Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Painting, Painting, Painting!

We did a LOT of painting this weekend! In order to get our house sale ready, we had to have all the hideous wallpaper stripped off of all the bathroom walls and repaint them into nice soothing colors.

We hired a crew to do the wallpaper stripping - DH and I fight about enough home improvement stuff as it is, I figured stripping wallpaper might be the final straw.

So they started on Thurs and got the master bath and the upstairs bath stripped and almost all primed. The crew had to leave early to go to court( ok....) but promised to be back bright and early on Friday morning, and they sure were! I decided to leave Reilly home with me, just baby gated downstairs with plenty of room to move around.

Our great friend Catherine( who is VERY eager to have us move) came over on Friday to help and she painted the downstairs bathroom, as well as put in some new fixtures in the master and the downstairs. She brought her 3yr old Mary who spend the day playing on the Wii and petting on Reilly.

So the Master bath was painted Livable Green( Sherwin Williams). I tried to get some pictures, but it was really hard - the color didn't really come out. But those of you who have seen the wallpaper, will appreciate this:

The art was a little crooked( mental note to fix when I get home).

( sorry about the messy towels, I was just clicking away....)

So that was the master.

In the upstairs bath, I put Cottage Cream( Sherwin Williams). Cat framed the mirror for us and it has made all the difference in the way the bathroom looks.

You can't really see the color, but anything is better than the green and gold striped wallpaper that was up there.

And then last but not least, the downstairs half bath. Cat also framed this mirror for us and we changed the light fixture and added a cute little lamp. This color is Behr River Rock.

We also rented a storage unit and started to declutter the house. WHAT a job that is!

Hopefully the roof gets put on tomorrow, then we can clean the carpets and get the house on the market!


  1. Wow, Steph, it looks awesome!! I love the new colors and the framed mirrors. Was that Cat's idea? They look GREAT!

  2. Thanks! Yep, Cat did the frames!

  3. Hey great workout at least!! And where are you moving to??

  4. Yeah, we're exhausted....

    We're just moving to the other side of town.

  5. Your house is so cute. Why are you moving? Are you moving closer to work?

  6. So, do you & Cat hire out? I have a bathroom and living room that need serious paint jobs. LOL! You guys did a great job!!