Our plan was to paint the entire house after the hardwood floors were installed in August 2012. We got one room painted. We under-estimated how long it would take to paint & install new trim. We over-estimated our physical endurance. There was some urgency in getting this done--I had very rashly painted blocks of color on several of the walls to see which color I liked! Can you believe it--I chose none of them! I know...the men out there are saying how much this is like a woman. And the women out there are saying how much they get that. Let's just say that when I saw Revere Pewter on Pinterest, I knew it would be perfect. It's a neutral gray that goes with everything. We also choose Silver Gray for the fireplace wall. Jim says it's not silver & it's not gray. It looks fine though so we're good with it.
Fast forward 19 months. My youngest son Ty & his wife Nicole had volunteered to help us paint. Jim had spent days--no, weeks--painting about 60% of the living area. What remained were all the high walls that come with having a home with clerestory windows. The highest walls were 16' tall!
Ty & Nicole let us know they had a free weekend. We bought paint. I made sure we had ample beer & food. The ladders were in place, the kids arrived & we spent the next 8 hours painting! We had a blast & we finished all but the final coat on 2 walls. Jim finished those over the next 2 days.
Here's Jim finishing up one of the shorter walls
This gives you an idea of just how tall the highest wall is
We're so grateful the kids helped us--we couldn't have accomplished this without their help! This is definitely the last time we're going to paint the interior of this house!
This is a photo of our next project--stay tuned!
Thanks for stopping by! Take good care. I hope spring has sprung where you are!