Wednesday, August 31, 2011

*Shelburne Buff

*Shelburne Buff by Benjamin Moore mixed at 50%
The board and batten and bead board in front of tub (see post) is Bistro White by Valspar, in semi-gloss latex.
The cabinets and drawers are painted Antique White by Sherwin Williams, also in semi-gloss.

Monday, August 29, 2011


Tidewater by Sherwin Williams
Pawleys Island Posh – You wouldn’t believe the Before and After shots. Amazing!
*Julia at Hooked On Houses posted about it  here.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Accessible Beige

Accessible Beige by Sherwin Williams
*Thank you Lisa Raymond for the picture!

Friday, August 19, 2011

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Friday, August 12, 2011

Exterior Paint Colors: Umber, Dapper Tan, and Macadamia


Happy Friday, everyone! Today I’m adding another segment to Favorite Paint Colors that I hope will help those of you who are building a home or looking into repainting. It’s not a fun process and so nerve wracking trying to pick an exterior color because everyone who drives or walks by gets to see the outside of your house, where as the interior you can hide a little more, right? And we all know those houses where you drive by and think, really, Pepto Bismol Pink (or whatever other ugly color they picked out – sorry if anyone out there has a house that color). But it’s nice to see what other people have done, just like it is with the inside of your home, so we’re kicking off this segment, and ending the week, with the colors my parents chose for their home.

Here are their colors:
1. Their trim, which is the darkest color on their house is Umber by Sherwin Williams.
2. The gables are painted Dapper Tan by Sherwin Williams.
3. And the main body is Macadamia by Sherwin Williams.








If you have want to share the colors you have chosen for the exterior of YOUR home, please send them to me. I would love to see them and I know others would too who are in this circumstance. Also, tell me how you picked them out. I know my parents drove around looking at a lot of houses and finally found one they liked and used trial and error trying to match the colors.
For now, Fridays are going to be dedicated to exterior colors. I have more to show you  - thank you to those of you who have submitted!
We are on our way home to Illinois today. How I’m going to miss this Big Sky Country, but I’m excited to show you our new house when we get settled in. Boy do I want to paint!  Smile
Have a great weekend!

Thursday, August 11, 2011





Cay by Sherwin Williams
The paint was a custom match, but Cay is the closest color on the swatch. Here is the actual formula if you are interested.
*My Parent’s House*

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Tobacco Road at 25%

Here is one more room of Tobacco Road mixed at 25%, with the formula. My Mom did most of her bedrooms this color, it's a beautiful buttery cream color that I love.

Tobacco Road by Duron (Sherwin Williams)
*My Parent’s House*

Svelte Sage



Svelte Sage by Sherwin Williams
*Trim and doors are SW Restful White
*My Parent’s House*

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Smoke Infusion

Smoke Infusion by Valspar
*See another post on Smoke Infusion here.
*My Parent's House*







Latte by Sherwin Williams
*Ceiling, trim and doors are all painted SW Restful White
*My Parent’s House*

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Mom’s Paint Colors

Holy Moly I can’t believe it’s the second week in August, where did this summer go?? We have spent the past few months in Montana while my husband has been doing an internship at a law firm here. I grew up in Montana and my parents still live here so we were able to spend a lot of time with them. We had a great summer but are getting ready to head back to Illinois this week. I’m sad, I hate to see the summer go, but I’m also excited to get back and get settled again. Soo, before I leave this beautiful state, I wanted to share my Mom’s paint colors with you.
They built their dream house 3 years ago and wanted to have a place for their 7 children and 14 grandchildren to come, and I have to say we have all loved it.  They chose some beautiful colors in their home, so to get on with the tour, I’m going to start with the upstairs and work down, and then finish with a new segment I’m starting on Friday: Exterior Paint Colors! So if any of you have a picture of your house and you know the color, I would love to see it. I’ve had quite a few people ask for ideas on exterior paint, and I think it would be a great resource.

The main living area upstairs is painted in Tobacco Road by Duron at 50%. (This color is discontinued at Sherwin Williams but I have the formula posted at the end). It’s a great goldish-toned neutral and goes with just about anything. My parents have natural wood trim and it looks beautiful with the wood and warms everything up.  You can see how it changes in different lights and if you have any questions about anything, please feel free to ask. I hope you enjoy!!



*I just realized that the formula is for 5 gallons. Here are some other bloggers who have used Tobacco Road and posted their formulas.
Emily at Decor Chick!, The Nester, and Stacey at Real Southern Living. Thanks, ladies!

 And here is my family! This was taken last year when we ALL stayed in their home, we had a blast. Crazy, but oh so fun. My Mom and Dad are in the middle and we are in the purple. I'll have more for you tomorrow! Happy Monday!