Sunday, September 2, 2007

Bye Bye Dirty Ugly Walls

It's been a long time coming, but the painting is well underway, even with a slightly hurting back. 1-1/2 gallons of primer and a gallon of ceiling white later and the living room and hallway are looking a LOT better. The walls are only primed, but not seeing the old nail holes or marks where shelving was really has the room looking good. After the walls get a night to dry, I'll put the paint on the walls. I'm going with Killem Beige by Sherwin Williams, and we'll have an accent wall in the kitchen of a darker shade.

The front entrance patch blends in nicely with the old wall, too. I still have to patch in the base molding. When the carpet is replaced, it'll cover the flooring patch I put in after the demolition.

The front closet is no longer urine-yellow in color. Well, it partially is in this picture, but it's done now in reality. A bare white closet doesn't make for a good picture, though. That back wall was really torn up from the past few decades of use. I have some leftover light beige from the 1/2 bathroom which I may use on this closet instead of using the Killem Beige. Might as well find a use for the remaining 2/3 gallon I have left over, since it won't be used anywhere else in the house.


Smudgemo said...

Hey, be careful working around my carpet. I don't want any paint in it!

Christiane said...

Yay! Another mid-century ranch house blogger!! Found you through :)

So rare to see unpainted interior wood doors/trim from this era. We're used to seeing rentals that have been whitewashed head to toe. Can't wait to see your progress.

Muskego Jeff said...

Welcome! It's surprising that the woodwork survived as well as it did in this place, but for the most part, nothing was ever updated and little has changed in the house for probably 20 years until we bought the place.