Thursday, November 24, 2016

[Rhoeas Hearth] New Paint on the Walls

In August, after years of poor property management companies, my husband and I purchased our first home!  We were both hit with intense workloads immediately after and haven't had time to give our house, dubbed Rhoeas Hearth, the attention it needs.  We really haven't been able to unpack and that eventually led to us cancelling our housewarming party.  Things have been hectic but it's finally coming to fruition!

My goal this year was to just settle into home ownership.  I really hadn't planned to make any changes to our house.  However, because I had an immense number of gigs in October, we recuperated from purchasing the house far faster than I anticipated and then some.  When I saw the extra in the bank, I decided to get some quotes for painting.  I set a budget for fresh paint on the common area of the house (entry way, front room, dining area, hallwasy and ritual room) that I thought was excessively low.  Seriously, I thought it would be impossible to get a quote from a respectable company for the amount I had budgeted.  Turns out, the quote came in $200 under budget!  And so we signed the contract.

The company estimated it would be about three weeks until painters could come out.  I noted that we had an event on December 18th (my circle's Yule celebration) so it would either need to be before or after then.

And then they called last Friday and said that they could start on Monday.

This Monday.

And it's already done!  The quote even covered repairing rushed spackling on the dry walls that resulted in some unseemly cracks less than a month after moving in - fairly common for flipped houses like ours.  I was incredibly impressed with how affordable, quick and professional Certapro was and would highly recommend them again!

Without further ado, here's the new paint on the walls:

For those wondering, our contractors used Sherwin-Williams paint with the following codes:

SW 7016
Mindful Gray

SW 6556
Obi Lilac

Obviously, we haven't accessorized with our new colors or set up much of anything yet.  That will come soon!

The ritual room looks so airy and clean now!

I was a little worried about painting the brickwork but I truly love how it looks.  It's so much brighter and cleaner now.

This Saturday, we'll be picking out some drapes and throw pillows.  Then we'll start the unpacking process.  Expect updates on Rhoeas Hearth in terms of our living space and ritual room within the next month or so!


  1. Wow! That is amazing! Those painters were awesome! I've tried to convince hubby to hire painters, but he insists we do it ourselves. It is exhausting work, so I'm glad you had the budget to have it done. It looks beautiful!

    1. Thank you so much, Stephanie! I couldn't imagine doing this ourselves, if nothing else but because Certapro also repaired the drywall spackling and sealed any cracks. Those are things I don't think my husband and I are experienced enough to do. The people who renevated the house rushed the spackling and we were seeing superficial cracks forming around sealed portions of drywall. It was frustrating. The spackling work that our painters did ensures we won't have to see that in the commons area anymore. Thank goodness! That alone was worth it.

  2. I love your blog and congrats on the house! The paint looks great. My husband and I painted our fireplace white when we moved in as well. It is a scary decision, but it really gives the room a homey, classy feel. Plus the color on the walls around it just pop!

    1. Thank you so much, Lark! I was concerned because I know that painted brickwork can never return to standard brickwork. My goal is to eventually have a stone veneer done over the brickwork but the white paint will certainly liven it up for now. I'm so excited!

  3. Looks very calm and inviting!

  4. I love your new wall colors, even the one that you used on the brickworks. You really did a great job keeping your home clean and neat, something that mothers via Ninja essays will definitely appreciate and would want to achieve.