We’ve known for quite some time we wanted to try to sell our house this summer. Because of that, a good majority of the updates we have been doing were to a) improve the resale value, and b) help the house show better. Well, we were just about to put our house on the market, but we still hadn’t painted the guest room or the hallway/staircase upstairs. At the time, I was getting so burnt out with house projects, that I kind of just decided we weren’t going to paint those two areas and just leave them white.
However, the more time that passed, the more I was less and less ok with leaving them white. Had they just been white, it would have been no problem. But there were two major issues with these white walls. First, when the house was built, I don’t think they ever actually painted the walls. I’m 99% sure that all that was on the walls was primer. Second, there were marks all over the white walls from us and roommates moving furniture in & out. So, around 10pm one night, I started painting.