Sunday, March 2, 2008

Painting the Den

So, we finally decided to paint the den. It's something I've wanted to do since we first moved in so 1 year later is appropriate. Last weekend, we moved all the furniture, taped off the edges, and started painting. It went easier than expected but was still a very long, tiring weekend. Lets review- here is what the den looked like before:

Previous owners had dry brushed a dark brown on to the paneling in attempt to make it look like wood? (a question mark because I can only assume that's what they were thinking, whatever it was, it was a bad idea). Next we have a progress photo- we painted the window frame and bar cabinets white.
Next, we painted the entire room Macadamia. After we rolled one coat we had to brush each of the seams in the paneling then roll another coat. Here is the stage after the first roll. I think mike is saying "Do you think it looks good like this?".
And here is the final product. I was really happy with how it turned out. I still have a lot of things i want to do to the den but this was a good start. Another new addition are the 2 new mirrors over the sofa we got at West Elm this weekend. Well, that was last weekend and this weekend we are still recovering. I'm not sure what the next project will be but I can tell you this will be the last time we paint the den.

4 comments:

Aunt Lexi said...

This looks great!

It kinda reminds me of our living room. We had to paint paneling too, so I feel your pain with the rolling, then painting inside the crevices, then rolling again.

Our color we used is almond oil, funny we both chose a nutty color (hehehe, I am so cheesy).

DesignKat said...

Looks great! You guys did a wonderful job. Any plans to show it off soon? :)

Connie said...

Looks really good! You have been getting so much done lately. Not me. I need to get a move on!

Anjolee said...

That looks so nice. I love the color you chose.

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