Our New Home (Before)
One text to Dave's Dad ("hey I broke our house, how do I fix this?") and one trip to Home Depot later, I managed to fixed the wall so I could start painting. Yay learning new skills!
A generous friend from Behr hooked us up with all the paint we needed for the new place. After years of moving from neutral beige apartment to neutral beige apartment, we were ready for a new neutral. I wanted a color that would take full advantage of the light streaming in through our glorious, enormous windows in the living room, that would add to the vibrancy of artwork, and that would cool down a room filled with all of our orangey-colored wood furniture. We chose a medium gray for the living room and bedrooms, a light gray for the bathroom, hallway, laundry, and mudroom, and a rich indigo for the kitchen and living room accent.
I have to admit that after hours of trying to pick colors, they all started to goosh together in my mind as one big glob, and every tint and shade started to look so vastly different from each other than I just couldn't pick. In the end I went with the most awesomely named colors. I mean, could there be paints named any more perfectly for Dave and I than Granite Boulder, Dolphin Fin, Mood Indigo, and Beluga? No. No there could not.
After seven days of painting, moving, and unpacking, here is what our living room looks like today:
Best of all, we got to celebrate our 4th Wedding Anniversary yesterday at the beach near our new place. While living in Tampa we made the hour-long drive to the ocean a few times for our anniversary, so it was wonderful to spend a full TEN MINUTES in the car between our new home and the beach parking lot.