It was red. Really red. And it was just too dark for me. Huz didn’t mind it but I complained enough that he caved pretty quickly.

house red 2

red house green 1

After having 100 paint chips on the wall, we narrowed it down to 5 swatches which we painted in 3 different spots and finally decided to go with Sherwin Williams Recycled Glass, a lovely green.

house green 1

house green 2

I’m pretty shocked at the transformation – the entire room seems bigger, definitely brighter. I’m very happy with the color though it was a pain in the butt to cover up the red! 2 coats of primer, 2 coats of paint, and taping off all that trim. It basically took us 3 full days of work (and the help of a friend for one of those days). So that’s how we spent our long 4th of July weekend.

Obviously, there is still a lot I’d like to do but I’m so relieved to have the fresh, updated look. Now I feel like I can actually hang things and make this place our own. A new couch and dining room table is on the wishlist among countless other things. It’ll be a constant work in progress.

(And I owe you all a tour, I know!)

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3 Responses

  1. Nice! I love the green. Very relaxing.

    One of these days Michael and I will get back into the remodel. We’ve kind of taken a break for awhile (ahem, years).

    • We are fortunate enough to have bought a house that only really needs cosmetic fixes (other than the roof, and a new water heater eventually).

  2. That’s a good green :) Avocado-ish

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