Two things have been the source of inspiration for me when it comes to looking at changing the colors and layout of the house lately.
The first was the runaway hit Queer Eye for the Straight Guy. I enjoy the show, not just for the humorous content, but for the great examples of fashion, decor, and home interiors.
Particularly home interiors.
The house, when purchased in January 2001, is covered in a cream colored paint in every room (except for one baby blue bathroom), and a dark stained wood for all window trim on the interiors. What I saw on Queer Eye made me want to paint and rearrange and generally tear up the interior of the house, room by room.
The second thing that has inspired me was a waterleak in my basement ceiling that occurred on Christmas Day, while I had family in town. Because of this, i’ve had to do alot of drywall work and painting in the basement. Once you get started on stuff like this, it’s hard to stop.
So recently the paint section at Home Depot starting calling my name – and after consulting with a variety of different paint catalogs, settled on Aegean Blue and Sneaker White from the Ralph Lauren Home Collection. They seemed perfect for the guest bedroom…
So, with the selection made, I began masking off and painting away. I do believe that the person that invented the trim brush should win a medal.
Trim Painting taxes my patience.
But the end result, after a brief shopping trip to Target for art and accessories, is priceless.
I still have to paint the doors, the closet doors, and the inside portion of the windows. And, still have pictures to frame and add in.. but the bulk of the work is done.
Now… what room is next?
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