We Painted Our 2-Story Entryway 8

…and lived to tell about it! Remember the tan? I’ll remind you. This view from the stairs (below) shows the color the most accurately (at least on my computer). It’s pure gray without any hint of blue (so if you’re seeing any, it’s probably just my amateur photography skills). Remember how we loathed all the brown in our house? Brown walls, brown floors, brown tile, brown kitchen cabinets. Well, now that we painted this entryway, we are kinda digging the rest of the brown in the house. Since the entryway is 2-stories, it makes quite the statement. Now that it’s gray, it really helps to balance out the brown. The dining room and the office – the two rooms on either side of the entryway […]



What I’ll Be Doing This Weekend…

Painting our 2-story entryway. Praying my husband doesn’t fall off the ladder while we’re balancing it on uneven steps. Man, what an exciting life we lead, huh?  We’ve literally been planning this weekend for weeks.  That’s right, we’ve been planning to stay home for 3 days and do nothing but paint, thanks to the holiday that falls on Monday. And, boy, am I ready.  Because I sure as hell am sick of looking at this every day: Yes, I’m indecisive. We ended up going with Behr’s Anonymous at 50% tint instead of the full tint.  After I set my mind on Anonymous, I started to panic that it would be too dark and we’d be all goth-like and depressed in our house.  So, I think […]

Picking Paint Colors: Entryway & Mud Room 5

Now that the holidays are over, we’ve been itching to finish up some winter projects we’ve been planning.  On the agenda?  Painting, of course. Up first: the entryway. I wanted to go with a dark gray for the entryway since seeing this picture on Pinterest: Sadly, I can’t find the original source, which means I can’t find the exact color. We’ve been playing around with paint samples on the wall (below) and this picture just shows how different paint chips can seem to the actual color you paint on the wall.  I went into Lowe’s looking for a similar color to the picture above and came out with the two lighter colors (Valspar’s Polished Silver and Olympic’s Secret Passage, both on the bottom). And, the […]