Friday, March 18, 2011

Choosing a paint color for the living room

The time had come to cover our "contractor beige" living room! We had decided awhile back that a lighter blue/grey "modern cottage" color was where we were headed. On a trip to Lowe's we picked up three Valspar paint samples and returned home to make our sample squares. We put the samples on three of the four walls and lived with them for a couple weeks.

Left: Pelican - Center: Autumn Fog - Right: Winter Flannel

We showed our friends and family and by the end of it we had a clear favorite; Autumn Fog!
Before picking up two gallons I looked online in hopes to find a discount. Well low and behold I found a free sample & $5 off coupon package at the Valspar website (see my post about that here).

A good Sunday afternoon spent and our walls we're Autumn Foggy. Along the way we found a ton of dents in the walls (gotta love old plaster walls). No worries though, we used DryDex to patch over and sand before painting. I don't think I've said it before but DryDex is some pretty awesome stuff. So easy to work with and so quick to dry. It's practically dummy proof because it goes on pink & turns white when its ready to sand/paint. Doesn't get much easier than that...
The Real Deal.

With my love for DryDex out of the way, stay tuned for the results later this week!

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