Well, let's not wait any longer. Come on in. We are going to skip the foyer for now and go right to the great room where you can get more of the overall effect of the new color. I will share the foyer and the changes made to it soon.
Before we go any further I wanted to remind you what the old color looked like. Not a huge difference, but the walls had a lot more yellow or gold to them and they were just dirty looking to me. I was ready for clean and bright.
I hope you can tell how much lighter the room feels now. And yes, I switched the painting over the mantel. I love this dog painting and wanted it in here. It just fits a family room better than the breakfast room where it was. But don't hold me to that you know I change things often. :)
Some more before and afters and you can see I didn't put anything on top of the bookcases. I will share some more detailed shots later.
So what is the new color, you ask?
Well after buying seven sample cans and painting them all over the walls and staring at them over and over I chose Manchester Tan by Benjamin Moore.
I bought 3 gallons of paint and we only used a tiny bit of the third can. We basically only painted on one coat and I touched up some spots where I could tell it needed more. I also refreshed the trim paint and I used Chantilly Lace by BM for that.
3 gallons of paint: $132
Price quoted by professional painters for walls only: $1200
This is why Mr. Savvy cancelled them.
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