My husband James and I moved to our brand new home in December 2004. To be exact, it was the day after the tsunami in Thailand. I'll never forget that. The movers were so in awe of the unfolding news that we suggested they pack up the TV and put it on the truck first.
Moving into a brand new construction home is great, with the exception of one thing. All those wonderful frills you saw in the model home do not come with the home. The most obvious was the bland colored walls. Knowing we'd want to emulate some of the decorating in the model, we took loads of photos. My husband's favorite room was the dining room. In the model, it was a shade of red that he could not get out of his head.
I've been griping for years about wanting color on the walls. My husband did the kitchen last Valentine's Day, but with the amount of work that went into it, wasn't too thrilled about doing more. So we hired our friend, Noel Huston who runs Huston Painting to come out and do the dining room. He had some down time at the end of the week so we booked it. It happened so fast that we literally picked a color in an hour's time. And anyone who knows my husband and I knows we don't often agree on anything. So the fact that we both picked Sherwin Williams Crabby Apple, at separate times, out of a stack of reds was amazing.
I'll do another post on Huston Painting, but for now here's the after of the dining room. What a difference color makes.