Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Painting Pics

And as promised, here's a couple pictures from the dining room repainting.  It looks like an awful mess right now, but that tends to happen with painting projects.  I promise you things will look much better when we're all done!

We have painted without taping the edges, but have found that the time spent in taking this extra step is generally worth it in the long run.

After much trial and error, we settled on this color thanks to our friend Sarah who is a genius when it comes to interior decorating. The room just beyond the opening is a deep red, and the dining room had to have a bold color that could hold its own against the red.

This primer was tinted to match the actual color, but without the eggshell finish it looks rather dull and bland. But since it's just primer it's not really supposed to be shiny and fancy.

The finished walls, after two coats of paint.  The top and bottom need a coat of white paint yet, since the existing paint is kind of dull and faded, but the hardest part of the job is done.

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