Seemed like a plausible idea to me so after swinging by Home Depot and picking up some paint yesterday evening, Amanda and I went by the new humble abode and dropped off a few boxes and took a few pictures. Oh, and if the fast food we grabbed at Wendy's on the way over counts as the first meal in the new place, I guess we did that, too!
Without further ado then, I give you the inside of the new home ...
Now, as you can see, the walls in my room are a very stark white and that's just not going to work so I picked up a couple gallons of paint to take care of that problem. Initially I was going to go with a light lavender sort of color but then a completely different shade caught my eye and instead I'm going with a soft plum and slightly darker wine combination. I'm going to try something different this time and do two walls in one color and the other two in the other to give the room a bit of contrast. I'm not sure exactly how it's going to come out but I have high hopes and am glad I just don't have to prime the walls first as that's obviously already been done!
As for Amanda's room - expect major transformations there as she's going for a black & white stripe pattern with red on the windows and other trim work. She did ask our new landlady if it would be okay for her to paint her room in that fashion and Winnie, who has proven to be a true sweetheart thus far, told her to go right ahead and she would even reimburse us for the cost of paint. While we were getting the paint at Home Depot, the girl who was mixing it for us told Amanda that she was very lucky that her Mom was letting her paint her room that way as her parents always told her no when she suggested something out of the ordinary for her room. Amanda said that she knew she was lucky but I just hope she remembers that when she gets frustrated putting several coats of paint on the trim and it feels like the job is never going to be done! That's her project and I'm going to do my best to stay out of it (anyone want to take any bets as to whether I end up picking up a paintbrush or not??).
Ah well, I guess it's back to packing and purging for me. I've so far managed to haul a good seven bags of stuff to the local clothes donation bin and piled even more bags up by the side of the road for the garbage men so progress is being made! I'll be spending a good part of today putting some paint on the new bedroom walls before taking a nice hot shower and going for my first photography class. It's going to be a busy day but I think it will be a productive one!