Tag Archives: Painting

A Quick Review of Paint Colors


Now I can say it:

Every single room in our ranch home has been painted. Walls, ceilings, trim, floor, windows, doors,  you name it.  If it COULD be painted it HAS BEEN painted. Inside and out.

We have used the Sherwin Williams Suburban Modern Collection as our palette. That kept it pretty simple and avoided hauling multiple paint chips home to agonize over. And besides: it is just paint.

Here is the new paint scheme on the original (we think) 1951 garage door using white, Caribbean Coral and Harvest Gold:

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Caribbean Coral in the Master bedroom:

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Harvest Gold in the living room, entry and hallway. All of the doors and trim are white:

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Chelsea Gray in the 3/4 bath:


Pinky Beige in the office:

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Aqua in the guest room and kitchen. This is not a true Sherwin Williams color. It is a cross between Holiday Turquoise and Burma Jade:

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The entire basement has been painted Chelsea Gray and Classic French Gray:

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The front and back door are also Caribbean Coral.  Someday I want a true mid-century door.

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The basement floor has an Epoxy floor paint the equivalent of  Plymouth Green: 

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All of the ceilings (in rooms where the wall color and ceiling are not the same) are Porcelain:

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It feel so good to have everything freshly painted and CLEAN.  The prep work was unreal. We had to remove stickers,  scotch tape, sloppy caulk  and bad patch jobs before we could even prime anything.

Now on to the next project: decorating the newly remodeled basement!

Enjoy the springtime everyone!


A Few Finds to Distract From a Hot Mess


I thought I would show you a few finds to distract me from the mess; we are in the process of painting the living room, entry and hallway. I will post that project after the fact.

I am still thrifting.  I am always on the hunt for something cool, especially if it is cheap.

This little aqua and pink  shell covered vase was 10 cents at a sidewalk sale at a consignment shop I frequent. Someone worked very hard to glue all of those shells onto this simple vase. I love it.

This cool hanging thingy was given to me by another vendor at the shop where I sell. I mentioned to her that I had been looking at (wanting)  it and she  just handed it to me and said “take it”.  So I did! For free! It looks great in my knotty pine laundry room.

It says “Hang it All” just like that funky charcoal grill that we bought and was featured over at Retro Renovation.


How about these sweet deer: they also hang out in my laundry room.

I found these great drink glasses to match that Flintstones inspired pitcher. The blue one features an Elroy Jetson style motif 🙂 The one on the left is a cowboy and the center one features all four seasons.

As much as I dislike orange, I am finding that I am buying it.

I think that I am going to paint the cubbies in this built-in bookcase next to the fireplace in assorted colors to give it a more funky vibe.

Probably aqua, grey, peachy beige, pale gold?

What do you think?

The prep work for this paint job is unbelievable. We have plaster walls, and the previous owners did not seem to care one bit about this house. They did not even bother to take the switch plate covers off before painting 😦

After spending thousands on all new windows, this is how they caulked:

I mean, really?

Needless to say Dear Hubby has patched, sanded, filled, scraped and primed practically every inch of these rooms. All while working full time and trying to help built the sets for our upcoming church Christmas musical.

Hopefully next week it will all be Sherwin Williams Suburban Modern Harvest Gold awesomeness 🙂

Check back then!