I Hate It, But I Love It.

I love to paint. I love that it's the cheapest and easiest way to completely transform a space.

I also hate to paint.

I hate when I'm covered in paint drips and hunched over from painting baseboards for hours.

It's a double-edged sword if there ever was one. As I type, I'm still finding smears of paint of my fingers and toes and wondering how much money I waste on accidently painting myself. Does this happen to anyone else?

I had been looking for the perfect shade of gray for our master bathroom for months and, drumroll, I finally found it this weekend! I'm still not sure who was happier, me, or Justin who no longer had to answer the question "which sample is your favorite and why" every night. Every, single, night. I'm nothing if not thorough.

I decided to start with our dark and gloomy hallway that looked like this...

 

And after two coats of paint it turned into this!

 

I still have to paint the trim, but look how much brighter it looks already! We love it. When you have a long hallway without any windows, it's important to use a light color to perk up the space. Light = bright.

Well I'm off to paint trim and get started on the master bedroom. I have a LONG day of painting ahead of me. Like the guy from P90x says, "I hate it, but I love it".

P.S. Don't forget you still have all week to enter the giveaway on my Facebook page { here }. It's the easiest way to get $25!