Sunday, December 27, 2009

Painting and Wood Floors

The painting is almost finished and the wood floors are being laid.

The carpenter has completed spraying the paint and Christina painted her red wall along with cutting in from the ceiling and doing a ton of touch up paint.  The more you look at the paint up close, the more inconsistencies you see.  Shadows and wet paint also play tricks on the eyes.

The corner of the family room wall and ceiling.  The beams are Swiss Coffee White, the ceiling Toasted Cashew and the walls are Toasted Wheat.  The three colors meant lots of touch up and patience.

The corner of the living room with a sneak peak of the Library Red wall

John discussing the next steps with the carpenter.  Notice the plywood on the floor and the teak wood flooring planks laid out.

The hallway with the paint completed.

The teak flooring is about 1/4 the way completed in the family room and covered up with butcher paper.  You can see a small portion of it.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009


We keep making progress on the house.  The windows are in, the large giant gaping hole in the back of the house is closed in as well (although there is still an unresolved issue with the big bad door man), the drywall and texturing is also complete.  Tonight we went to Home Depot and spent lots of money on paint. Who'd figure paint cost so much.

Here is what I am going with

Kitchen, all three baths, laundry, hall, bedrooms, ceilings in-between beams
Toasted Cashew –

Entry, family room, dining room, living room (minus red wall)
Toasted Wheat

Beams, ceilings in house, except in rooms where there are beams
Swiss coffee –

 And for the Living room accent wall I couldn't find a sample on the Behr website but its close to this.
Library Red

I went through many different samples on the wall before settling.  I was always conscious of choosing a color that wouldn't close in the room.  With a low ceiling and low light in some of the rooms, I wanted a color not too dark.

This is the wall in the family room and the kitchen is on right towards the back of the picture.  The color I went with is first color on the left on the wall and the middle color on the ceiling. The beams will be painted an off white.

In the bedrooms will be toasted cashew

And finally, the living room with the library red accent wall and  toast wheat