My February column for Style Sheet, the blog of HGTV.ca was about sharing my best tips to stay on time and on budget when you do a home renovation.
This is one of rare occasions where you can have a peak inside my home. I still need to decorate the space. With the baby arriving soon, I did not have the time to go shopping for home accessories. Plus, I want to see how we will function with a baby before putting the finishing touches.
In case you are curious about the paint colors for my main floor, the colors are from the Sarah Richardson collection for Para Paints. I selected:
- SR15 (cotton) for the ceiling – ask for P5226-14 at your paint dealer
- SR74 (peeble) for the living room – ask for P5242-34 at your paint dealer
- SR13 (cashmere) for the dining room and staircase walls – ask for P5222-24 at your paint dealer
- SR21 (rattan) for the entrance, powder room and my office wall, which is next to living room – ask for P5177-41 at your paint dealer
Chalkboard Wall in the Kitchen
One last thing, my husband and I are so pleased with the kitchen chalkboard wall. I initially wanted one so that my son-to-be would be able to draw while I am cooking. But we found out that we use it every day to keep our to-do list, menu ideas, and shopping list. And it doesn’t have to be huge to be useful.
We used the chalkboard paint from Benjamin Moore. It took 3 or 4 coats. Make sure to apply a gray primer first.
Do not forget to read my top 5 renovation tips on Style Sheet by HGTV.ca.