We’ve been adding a little white to the upstairs. Now once upon a time, the whole house seemed to be white, except for the horrible carpet, and I said we were getting rid of all that white…
Well, we erased a lot of white when we had the downstairs painted and added warm touches with new rugs, pillows, and furnishings. But sometimes what you need is a little white. Just look how a dusting of snow brings out the colors in the landscape and defines the edges of the lawn.
The sky seems even more brilliant contrasted with the clouds and layers of fog, and just look at those majestic evergreens.
So while the MR isn’t painting the walls white, he did give the ceilings a fresh coat to brighten things up. We don’t think the walls have been painted upstairs in the last 20 years, and they are looking a bit dingy.
It’s a little sad, but we’re saying goodbye to the chalkboard wall. Me and the MR just aren’t in the habit of leaving each other messages. We also aren’t painting upstairs the same colors as down, but they’re all in a similar vein. We bought the paint from Sherwin Williams but chose the colors from a Benjamin Moore palette—don’t ask me why. That being said, the ceilings are Simply White, the walls Classic Gray, and the chalkboard wall will be Indian River.
The MR has painted the ceiling in the hangout room, the sewing room, and the bathroom, and began edging on the stairs. I’m not sure how far he’ll get this weekend. We have big plans on Saturday to help my dad pack up his house which will cut into time for other projects.
I’m looking forward to fresh, clean, bright walls set off by a little white.
Any painting projects at your house? Where do you like to use white when you’re decorating?