And then there's my expectations of the actual painting process.
It will be easy! Painting walls is fun and fast!
Oh yeah, I forgot about moving all the heavy furniture, taping everything with blue tape, letting it dry, and putting all the heavy furniture back.
Queue calling a friend to help. One who knows more about painting than me, it turns out. Who knew that when you go from beige to white you'd need multiple coats? Who knew that you have to wait for the first coat to dry completely, otherwise the paint gets tacky and peels itself off? Not the pregnant one.
Anyway, here's the before and after pictures. The pictures don't really do the room justice; the beige made the room feel so dark, especially since our walls have some texture and catch shadows really easily. With the white walls, it's so much more clean and airy, the way a beach cottage should feel.
More home tour updates coming soon!