After careful consideration, which consisted mostly of me complaining about how dark it was down there, we decided to repaint the basement.
|this was our theme--MUCH sunnier!|
and to match the theme poster, the new color!
|summer day by Sherwin Williams|
|the old basement. it had an americana theme. i like america, but not americana. if it seems weird that we're doing cuba to replace americana, just remember it could be worse--we could be doing talibana!|
|the second half of this big project will be some reorganization (much overdue)|
|here's our practice section on the wall!|
1. sample check at the store
2. prime and paint sample on the wall
3. love the result!
4. buy all the supplies
5. wash the walls:
5a. warm water and a little dishsoap
5b. warm water (realize the dishsoap isn't coming off!!!! AAAAAAAHHH!!!)
5c. sand off all the little chunkies painted into the old paint by the former homeowners who failed to adequately prep. before painting.
5d. warm water (again)
6. tape the moulding
7. lay down plastic
8. mix the primer
9. paint the walls with primer.
10. rinse. wait. repeat.
We're on coat 1.5 of 4 planned coats. I started the first one a couple days ago and got halfway done before it got too obnoxious for me to continue.
|so maybe I was frustrated...|
|one and a half coats!|
I was down there a few times when the Andersons still lived there. Like you, I like America, but not really Americana. And I couldn't understand the dark color choice for a windowless basement. I'm excited to see how you brighten it up.
At least you can paint! I've kind of been going through an HGTV phase and all I can say is that I can't wait to live somewhere we can actually decorate! For now, I'll just live through you....
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