When we moved into this house (yes it was a week ago, but whatever) we knew the first thing we were going to do was get rid of the every-room-is-a-different-color. 
More importantly, we couldn't wait to slather bright white paint on every wall in the house. 
There is just something about an all white house that is fresh and airy even when its 80 degrees (yes that's hot for Oregon) outside.

Painting was the one thing we wanted to completely finish before we moved everything in.
We bought a 5 gallon bucket ($140!) of Behr Ultra Pure White of which the dude said would cover 5 rooms.

We started out painting the bedrooms and we quickly realized our paint was going a lot quicker than we had hoped. We (with the help of Chris' mom) ended up needing to put 3 coats in each room to get it to cover all the way. 
Super annoying. 
It took all week to paint 3 bedrooms plus a coat in the laundry room. We decided we would tackle the rest of the rooms one-per-weekend. We'll see how that goes. 
It could possibly take three 5 gallon buckets to paint this house but we think it's worth it!

Just look at how breezy these rooms seem:







...it's especially hard to get stuff done when this is right out our back door:

Do you think we are crazy for wanting to paint everything white
 or are you going to be super jealous when it's all finished?


  1. Molly on July 28, 2011 at 2:07 PM

    Personally, I like rooms to be different colors, but I LOVE the breezy look you're going for. Very clean and fresh--I think it will look great!

  2. kira on July 28, 2011 at 8:39 PM

    I think it's going to look great. All white walls are totally your thing! I don't think I could get by without color in some rooms, but I love the look of all white.

  3. Erin W on July 30, 2011 at 2:10 PM

    Those rooms look so fresh and lovely, I can't wait to see how yours turn out! Thanks for the delicious burger and flowers, Hardestys - I always enjoy time with you guys!


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