It’s 2 months, to the day, since we moved into our new house.
During Natalie’s morning nap I spent some time working on one of the last painting jobs that remained on my list for the summer. As I was painting I realized that I haven’t really written much about the new house. So, since paint is on my mind, I decided that would be a good place to start!
We did quite a bit of painting in (and outside) this house. Some of it was necessary, some of it was because we wanted to freshen things up, and some was so we could make the house feel more like ours.
As of today, all the bedrooms, the family room, and the kitchen have a new coat of paint. Our bathroom is halfway done and I’m hoping to finish that this weekend. The entire exterior of the house has also been painted. Phew!
With lots of help from family, we completed all the interior painting ourselves. The exterior we hired to be done.
The previous owners had already bought the exterior paint but then they didn’t schedule it to be done before listing the house. So for the outside we just kept what they left, with the exception of the front door.
Previously the door was a sort of burnt orange/red color, now it is Surf Green (Sherwin Williams) and I really like how it turned out.
Changing the door color was a simple way to give the house a different look and it’s definitely nice to see our own stamp on the house.
One of my favorite new colors inside the house is the accent wall we painted in our family room. It’s called Rolling Pebble (Behr) and I love how it blends against the fireplace.
A fireplace was one of the things we hoped to find in a new house, and I wanted to make it a true focal point of the room. I think this color definitely helped achieve the look I was picturing.
It’s hard to capture in a photo, but the color seems to change tones throughout the day, sometimes bringing out the grays and sometimes highlighting the browns of the stone. It feels natural and cozy.
Another accent wall we did was in our bedroom. The color is called Juniper Ash (Behr).
I tend to be a fan of accent walls, as you may have guessed! I feel like it’s a nice way to add some color and dimension to a room. Plus I feel more confident picking a deeper, richer color when I know it’s only going on a single wall, haha!
We were able to get most of the painting done before we moved in, which not only saved us the hassle of trying to live in the midst of a painting mess, but also allowed us to move in with it feeling fresh and personalized.
There are decorations still to be hung and rooms still to be set up, but it’s a good feeling to look around at the fresh coats of paint throughout our house. Even though there’s more to be done, we’ve come a long way to making it home.