Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Living Room, Kitchen

I've finally got around to taking a few pictures, but have only done a few rooms. These two are on the main floor. The living room used to be painted really dark colors, and they weren't entirely horrible, (although I hated them), but there just wasn't enough light in the room to pull it all off. They started off as a chocolate brown, green brown and barn red. We painted the entire room a light sage green. It is a tad bit darker than it looks in these pictures. One minute I feel like I really like it, the next I don't so much and think it is too much. I think this is because we haven't painted much before. It took 2 coats of primer and 2 coats of regular paint to cover the dark colors, but it did a good job. Marsh and I spent 8 hours painting last Saturday, whew! It does let a lot more light in too. I'd love to get different curtains for the window, throw pillows for the couch, hopefully soon.
Here's pictures of our kitchen too. It is so much more space than we've ever had in a kitchen and I love it. It doesn't feel crowded, and I really like the cabinets and countertops. We have lots of ideas for the kitchen too so we can consider these "before" pictures, right?

Living Room Before (The white on the walls is where we were patching the holes.)




Living Room After (This is looking at the front door & hall closet)




Looking out from kitchen sink






Basement, bedrooms and bathrooms to hopefully come soon!

18 comments:

Janaca said...

Wow! The paint sure made a big difference. I think it looks awesome. I really like your house! Congrats, you guys did a good job.

Sara Birch said...

It looks sooooo much better! Can't wait to see it on Friday. For some reason your blog isn't updating on my sidebar :(.

Sara Birch said...

Oh, by the way, I am SERIOUSLY loving that home sign Avry made you!!

Avry and Justin said...

Okay girl loving is soo much better than the poo brown & ronald McDonald red.. Your HOME sign I made isn't laying flat... I get to fix that when I come next time. Thanks Sara :) (Tiff when is sara's birthday? I could help you out on a birthday present for her) haha!

Oh girlfriend I have so many ideas for your house you don't even know it. You say the word and I am on it! :)

Avry and Justin said...

By the way measure from the top of your cabinets to the ceiling. I saw some cute things at hobby lobby on 75% off clearance if they will fit I will go back and get them. :)

the milners said...

That sage green is very pretty! You have to tell me what brand and exact color so I can check it out. I'm feeling the same way about our yellow walls - one minute I'm okay with it, the next I hate it. And I think you're right about the inexperienced painter profile. I've been thinking about experimenting in some of the smaller rooms with other colors and green is one of them!

Cassandra said...

Much better! I love it!

Tara said...

Beautiful! I absolutely love sage green and it looks so much better on the walls than the dark brown and way too bright red! It looks great Tiffany!

tiff snedaker said...

Shannon - It's a Valspar paint color from Lowe's. Called Cocoon :)

Amber said...

Love the sage green, that's what I want to paint our bedroom in...you know, when I get around to it.

Meggie said...

I really like the paint color. It looks so cute! How fun that you have a new house. It looks like a really nice home.

monica said...

i love sage green, green goes with everything and you can bring any pop of color with it. Looks good!

The Fantasias said...

Wow. Your paint is WAY better! Love it. Your kitchen would look so cute in light yellow. I've always wanted a yellow room. :o)

Can't wait to see more.

The Bluths said...

I've always been a green fan. My living room is sage green too.

Colleen said...

Looks great!! That red was pretty intense. LOVE the green =)

Snedakers said...

Looks great! Can't wait to see the rest.w

Katie S said...

I love the new paint! It makes the room look a lot bigger and more open. It's so fun to have your own place and to make it as you want it, you know? I just noticed the blinds on the sliding doors. Didn't you say those are heavy to pull up? Kinda funny.

Camille said...

Hooray! I've been waiting for these (as if you didn't know that) and yep, sure enough, the house looks great! I'm so excited for you. And a basement? That's not fair. The paint color is a definite improvement. Can't wait to see more! Are you loving having your own place so far?