So last night I wrote this big ol long post about why we painted the rental. I got really sappy and started talking about the meaning of home and all sorts of gushy stuff. I didn’t publish it and today it just doesn’t feel right so I’ll save that story for another day. Today, I want to talk about the rental and why we painted it and how to paint a room in your rental for cheap…
We painted our living room. Just went for it. I debated it for a long time but no more… I debuted the brand new color on Instagram and my sweet friend Allison from The Golden Sycamore said, “might as well love it from the beginning.” And it’s so true. We can’t all live in our dream house. And sometimes even the dream house needs a little pizzazz. So it was time to start lovin’ this house from the start! I didn’t want to put anything else up on the walls and think this would be beautiful if the walls were gray.
Now the walls are gray. And a lovely shade of it.
It’s a cozy gray, that just gives our space such a calming feel. As soon as we finished painting our house just felt different. Paint can do that, ya know.
So guess what… if you live in a rental or even if you own your home and you haven’t painted yet. If you don’t know how to paint a room, or something is holding you back, go for it. You might as well love it from the start. It’s worth it!
So here’s the thing. We didn’t go and paint every wall in the house since still have to paint it back when we leave. We just painted the living and have plans to paint a couple more walls in the coming weeks.
How to paint a room in your rental: Three things to think about.
Pick a color any color. Okay well maybe not any color. You want to go with something light that you won’t agonize over when it’s time to paint it back. If you are dead set on having a dark colored wall, choose a smaller accent wall.
Don’t go breaking the bank when buying supplies. Don’t invest a ton of money in supplies unless you plan on painting a lot. We paid just under $50 for all of the supplies including a gallon of paint. I went cheap on the rollers and brush. I did splurge on the good tape so the edges were crisp.
Think about your investment. You are investing money into this project. Is it worth it? We anticipate being in this house for at least two more years so $50 dollars about three hours of painting was well worth it to us. And we even had fun doing it.
Oh and the color, it’s Olympic’s Thin Ice.