March 9, 2015

Living/Dining Remodel Part 2

Part 2 of the process of redoing our living and dining room is finally here! 

The painting process.  
I was a horrible blogger during this process as I only really got one picture during the actual painting part! What's worse is I didn't even realize it until we were done with the room. 

So here it is. As you can see we do it backwards than most people. We don't cut in the room like a professional and never have. The edges are the part of the painting that I would rather leave to the end because I don't like that part. Plus I started this while my husband was sleeping and I don't do ladders so I did what I could.

We painted with Valspar Ultra Primer and Paint in one from Lowe's. The name of the color is Gravity. I picked a Satin for the walls. At first I wasn't sure if it was going to work because I was afraid it had a blue hint but I realized it was the lighting in the house and it has really grown on me to be a perfect light gray! 

I strongly suggest getting paint samples in colors you think you might like and put them on your own walls at home and leave them for a week to see if you really like it. 

The process was really fast and only took us a couple days.

I never realized how much a change in color can change the look of a room. 
The room feels much larger now! 

I also figured while furniture was pulled away from the walls that it was time to touch up baseboards and window sills. So I just got the Valspar Ultra Paint and Primer in one and didn't have them put any color in it and left it the white it comes in. It was perfect. We also painted the doors in the same color. 

My one key tip to getting paint done with as little mess as possible is to use the Home Right Paint Stick from Lowe's. We didn't even have to use drop cloths! And no I am not an affiliate of Lowes I just really love this product!

To see Part 1 (The before pictures) click HERE.

The next part of this process was picking out furniture!
Check back in a few days to see what we bought from Big Lots!!!

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