Since we finished the sheet rock work in the kitchen, we’ve needed to paint the living room. I procrastinated because I don’t like painting and once I started on the living room, I’d need to carry the color down the hall. On Thursday, I picked out a paint color, Silver Drop by Behr (color matched to Glidden) and got started. Nothing like selling a house to get your butt in gear, right?
I started by taking the pictures down and repainting the trim, just to cover any areas where the original tan color may have seeped under.
I filled about 50 nail holes at the same time.
Using Frog Tape, I taped off all the trim. There goes a whole roll.
The boys decided to make a fort out of the rearranged furniture.
Then I started rolling. And rolled, and rolled, and rolled. And that’s when I remembered why I usually make Ben roll.
After doing paint related work all day, I finally finished just as Ben was getting home. When I asked him to start peeling tape he didn’t understand. I told him I had just finished the second coat. He was amazed I had done it alone.
It’s lighter than I would usually go with, but I thought it might be better for resale.
The hall feels so much brighter.
I’m not going to bother hanging pictures before we move. It’s not worth the effort. So I’ll stare at blank walls for the next month or so. It already feels strangely sterile.
You’ve seen our most recent painting adventure. What is your favorite gray color? Do you prefer light or dark colors?