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Paint til I Drop

August 24, 2008 Sarah Coggins

My father & I spent Friday and Saturday visiting my sister & brother-in-law in their new home. And, helping paint their living room. I’m trying to figure out why this has never happened in my house. Hmmm… time. 😉

I completely forgot to take any before photos of the full room. Here’s a shot of their cat, Sinatra, relaxing on the back of the loveseat. The walls were all the taupe color.

After we finished painting and putting all of the furniture in place. (Do you see Sinatra enjoying the new room?)

My sister picked out 2 Freshaire paint colors – Rushing Stream for the top and Winding River for below the chair rail. The pairing looks really good together and gave the room a more open, brighter feel.

With four of us working, we finished fairly quickly. But I think I’m definitely through with painting for a while. Count me as dropped. 😉 Time for a new DIY home project.


  • :: gingerkitty :: August 24, 2008 at 7:53 am
    love the colors..definitely relate your decorate to match the cat!

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  • oceans5 August 24, 2008 at 9:36 am
    It looks great. LOVE the wall colors.:)
  • Ter August 24, 2008 at 10:02 am
    good job!

    And also, thank you for voting for Emma! She sends you some virtual slobbery kisses!
  • toners August 24, 2008 at 10:04 am
    Beautiful colors! Very relaxing :)
  • cindyn August 24, 2008 at 10:05 am
    Looks beautiful! Love the cat-they can always make themselves at home!
  • Lori K August 24, 2008 at 5:36 pm
    Looks very pretty Sarah... Now you have a rep as a painter, I will have to call you when we move (if it happens that is!)
  • Anonymous August 24, 2008 at 6:48 pm
    That is the most gorgeous siamese I've ever seen!
  • Charleen August 24, 2008 at 11:35 pm
    The cat goes perfectly i the room!
  • emily August 25, 2008 at 7:35 am
    What a beautiful living room!
  • Darcey August 25, 2008 at 9:47 am
    The paint looks great and the kitty is beautiful!
  • Linda August 25, 2008 at 6:23 pm
    The room is so pretty. Hopefully a room in your house will be done next.
  • Staci August 25, 2008 at 6:34 pm
    Great color scheme! Very relaxing colors!
  • Cheri August 26, 2008 at 9:36 pm
    Hm, I too would like to know why this never happens at my house, lol:) When we painted our LR my in-laws came to help watch our then baby (now 5). We should have delivered him to them. My f-i-l argued about our painting technique, etc, but when it was finally done (ignoring him) it was beautiful:) And I'm sure you've read on my blog that a simple wallpaper border almost did in my marriage;)

    Next DIY project we do, we're taking turns one at a time, with no one else in the room...perfect solution!
  • Janet August 27, 2008 at 8:29 am
    Love the colors! Matches kitty purrfectly!!! :-)
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