Sunday, March 2, 2014

The New Althea Project...Paint Up, Rugs Out

We always like to start a new project with getting a classic color of paint up. Our choice for The New Althea Project...Kitty Gray by Benjamin Moore. A vibrant, no-nonsense gray that really packs a punch. It looks excellent against the white trim...still will do some touching up and have plans for wallpaper (on the ceiling!...stay tuned).

Once the paint is up, you can get better organized and the space, overall, feels anew. Our first to-do was getting rid of that dreadful carpet. Those beautiful hardwood floors underneath we're aching to come out. They really are sharp.

Weekend One is over...paint is up and carpet is over. We have several more cosmetic touches on our long list of DIY renovations before we tackle the monsters that are the kitchen and garage. [That carpeting on the stairs will be up in no time!!] This home really does have some great bones and was very well taken care of. It just needs a little sprucing up.

We always recommend taking renovations in stride. Obviously, with a move, stress is already high. Manage your projects, finish one before moving on to others, and you really will deserve that Bud Light (for Mr. Jimmy) at the end of the day. And, when necessary, get experts involved. Not only with electrician work and other major muscle movements, but get a designer to come lend some advice. That is what we designers do for a living and thoroughly enjoy the process. 

Stay with us as we continue with our new home and some styling tips from The New Althea Project!


  1. Wonderful color - looks like a green-grey in the photos (which I know may not be the same as the light in your house). Looks fabulous with the chair fabric that's peeking out in the Bud LIght picture. Can't wait to see more.

    1. It is showing a little gray-green in the photos...I'll try and get a better shot. It's a beautiful color and one I go to often.



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