Things are progressing at the lakehouse, but I’m kind of a crazy person and that impedes things. It seems to me a lot of people move into a house, then tackle projects room by room. I opt for a marathon makeover session before moving in. With the townhouse, the weeks before moving in saw carpets and bathrooms ripped out, new flooring installed, more than 12 gallons of paint applied to walls, and bathrooms re-installed. Frankly, it still looked awful when we moved in, but it felt so good to get such a big chunk of work done before we lugged in all of our stuff.
This time around, we don’t have the funds for big makeovers right away. We’re relying on paint to make a major impact, and give us a blank canvas for fun projects. But gosh, do we ever have a lot of painting to do!
I’ve partnered with Canadian Tire to paint out the skinny oak trim, dusty rose, pale green and taupe walls, and . . . shudder . . . the greyed popcorn ceilings. Plus we’ve partnered to see my turquoise kitchen plans come to fruition! The place is a mess right now, but after the first stripe of white went on the walls it immediately felt like our home (and not like someone else’s home). I actually brought in the same paint chip we used for the townhouse (Behr Snowfall) and had it custom matched at Canadian Tire. I like bringing a piece of the townhouse to the lake.
It’s plain, but it’s an enticing blank canvas. I have some really bold projects in store so this fresh white backdrop is exactly what I need. Plus, the dated trim disappears when painted white – wait until you see the living room windows!! More details on de-oaking next week, plus hopefully we’ll have all of the boob lights replaced too.