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Project Move & Mix: The Walls are Green!

by Meghann on March 13, 2011

We have green walls!!!!

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Any doubts I had about painting the walls green have completely subsided. I LOVE it! Really, Really LOVE it and can not wait to get our brown couches in here to complete the look! :)

The path to the green walls began last week when I came home with a handful of swatches.

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We each swatch to the wall and sat on it for a couple of days, trying to decide which ones we loved and which ones we couldn’t stand.

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Slowly we narrowed them down.

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Until we had our top picks.

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A quick run to Lowes produced three mini samples of our absolute favorites.

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We kept the paint cards on top so we could remember exactly which was which.

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The green on the far right was our wild card and it failed miserably. It was too deep of a green and resembled dookie on the wall. The middle green was nice, but too light. The far left or ‘Zen Garden’ was just right! :)

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Two gallons of the Valspar Signature Satin Finish please!

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We chose the Valspar Signature paint after the paint mixer sold us on it. The paint has a primer mixed in, so – theoretically – only one coat is needed. One coat sounded fine to us. :)

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Bye, Bye white walls!

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Tape. Tape. Tape.

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Maddie was NOT a fan of painting. She spent most of the day either locked outside or tied up to a dining room chair. Poor thing.

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In the process of moving and combining our things, we ended up with quite a few extra sheets. I was on the verge of throwing them out when my sister reminded me that the sheets would make perfect drop cloths when it came time to paint. Smart girl.

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Derek trimmed the top

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And I trimmed the bottom.

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We made quite the team. :)

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We broke for lunch after the trimming process was complete.

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I whipped up really quick black bean burgers by dumping a can of beans in the food processor then adding some onion, bread crumbs, and spices.

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We also had carrot + parsnip fries and pickles on the side.

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Then it was back to work.

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There may have been a small incident earlier in the day when I was *this close* to getting green paint on the floor board. After that I was banished from most things paint related, including using the roller. :/

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The main living room wall continues into the kitchen and after many discussions on whether to stop the green at the kitchen or keep going, we decided to tape it and see if we liked it or not.

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I wasn’t 100% convinced until the paint hit the blue line, but once it did I knew it was staying. In person it doesn’t look weird at all and I really love how the invisible line breaks up the kitchen from the rest of the room. :)

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We held off on painting the original beige accent wall because I wasn’t sure if it needed to go or not.

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What do you think? Keep the beige wall or paint it green too?

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Decisions. Decisions.

We’re done for the day, but still have some minor details to take care of tomorrow. :)

Yippee!!!

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