Once again, it’s time for Tuesday Tidbits! We have had another very busy and very productive week. Even though there is still a long way to go, we are definitely able to see some light at the end of the tunnel (which makes it a little more fun to keep working).

Trent spent most of his time working on the bathrooms. Since we have three full bathrooms (all with tons of tile), he decided to do each step on each bathroom at the same time. So, he started with the backer board for the shower walls and did that step on each bathroom. Then, he put the cement board down for the flooring, shower flooring and shower curbs in each bathroom.

I kept painting. And painting. And painting. The foyer, family room and parlor are all finished at this point! The color is Sherwin Williams Pearly White (a pale ivory) and I think it will be the perfect neutral backdrop for selecting furniture. Since our windows are definitely the focal point on the main floor, I didn’t want a paint color to compete. Also, we will obviously need some type of window treatments and I just didn’t want things to get too busy. Soooo…..while it seems super boring right now, I think it will work out in the end.

I have also been trimming things out in the office (Sherwin Williams Lullaby). I feel certain that this color will be perfect! It took some serious searching and painting many, many sample sections, but this is the definitely the winner.

It is so difficult to tell in the below pic, but the navy blue (for the main level guest bath) is going to be perfect!! It’s going to take 18 coats of paint to look perfect…but it’s going to be perfect.

Thank you so much for following along and have a wonderful week!


  • March 14, 2017 Reply

    Jane Gajewski

    Our whole house is the same ivory color and we love it. We retired from a 2200 sq ft house in MI to a 1250 sq ft house in TN so the inside had to be neutral. Thank goodness for cathedral ceilings. You spacious home is going to be gorgeous. Your navy bathroom ….I can’t wait to see it finished. Thank you two for sharing your wonderful journey with all of us. It makes my week to see your progress.

  • March 14, 2017 Reply


    What is the navy blue color specifically? Looking to paint an office a nice navy blue, but it is not an easy color to nail down.

    • March 14, 2017 Reply

      Leah Hudson

      The dark blues are extremely difficult (and I went through many samples). In the end I selected Sherwin Williams Indigo Batik. It was a pure navy without pulling any green tones…if that makes sense.

  • March 14, 2017 Reply

    Gerry DeCraene

    Haven’t posted to you in a while but still check things out each week. I have a question on the navy blue paint, why are you putting 18 coats of paint on the walls? Or was that a sarcastic comment? Not sure if there is a reason when painting a dark color to paint so many coats, I am a novice at painting rooms so please fill me in on the reason for so many coats. Getting anxious (I bet both of you are too) to see the finish product. Your home will be beautiful, no – gorgeous!

    • March 14, 2017 Reply

      Leah Hudson

      My 18 coats of paint comment was a little sarcastic:) Dark colors always take a little more work to look smooth and flawless. My (honest) guess is that it will take about 4 coats of paint.

  • March 14, 2017 Reply

    Michael Lannoo

    I like Kent’s idea for doing the bathrooms, working with one media at a time is a confidence builder. Now I can see the difference with the pale ivory and the ceiling, nice, nice……

  • March 14, 2017 Reply

    Karen Petsovich

    What is your timeline for moving in?? I have really enjoyed your posts.

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