We started a few months ago with this:
Not terrible, but not incredibly fresh looking.
Our attack plan was this:
1. Get rid of the wallpaper underneath the paint that we painted when we moved in.
2. Texture the walls and ceiling.
3. Paint the walls and ceiling.
4. Rip out the built-in in the front of our living room that is not functional at all.
5. Replace the wood paneling on that wall.
6. Replace the wood floor where the built-in was.
7. Move Duke's dresser into the living room.
8. Mount the T.V.
We knew we wanted a gray. These three Benjamin Moore colors were the ones we were tossing around.
(From left to right: Harbor Gray, Platinum Gray, Galveston Gray)
Thanks to Spectrum Paint, all of this was possible. They initially gave me 2 gallons of the Harbor Gray, but when I called to say that we ended up needing more, they didn't hesitate to provide me with another gallon. Spectrum Paint also provided all of the supplies we needed - paintbrushes, drop cloths, rollers, roller trays. I'm SO grateful for their help. Our living room wouldn't look the way it does without the use of their quality products and paint. Those are some good folks over there, you guys. You should definitely use them on your next project.
Here are some pictures of the process:
(The dreaded wallpaper stripping.)
(After the wallpaper stripping, the texturing, and one coat of paint, we realized there were several bubbly sections throughout the wall. I almost lost it. We re-scraped those parts, painted some primer over them, re-textured, and re-painted. Quite the saga. Moral of the story: Always paint primer over your walls after you scrape wallpaper.)
(This was where Colt removed the built-in and replaced the wood paneling and wood floor beneath it.)
There are still some picky things we'd still like to fix: the fireplace screen, matching 3 recessed lights with the newer ones we put in several months ago, hang stuff on the walls, maybe add some kind of shade for the window, get a bigger rug, throw in some colorful pillows. So we're not done, but the bones of the room are good and, really, that's what counts.
We're loving our new gray wonderland!
*Paint and supplies were provided by Spectrum Paint but all opinions are my own. Ways to connect with Spectrum Paint: Instagram | Twitter | Facebook | Website
*All pictures taken by Makenzie from Photographed by: Makenzie