Goodbye Sunshine

Last weekend was a rainy weekend on the Cape which made it perfect for painting – well, not actually but we were motivated to get rid of the sunshiny yellow in the living room!

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We decided to take the color from the hallway into the living room and bought two gallons of Benjamin Moore’s Cedar Key.  The drop-cloths made their way with us from home for this project. I can’t emphasize enough how much I love our painters drop-cloths. They are washable and heavy duty and are so much better than the plastic sheets that blow around and end up in a landfill.

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My headless husband bravely tackled the high points in the room.

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And he turned our beach towels into make-shift curtains….

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Don’t they really tie the room together? But seriously, they did a great job at keeping paint splatters off the wood trim which we have decided not to paint (for now…).

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My job was to cut in the paint around all the trim.
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See Dad! Despite what you think, I really do paint!

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And I can paint and take photos at the same time! Amazing…

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It took coats over two days (because of the humidity) to get the room painted.

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And then I wondered if we had just sucked all the cheer out of the room.  I may have mumbled something about painting a light grey-blue before Howard shut me up.

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Howard also swapped out the yellow painted outlets to new white receptacles.

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Only the yellow painted switch plate had to be custom ordered so it’s still yellow for the moment. 20130630_160207

Despite my indecision on the paint color, we both agree it is better than the yellow we started with.

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And we agree that, for now, that concludes our painting efforts in this house. At least for this summer.

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