Deciding to Let Go. After being in our home for a year now (boy that year went by fast), we are finally painting the rest of the house. I painted most of the living area on the main floor myself after moving in last February. We started noticing some settling issues with the walls and ceiling. We, well Ryland, built the house so it's a new home and this is expected. We decided to wait for the builder's one year warranty fix-it-all before attempting to paint the rest of the house. Sooooo... I was planning to paint the walls myself then I glanced at my huge to-do list and decided to pick my battles. With my hubby's let's get this done asap mindset and his approval, we hired a painter. First time ever. I always paint our home so this was huge for me. I enjoy the painting process so some might understand my mindset when I decided to relinquish this task to someone else. Okay. Well. OMGosh. Andy, the painter, is A-Ma-Zing! Any fears or reluctance has dissipated. I'm over the top excited. Excited to have all of the walls painted. It should be done in four days. Uh... Wow! Now I can pause and breathe.
Choosing wall color. It took me three days to scour magazines, pinterest and a few of my favorite home decor blogs to finally realize that I needed to see my own vision. Then I chose. The first batch of samples I detested. What was I thinking? Well, I was thinking of resale value and what nice neutrals will sell this house when we receive orders and move (Yes. Yet again). Then, I realized I'm a bit more daring and we honestly don't know how long we'll be here. Two years. Maybe four. Well, here are my choices... I'm in love!
master bathroom // tapestry beige
guest bedroom // meditation
guest bathroom // meditation
basement rec room // abingdon putty
tate's bedroom // wythe
girls' bathroom // palladian blue
More on color. I'll post the rest of my colors in a future post.