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December 8, 2005

The Purple primer. Is it any wonder I was singing “I love you, you love me, this color makes me crrr-A-zy…”

The Primer

The final color, though I am going to put one more coat I don’t anticipate it changing the color dramatically.

The Red Wall

And just in case you can’t remember what it looked like a few weeks ago:

Dining Room

Really, isn’t anything an improvement?

Posted by Chris @ 12:05 pm  

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  1. Anonymous says:

    I like it! It’s got a nice rustic New England feel. My entranceway inside the front door is that color. It took me a little while to get used to it too.

  2. Darren says:

    I like it too. Of course, I have a thing for red walls, so maybe it’s just me.

  3. Huskerbabe says:

    Your walls look beautiful, especially with the white trim. I like the warm, rich colors, makes it feel homey. :)

  4. Meg says:

    I think they look good and not all all like bloody walls…

  5. Flutter says:

    I think it looks beautiful!

  6. novaks8 says:

    Please give me the secret to painting with kids around!

    Mine want to “help” me

    I need to paint 80% of the rooms in this house!

    Feel free to leave a comment on my blog or e-mail me!


  7. aka meritt says:

    That is a really beautiful shade. Good job!

  8. nightmare_on_elm_st says:

    Looks awesome! Nothing like blood!

  9. stacydh says:

    me personally would rather have the purple color! I love it!

  10. MoMMY says:

    That’s my color! Not blood red at all. Great choice.

  11. impromptu-mom says:

    I love your color! Of course, my livingroom is the same color, so I’m biased, lol!

    My husband questioned my judgement when I chose the color, but now he loves it. Plus, anything that you hang on the wall looks like art in a museum. The red does wonders for any photos or paintings that you have!

  12. Steph says:

    It looks great! I really like it.

  13. Paisley says:

    Absolutely gorgeous! Not bloody at all. I wish I was as motivated as you are. My paint chip choice has been taped to my wall for 3 months now.

  14. halloweenlover says:

    I LOVE IT!!! Such a beautiful job, Chris! Did you not have any whitish streaks showing through? After 3 coats I still have a little bit of lighter red showing through and this was after the red primer. Grrr. Mainly in the corners. Thoughts?

    It looks fantastic though. And with your red toile wallpaper in the hallway, it must be stunning.

    I don’t know if you are looking for a rug too, but I found this gorgeous rug at pottery barn that is plain tan in the middle but has a cuff at the edges that is that same cranberry color. It is simple, but very nice! Hurray!

  15. deputyswife says:

    I love red. In all of our houses, I have painted different variations of the color. I really like the shade you have right now.

  16. Annalise says:

    I’m in awe of your industry :-) And the colour looks v. nice, too; lovely and warm.

  17. Jodi says:

    I agree with everyone else, it really looks great! What a change from the before picture. And not bloody, not at all…. ;)

  18. Helene says:

    Wow- what a difference a little paint makes. Looks beautiful.

  19. Jennifer says:

    It looks great and nothing like blood, but that could be the lighting ;)

  20. nextcommercial says:

    Hmm..I actually kinda liked the purple.

  21. Journey Mama says:

    I had a color a lot like this in my kitchen in my old house and every day it made me happy… it’s beautiful.

  22. ohhmama! says:

    It’s so rich! I love it. What a change. They should give you your own home improvements show. I am impressed.

  23. Stephanie says:

    Oh my goodness!! That’s a gorgeous color. So warm and earthy. :)

  24. robiewankenobie says:

    i’m so feeling the love.