We Love to Paint!

After the texturing was completed, we could finally paint! We had spent a lot of time figuring out our colors, so it was super satisfying to see it all starting to come together!

our paint samples – kind of hard to see, but we went with 3 main colors
we’re always looking for a deal, and I was so happy to find some quality paint on sale… plus a 10% off coupon!
we used one, 5-gallon bucket of paint to apply two coats of yellow in the girls’ rooms {my grandma Alice did the edging, while my brother josh rolled the walls}
we only needed a gallon to cover the upper 2/3 of the kids’ bathroom!
the rest of the house was covered in this wonderful “warm-gray” color – so in love with the results!

Oh yeah, and we also had to paint all the trim for the house. We were going to reuse the original trim, but my dad had a ton left over from when they built their house. We ended up having to purchase a little more, but we found a great deal on it and love the result. We spread the trim out in all three bedrooms and the living room, and still had to do it in a couple of phases! We used the same deglosser we put on our kitchen cabinets, only this time we used Valspar’s Signature Paint & Primer. Love that stuff!

James applying the deglosser to the stained trim
Thankfully the unfinished trim didn’t need to be deglossed! We used this trim for doors & windows
This is technically baseboard, but we used it as window sills
I took this picture because of the light repair, but it also shows off our finished living room & trim ready to be installed. Oh and that’s my dad checkin on the progress 🙂


This post was originally published on our previous blog Discover. Create. Live., and is being republished here with it’s original date as we work on relocating all our favorite posts and memories to the same location. 

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