Thursday, September 4, 2014

NEW PAINT PHOTOS AND THREE BIRTHDAY WINNERS!


First of all, thanks for all of your sweet comments on my three years of blogging!  So glad that you are all along for the journey.  Congratulations to the winners of the drawing for the giftcards, Janelle T., Jacqueline, and Tara H.!  Check your inbox ladies, you should have an e-mail from me!

Today I wanted to quickly share with you our finished paint job.  Quickly, meaning these photos aren't perfectly set up and styled...I just took some quick snapshots so you could see the difference.

Breakfast Nook Before:


Breakfast Nook After:


We knew this would be a huge project, because with our floor plan, once you start, there's nowhere to stop.  And, we had to do the ceiling too.

Dining Room Before:


 And After!



With all of the color that I use in decorating, it's refreshing to have a calm backdrop on the walls.  I wondered if the light color would feel stark, but it doesn't at all.  In fact, I probably could have even gone a little lighter.


The color we landed on is Benjamin Moore Manchester Tan at 25% intensity (mixed at Sherwin Williams).  Don't let the color chip throw you off, the color looks nothing like it.  I tried LOTS of samples, and this one worked best with the lighting in our home.  It's warm without being too yellow, and still has just enough color to contrast with the super bright white trim.


The new home for the antlers...


The hall is one of my favorite changes- so much lighter now!
Hallway Before:


Hallway After!


Here's the domino effect of change - now the kitchen cabinets look TERRIBLE and need to be painted pronto!  What looked warm and creamy with the old color looks totally yellow now.  Actually, I've been ready to repaint them for a while now, but the job just moved way up on the priority list.  Now to figure out when to get it done!  When I chose the subway tile backsplash, I knew the cabinets would eventually get repainted, and I can't wait to see it all together with a different color!



One last shot, I had to show off one of my birthday gifts.  My sister and brother in law made this "G" marquee letter for me.  I love it!  I'm still playing around with how to arrange it and hide the cord, but it's so fun!



Hope you all have a fantastic Thursday, see you tomorrow for the Best of the Nest Features!

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25 comments:

  1. Your home seemed to have just gained extra square feet. I love the lighter color!

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  2. oh i love the lighter color! it looks so pretty and just brightens it all up!

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  3. Your new paint color looks fantastic! I agree with Beth that it makes the space look larger.

    When we bought our new house it was already painted and the color is darker than I would choose. My husband was all good with it until last weekend when we went to a model home that was light and bright. Now he wants to paint..only I'm the painter. :)

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  4. I've said it before, but I'll say it again, it looks amazing!! So light and bright!! You guys did a great job!! Love the marquee :)

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  5. The white is a perfect background for all your color!! I feel for you, we had to do the same with our open floor plan, so worth it though! Love, love, love your marquee initial!

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  6. Love the new color, everything looks so light and bright. I am making plans for repainting everything too. Such a big job.

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  7. Love the new lighter, brighter color - I agree that it makes an especially huge difference in your hallway! And what an awesome birthday gift - the gift of DIY skills obviously runs in the family :)

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  8. It's so much brighter and fabulous! LOVE it all! We just did the same and repainted everything lighter and our home feels so much bigger!

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  9. It makes SUCH a huge difference, especially in the hallway! I love it!

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  10. Dang! I missed all your bday celebration! Well, happy late 3rd blog anniversary! I love how light and bright your rooms are now :) Such a great difference xoxo

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  11. Looks so good and fresh!! Love it all! Please tell me you have a source for the disco ball!!??

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  12. Love the new color! It is so bright and fresh and really makes all of your accessories shine.

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  13. Jennifer I love the color change!!!! Such a great backdrop for your colorful decor! What a huge job - I'm sure you're glad that's done - but so worth it!

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  14. Love it! Everything just seems to pop with the lighter background. Love the "G" ~ so fun!

    xo
    Pat

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  15. Such a pretty paint color, Jennifer! All of your decor really pops against the backdrop. Love the marquee letter, as well! Awesome gift!

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  16. It turned out great! Love your style.

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  17. Love the new color and how everything in your home looks fresh and the colors just pop!! I'd love a tutorial on the marquee letter as we're hoping to do that in our youth room...think your sister and brother-in-law would share?

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  18. Lighter and brighter for the win!

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  19. Love the paint!!!!! And that marquee is perfect, they know you too well!

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  20. I just painted a room completely white and was nervous because I usually paint some neutral or pale color on the walks. I love it! I love your rooms too! So bright and everything else stands out. And congratulations on three years of your beautiful blog!

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  21. You've been busy busy! You're home is so bright and inviting. Love it all!

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  23. I love the color! It looks so fresh and pretty

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  24. Love the new color! It's amazing what a difference a little paint can make!

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