Updating a Home with Paint

LAST UPDATED: Nov 20, 2019 | PUBLISHED: Aug 29, 2011 | By: Julie Blanner
Oh what a little paint can do!  This week our home renovations include painting!  Our new home was dark, but with a few tweaks, is coming to light.  There’s still a lot to do, but here’s a little progress report.  For all the details on completed rooms, click on the after links.


Bathroom Before:


Bathroom After:

Living Room Before:



I can’t wait for the after!  It might be a few more months.
A Bedroom Before:


Laundry Room | Mudroom Before:
After {mudroom:}
{yep, even painted the floor!}
Master Before:
Bedroom Before:

Bedroom After:


Even the furniture in this room was painted!

Kitchen Before:

Kitchen After:

As you can see, I chose very neutral paint colors so that decor can easily transition with the seasons {or my every changing tastes}.  The lower level was painted a soft grey and the upper level a dark cream. I chose a deeper grey for two of the baths.  Funny, growing up in an off white house, I always wanted color.  Now all I was is everything to be neutral.  Who knew?  My mother is probably laughing at me now.