I have been wanting to paint the house, the whole inside as well as all the yucky honey brown trim & doors, for over 2 years. It felt like such an overwhelming project, and seemed like it needed to be done all at once because one thing led to another thing looking bad:(. My dear friend Kelly agreed to help, apparently there are people out there who actually enjoy painting, another year past, I still couldn’t pull the trigger. Finally, with Mari’s graduation party looming near (little did I know), I had the motivation I needed. Another friend (interior decorator background) came with her Sherwin Williams paint samples and helped pick out the colors, which I then ammended a bit with help from my BIL & SIL Rob & Pam because Mari couldn’t handle an all gray house:(. Mari & I chose teal (Intense Teal #6943) to accent. I decided to just go for it. And, as long as we were painting the trim, figured we’d start with repainting the built ins. Funny story there … my Dad originally painted them 12 years ago, I guess they were hard to paint and I told him after he finished that it looks like they could use a 2nd coat. His response “you know when they can get a 2nd coat … in about 10 years”.

The teal is pretty bold, but Mari & I LOVE it!

So now I urge you, dear lady—not as if I were writing you a new command, but one we have had from the beginning—that we love one another.

2 John 1:5


It’s looks sooooo pretty! I cherish the memories I have w you and your kids in this home. I love the white and the pop of color on the accent wall! What a great way to use this time at home. Miss you!

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