the house: painting progress

Saturday we painted all morning for about five hours. Needless to say, I was covered in primer about 10 minutes into the project. And my muscles still ache from my little bout with a roller. Still!

I wanted to post some pictures of our paint colors so you could see the progress of the new house.

The Kitchen 
Olive Branch by Benjamin Moore

Guest bedroom The Mumsy Suite
Comfort Gray by Sherwin Williams

The living room
Natural by Waverly

The master bathroom
Fairview Taupe by Benjamin Moore

The master bedroom
Rattan by Benjamin Moore 

My office
Sand 5 by Laura Ashley

I'm sorry about the quality of the images, but all we had were our iPhones. (Thanks for making pics for me today, Mat!)

We do have one more bathroom, the hallway, and the dining room. The dining room is right off of the kitchen, so it's color is Olive Branch, as well. The hallway is Natural, just like the living room. And we are hanging grasscloth wallpaper in the guest bathroom.

We are thinking about using one of these wallpapers by Phillip Jeffries found on his Web site here.

Seagrass Grasscloth Golden Meadow 

Seagrass Grasscloth Autumn Morning 

Seagrass Grasscloth Natural Prairie 

Seagrass Grasscloth Mushroom

I really like the last one, but the first one really says "grasscloth" to me.

What do you think?


  1. i like the first one as well, the warmth is what i love the most about it, the other ones seem a bit lighter. the last one is cute too but almost looks like burlap!

  2. Yeah, I agree with Amanda... the first one is beautiful and brings a warm feel!

  3. Wow, I know that painting is hard work. Cheers to you for finishing all those walls! I am a huge grasscloth fan. I like the tighter weave rather than the larger ones. I don't think you could really go wrong. Did you get these swatches from UG? They love Phillip Jeffries and they look like the ones my friend just received from them. I thought they looked even better in person:) You just can't go wrong.

    Amy R.

  4. Amy-- I got the Phillip Jeffries' Web site from a designer whose blog I follow. I don't know which grasscloth she used in her design, though.

    Thanks for commenting!

  5. A good paint job does more than just add color. It can affect your mood and productivity and even lower your utility bills!