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Spring in your step

For the past year Nicola’s husband has been working on painting their home’s exterior, most recently completing the front porch. It puts a spring in Nicola’s step every time she leaves or returns to the house!

Spring in your step - painting home exterior.

The colour chosen for the weatherboards is Resene Sea Nymph with Pearl Lusta for the architraves and trim - a colour that is also used throughout the interior. They picked Resene Poppy as a bold statement for the front door, and tied it all together with Resene Double Stack on the porch and steps. Staff at the Resene ColorShop in Victoria Park helped with the colour decisions.

exterior and front door

The first room they renovated was the master bedroom, which has Resene Zylone Sheen tinted to Resene Deco on the walls to complement the dark stained mahogany furniture. This is teamed with Resene Pearl Lusta on the architraves and rafters and Resene Half Pearl Lusta on the ceiling panels, which are also continued throughout the house.

The nursery is painted Resene Sail. This is the most southern room in the house, and even though it's painted blue, it feels so bright and warm!  The chest of drawers was painted in a yellow from Resene, the change table in Resene Bombshell and the cot in Resene Pearl Lusta.

Nursery and wallpapering

The bathroom was completed just before their first child was born.  They used Resene SpaceCote Low Sheen in Resene White with Resene Blue Chill on a feature wall, to match some bargain tiles.

The third bedroom is Resene Romantic.

The biggest renovation challenge was removing a wall between the kitchen and lounge. The lounge was to be a really light, icy blue but surprisingly decided on Resene Foam which was actually from the green palette.

The plan is to finish the kitchen this year.  They are also in the process of redecorating the hallway in Resene Pearl Lusta and Resene Half Pearl Lusta paring with an Anaglypta-type wallpaper for texture.

Wall details
Rooms finished

Thanks to the Crimmins family.

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