The Desolation of Pink, Part Two


So between the turkey, the present-buying and the Christmas parties, I finally got the living room de-pinked! It took quite a bit of work and changes in plans, but it looks wonderful (at least in my opinion).

Other than a few places where I hit the ceiling with my paintbrush, painting the walls was a time consuming but relatively easy process. After a coat of primer and two coats of the paint, you can’t tell that the room once looked like the inside of an expired Pepto bottle. I ended up adding some white paint to the main wall color, as it was too close to the holy-fuck yellow I used for the accent wall and trimming.  Continue reading

The Desolation of Pink, Part One

The first thing I told myself that I was going to do to the house when I moved in was get rid of the gorram pink living room. This is proving to be more work than I anticipated, but is coming along. Talking to neighbors, I got some of the back story to why every room in the house is a different color. Apparently, the people who owned the house had a bunch of kids and they allowed the kids to pick what color they wanted each room. That doesn’t explain why the hell they painted the ceilings and fireplace or let children reign over interior design, but that is another point altogether. It is my job, however, to slay the dragon that is ugly paint.

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