We were happy to see smooth drywall on every inch of the walls and ceilings. Before we began the remodel, the house was the typical hodgepodge of different textures, random paint colors and a splash or two of 80’s flowery wallpaper. Yikes! We had finally put all that behind us…or at least buried it forever under several coats of mud (but not before we tricked our then 5 year old son into thinking we painted his room pink! But that’s a post for another day…. )
Next, we had all the ceilings and walls painted. Flat paint on everything – I don’t really like any sheen on the walls and NEVER on the ceiling. Too much sheen on the walls or ceilings = cheap motel room. Don’t do it!
All the rooms in the house got the same colors…
After some substantial discussion and debate, all the kitchen cabinets got painted white. We considered doing the base cabinets or the island a different color but our simplistic, understated ways eventually won out. We knew we could always repaint any of the cabinets at a later time but we wanted to start off with a clean simple look.
We did change it up a little in the upstairs bathroom. We put the Kendall Charcoal on the cabinets
Our downstairs was our door painting headquarters…
In the half bath downstairs, Courtney wanted to do something “fun”.
So one Friday night we shipped the kids to Nene and Papa’s house and we spent our date night doing this so called “fun” thing. I knew nothing about it…but apparently it’s what are the cool kids are doing…
It was a whipping. There was some drinking… and some cussing (from my wife’s mouth of course, not mine). But we got it done and it turned out great….
I learned that a good stencil job ends with people walking in and saying “Wow…I love this wallpaper!” That’s apparently a compliment.