I can't tell you how delighted I am that so many of your comments want to see more of the house and what we are doing with it. This is such an exciting project for us, and we are wanting to do a nice job within our budget. When we first looked at this house, the first thing that I noticed was the lack of color. Every wall was painted gray.
And the white tile has just little bits of a darker color running through the tiles. So my main thought from the beginning was to somehow warm this house up!
So we started looking at paint. But MY oh MY how many shades of paint are available. I was so amazed! We bought little sample cans of paint and painted little areas on the walls. Before long, I was more confused then ever. When we finally decided on a color (Benjamin Moore Shaker Beige), we found out from the painter that the color we "thought" was Shaker Beige was not actually right! He bought a gallon of the right color and put it on the wall next to our sample. Whoa! Someone at the paint store either mixed it wrong or left one color out of the formula. But in the end we liked the "real" Shaker, and went with it.
We have also been spending a lot of time here -
I am SO out of my element in these mega stores :-)
More to come!