We painted our walls! We have walls! That we are allowed to paint! And we painted them! I cannot get over it.
Adam and I are newbie painters, so my mom and sister came up for a weekend paint-a-thon, and I'm pretty sure I will have to rope them into doing so for all our future painting projects. (If you are reading this, you guys, I will resort to bribery or kidnapping if necessary.) It really went so, so smoothly.
So now the living and dining rooms are a lovely, peaceful shade of green, and I am very happy.
We used Benjamin Moore's no-VOCs Natura paint. So far, so good. The smell was minimal (like you only really smell it when it is fresh and wet and you are right next to it) and it went on very nicely. So, as long as it holds up reasonably well, I'll be a very happy camper.
Now I just need to sew some curtains and a fitted slipcover for the couch. Yikes.