Over the weekend, we had a little painting party to spruce up our white (and boring) foyer and hallway. After multiple trips to Ace Hardware (I've been there 4 times in the past 2 weeks), we were ready to go! My Mom came up to handle all the ladder climbing and high painting. We used Benjamin Moore's Aura line of paint in Metropolitan and Montpelier. I love this paint, low VOC's (safe to use while pregnant) and the coverage is great! We only did one coat of the lighter (top) color but we did two coats of the darker (bottom) color to ensure coverage. The bottom was a glossy paint underneath (and possibly wallpaper under that...) so two coats took car of any missed spots!
|Bottom of stairs-before paint|
|Top half complete!|
|Bottom half complete!|
|Chris-working on the ceiling|
One thing that surprised me was how much the shell light fixture goes with the new paint. I hated it before but now that we've got some color on the walls, I like it a lot more and wouldn't be opposed to it staying for a while.
Next, I would like to rip the carpet off the stairs and see what we have there but Chris likes it so we are at a standstill. We did melt a hole in the carpet with our painting spotlight so we will have to address it sooner or later.
What fix-up projects are going on in your home?