I am starting a ‘Get it Organized‘ series in October, but it just didn’t seem right to start without giving you an update on how we’re doing with our DIY Projects, specifically — Painting Dark Walls! Most of this update will be pictures — a picture is worth a thousand words, right! I couldn’t be more happy about choosing Gray Owl to lighten and brighten our new house. This house has lots of windows and combined with the lighter wall color, we rarely need overhead lights.
This entry pic shows how much the walls were competing with the wall color.
And my dark furniture blended in so it was barely noticed.
The green family room walls and yellow kitchen walls were competing.
I tried out the Gray Owl in this room when I was trying to decide.
In the picture above you can see the bluish gray kitchen tile. Lots of Color!
Trying to get the camera to let enough light in so the dark walls could be seen, made the rug look neon blue.
Surprisingly, this room has been the most used room when guests come over. I’ve told Stud that it’s because the kitchen scares our guests. (Trying to talk him into a kitchen updates sooner than later).
A big project! Below you can see why I don’t jump in house update pics very often — I get way too involved for a pretty shot!
The Gray Owl looks like a soft blue tone here, but it’s not that way at all in Real Life.
And for a side by side of the Before/After —
I’m staring at the walls non-stop! It’s amazing what a little paint will do!!! My only advice — two coats of really good, high quality paint! Keep up with my Traditional Home Updates (here).