Monday, October 11, 2010

It's time to stop and smell... the paint fumes!

Well, the transformation is finally coming to a close and I am SOOO happy with how it turned out.  Since I last posted about this, a lot has happened - including sanding and refinishing the floors, improving the built-ins with extra trim and moving them closer to the fireplace, and of course painting everything. 

Click here to see how far it's come!

The paint just finished last night, and ever since then, I've just been standing in the middle of the room, taking in the sweet smell of fresh paint... such a beautiful smell after so many months of anticipation!

You probably won't be surprised, but I changed my paint color at the last minute - literally, the painters were there waiting to get started and I made them put two more samples up on the wall.  The second one turned out to be perfect - It's Benjamin Moore Pale Oak, with a flat finish to hide flaws in the old walls.  It was a complete accident that I found this color, crazy how things just work out.  The trim, built-ins, fireplace, windows, doors were all done in the plain old base color by Sherwinn Williams, semi-gloss finish of course.

Other than a few paint touch-ups, the only step left is for the electrician to put everything back into place including the chandelier. Oh yea, and you may notice we removed that big fan in the living room. It was blocking the fireplace mantle, so Matt suggested we take it out and install recessed lighting instead. So, other than that, we're done!!!!

Hope you enjoyed the pics....  Can't wait to start decorating!