Painting the apartment: part 1

November 13th, 2009

painting the apartment-2

There’s nothing that gets an apartment feeling more like a home than giving it a coat of paint. In this case white paint!

All the red was really clashing with our stuff so the first thing I wanted to do was paint the bay window and the red accent wall in the living room.

painting the apartment-4

I forgot how hard it was to paint over red… It took 2 coats of primer and 3 coats of Benjamin Moore “Snowfall White.” We were going to go with our usual standby of “Cloud White” but at the 11th hour decided to give a new umm, non-colour, a try. Since we’re north facing we needed something with a touch of warmth, but wanted a fairly pure white to effectively showcase our furniture, because that’s what it’s really all about, right?

You can also see our dining table has turned into Kitka/Mjölk’s new office.

painting the apartment-1

This is the before. It was beige beige. We actually finished most of the painting today but right now it’s too dark to photograph. Hopefully we’ll have some images Monday!

painting the apartment-5

Just think white – black – teak.

painting the apartment-6

It’s looking better already! We can’t wait to get the rest of the boxes unpacked and find a way to get our sofa in here.

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