This has been the week to paint white. It was something that needed to get done, and even though it's a little thing it really makes a difference in a room. We have continued with the baseboards in the office downstairs, and are tackling the guest room trim at the same time. And, boy did that room need some help, the wall and trim were so damaged! We also cleaned all the walls and trim, and filled in all the holes to get ready for painting. I have no idea what they got up to in there! It looks like someone went in blindfolded and threw darts everywhere, because there are small puncture hole all over every wall, and on the ceiling. So much work, but once painted both rooms are going to look like new (minus the horribly stained carpets, that's a future project)!
There are also baseboards missing from both rooms, so we are replacing those as well. The baseboards that matched ours came only in the natural wood, so first step was to prime them. It was easier to prime them before nailing them in. Next step will be to nail them in place to the wall, and then using compound, fill in the nail holes. After sanding down any excess, we can continue on to giving them two coats of plain white paint.
Now, we need to pick paint colours for both rooms. This is proving to be really hard. For the guest room we are just thinking of something neutral, similar to the colour in chose in the hallway, but a little darker. We used Silver Drop, seen below, in the front hallway, so maybe something along the lines of Dolphin Fin for the guest room.
As for the office, which will shortly be both of our offices, choosing paint is a challenge. We are thinking maybe a nice sage green. Or to be really dramatic I was thinking of doing a couple of accent walls in a rich plum colour and then the rest of the room a nice taupe. Lots of choices to make! We already have a huge stack of paint chips from previous projects, but I think we will be back at Home Depot this weekend picking up even more!