Friday, September 18, 2009


For me, fall is a time of doing things inside the house, partly in response to having a bit more time on my hands, and also in preparation for the winter months and spending more time indoors. Nesting behavior, if you will.

The dining room is finished, save for the new rug; the table is re-done and a fresh coat of paint is on the walls. The new windows haven't gone in yet, so I'll refinish the trim after that part of the project is completed.

With the dining room looking so fresh and spiffy the hallway looks extra-dingy. Ok, same color and I have some left over, I'll put up a fresh coat of paint in there too. Hm.... the guest bedroom would look much better in a different color and the "office" needs a spruce-up... Off to the home dec store to pick up 2 more gallons of Benjamin Moore. I'll tackle the 2 rooms over the weekend, but for now I'll bask in the glory of having finished the dining room. It's a race to see if the carpenters finish putting on the new shingles on the exterior of the house, or I finish painting the inside. My money is on the carpenters.


environmental fiend said...

Kim, the table looks amazing!! I can't imagine how good it looks in person.

I envy your willingness to paint your rooms. I have lived in this house for two years and have been wanting to paint but I don't know where to start! I'm also concerned about the fumes.

Do you buy enviro-friendly paint?? That is the kind I would want to use. I don't even know where to buy that stuff.

I would love some tips - I imagine my office a nice lavender... :)

Kim said...

I do use environmentally friendly paint! It's by C2 and has less fumes, the smell doesn't bother me at all. I used to be really hesitant to paint, but after doing Wilson's room and our room, I feel more confident. It's an inexpensive way to make a room look very different, and it isn't difficult at all. I'll send you an email to give you some details. Thanks for your comments, I love them :-).