I feel bad. Our friends painted the interior of our house before we moved to Nashville last summer, which was really generous of them. Problem is? I didn’t end up liking the paint colors I chose. I like green and wear it a lot, but the light green color in the living room ended up putting me in a bad mood. It felt cold, damp, and down right mossy. So, I decided to repaint and hope that my friends wouldn’t get offended.

I bought sample sizes this time so that I could be sure I liked how it looked on the walls before painting. Here are the lovely splotches of paint samples that happened to coincide with our first family visitor (Huz’s uncle). Great timing! I was a bit embarrassed, but oh well.

Choosing Paint Colors

Choosing Paint Colors

Huz and I both agreed right away on which colors we liked best (love those moments in marriage!) and then spent 6 hours painting on Saturday. Here are the before and afters in true HGTV style.

Before:

The mossy living room. Can you say boring?

The Living Room (plus Cambridge)

After:

The newly improved happy, sunny living room! The paint is Sherwin Williams “Anjou Pear.”

Newly Painted Living Room

Newly Painted Living Room

Before:

The dining room in what was supposed to be taupe, but ended up looking pink/purple.

The Dining Room (w/ Victoria's Photography)

After:

A modern, embracing green that makes the black furniture POP right out. This is Sherwin Williams “Forest Canopy.”

Newly Painted Dining Room

Newly Painted Dinining Room (and, yes, that's Santa in March. Deal.)

Yes, that’s a Santa figurine. Yes, I know it’s March. But he didn’t arrive in the mail until February, so he’s still new to me.

So, what do you think? Did I do okay this time?

p.s. Our leather couch is backordered and should arrive sometime next month (fingers crossed).

p.p.s. Click on the photos for notes.

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