Behr Paint - Coming Soon to The House on High Street!

The House on High Street

Yesterday was the day to test some paint samples on the recently primed walls at The House on High Street.   I had been spending some time on the Behr Paint Website and I was actually able to narrow down from hundreds of options to one or two samples per room.  We are using Behr Paint, which was rated high on Consumer Reports and is Environmentally Friendly.  

We decided to have the house professionally painted, since it would have taken Scott about 3 years to do the work, himself!  Originally, I was torn between two colors for the main rooms, but after seeing them in real life, it was a lot easier to make a decision.  I highly recommend this step before committing to a paint project.  The cost of a sample is less than $3.00, and think about how much you can save if heaven-forbid you pick a color you don’t like on the walls!

So, the overall paint project should take about 2 weeks.  This includes time for prep work, sanding and repairing of imperfections, applying primer, painting the ceiling, and painting color on the walls and white on the moldings.

Our first stop, yesterday, was picking up the sample colors at Home Depot. Then, we headed over to the house and got straight to work.  (Well, it was more fun than “work”.)

We ended up deciding on a lighter, neutral color for the main rooms in the house.  I’d disclose the actual color name to you, but I’m afraid it just doesn’t do justice until it is on the walls in those very bright rooms!

Here is a recap of photos from yesterday.

Ordering 9 Sample Colors at Home Depot.  (That's not bad for over a dozen rooms!)
Ordering 9 Sample Colors at Home Depot. (That’s not bad for over a dozen rooms!)
Fifty Shades of White!
Fifty Shades of White!  We decided on a pure white for the moldings.
Master Bedroom
Master Bedroom after primer.
Master Bedroom
Master Bedroom after primer.
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Scott’s Office on the third floor.
The third floor.
The third floor.
Five of the nine paint colors we tested in the house.  Can you figure out which one was for the main rooms, powder path, Scott's office, Rachel Maria's Sewing Room, and the Master Bath?
Five of the nine paint colors we tested in the house. Can you figure out which one was for the main rooms, powder bath, Scott’s office, Rachel Maria’s Sewing Room, and the Master Bath?
4 Shades of Sage Green - For Rachel Maria's Sewing Room!
4 Shades of Sage/Green.  Our favorite is on the top left.
A few of my favorite paint colors.  They actually looked prettier on the walls!
A few of my favorite paint colors. They actually looked prettier on the walls!
There's three colors sampled here.
There’s three colors sampled here in the Master Bedroom.

I highly recommend this step in a reno project.  It’s an inexpensive and fun way to make sure you are getting the colors you want!

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