>Our new place: Part 1

>If you missed the pictures and plans of the new place…click here

If you missed why I’m even moving here at all…read this first!

OK, I thought it was about time to give all of you an update on the basement!  I feel like I don’t even know where to start…it’s a little overwhelming trying to put all of the things that have been happening into one post!

So, the demolition started!  The contracters knocked a hole in the wall for where the kitchen is going to be:

…the tile was laid in the kitchen…

The open stairs are open no longer:

and I began painting!!  OK…let’s talk paint.  This is the first time I’ve been able to paint a room, and I felt SO overwhelmed!!  I had a million different paint swatches…no time to paint samples on the walls to compare…and I ended up choosing Martha Stewart colors for both the bedroom and the living area.

Here’s the paints for the basement…

Here’s the color for the bedroom…Martha Stewart Sharkey Gray:

I chose it because it looked a lot more beige than gray…but it would be like a “greige” that would compliment the gray out in the living room.

We started with a cheery yellow paint…which was too bright for my taste:

Everything went well when we mixed the paint, poured it into the tray…but imagine my surprise when I saw a light purple on the wall!

Can you see the EXTREME difference between the paint in the tray and the paint on the wall?!  What the heck!!  But it was too late to turn back, and I just needed to give it some time to set and see what it did the next time I saw it.  Not the color I had originally imagined…but definitely not purple anymore!  Woohoo!

Here’s how it looks now in differing lights…

The dogs enjoyed getting in the way, and eventually laying on old window treatments:

That’s Sandy (and Buckley’s butt)…she’s one of my parents 2 pugs 🙂

Here’s a preview of the paint color for the living room…to be revealed soon!

20 Responses to “>Our new place: Part 1”
  1. Liz Marie says:

    >I am obsessed with grays!!! (hence my whole entire house) I love that Martha Stewart Color!!! Can't wait to see the rest!!! -liz

  2. Megan says:

    >Ahhh that gray is so you! Just like your blog! 🙂 Thanks for including updates- I love seeing the progress. No doubt it'll look amazing once you get done with it. 😉 Hope you're having a good week- how many more weeks for you guys? Megan

  3. Katie says:

    >I love the paint colors!! Right now I have crazy bold colors in my house, but in my next "grown up" house I want to use more neutral colors on the wall.. and I love this grey!! It's looking great!

  4. >Thanks for sharing your progress, Christina. I think it's looking great!Cheers,Tracy All Thumbs Crafts

  5. Kelli says:

    >Looks great!! Keep me updated I am so excited for you!!xoxoKelli @ loveoursimplelife.blogspot.com

  6. Kendall says:

    >Oohhh! Looks good!

  7. Jenn says:

    >Great progress! I did the grey in my craft room and it definitely had a lavender tint to it when it went up. Once all the furniture and everything was in place though, it looked more grey again! I'm hoping to paint our bedroom too at some point!

  8. >I love painting rooms! The color looks great… it's always shocking at first, especially when it is a drastic change. It may take a while to get use to! I love grey living rooms… looks so relaxing.

  9. Katie says:

    >SO exciting! We painted the apartment we're in now and it was so overwhelming to narrow down paint colors!

  10. >When we painted our Master (which is all gray) I started freaking b/c it looked brown! Must be something about gray paint!

  11. >Love this! Very similar color to how I painted my guest room & I love it. Visiting from the Someday Crafts linky. :)Angelabingecrafter.blogspot.com

  12. andiejaye says:

    >oh and i had to chuckle at your painting the basement post the other day. i have issues with paint sometimes too. i always freak out when it's drying because it's splotchy as different parts dry :0 also, home depot (and i think lowe's too) offer little paint samples for $3-4 a piece. so as you move onto your next room, you could always do a test patch (i usually do a foot-by-foot area. sorry for such a long one 🙂

  13. Tonya says:

    >Your new place is looking great!! Love the "greige" color!! Can't wait to see more! 🙂

  14. >How exciting!! I love that nice greige…very soothing, and it will go with a lot of different accessories. 🙂

  15. >Beautiful color! It's going to be so pretty when it's done!

  16. Mary says:

    >The color is great – can't wait to see what else you do in that room – so exciting to have a blank palette to start with! Thanks for sharing at Serenity Now!Mary @ Redo 101

  17. Anna See says:

    >It looks great! I am always amazed at how paint looks so different when the paint underneath is all covered up. Looking forward to seeing the rest of the room.

  18. c.w.frosting says:

    >Pretty colors! Congrats on the new place & happy painting. Looking forward to updates!-caroline @ c.w.frosting

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