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Life in the time of Corona

I prefer Crazy to Unprecedented because it is so overused (recall “AWESOME”?) when talking about living with precautions and restrictions from COVID-19 Guidelines.

While much of the US is in a Stay at Home order and restricted from travel, CRAZY! we are working from home and kids are in Distance Learning classes CRAZY!. Going out requires so much prep, practicing Social Distancing... when you return, well, it is almost like you are a frontline med professional. CRAZY! So, while you are home and after you have connected with old friends, relatives, and clients. After you have completely enjoyed the family time and need to keep from Climbing The Walls;

Let’s talk about Painting The Walls.

Perhaps you have been thinking, how would I get the time to choose the new color I would love to wake up to in the morning? The time is here. The guidance and help are ready and waiting for your requests. This was painted just before the outbreak here in Bethesda, MD.

Sherwin Williams Agreeable Gray SW7029 / Accent Wall Dovetail SW7018

162 Winsome Circle Drive Bethesda MD

Or, you are deliberating whether to put your house on the market this Spring or Summer and Wondering how you would get the updated/fresh paint done without spending several thousand dollars to pay a painting contractor and keep more money for the new house.

Well here is an idea! It may be a skill you need to develop and now you have plenty of time to read blogs or watch instructional videos on www.youtube.com Here is a great DIY source I found, www.diypaintingtips.com/how-long-does-it-take-to-paint-a-room/

You may even live with free help to make it more fun and have it done soon enough to enjoy it yourself before you have to move. I painted my first room before I was 19, followed by 10 in one house. You can do it!

Of course, there is Martha Stewart that can help with anything.

How to Paint the Perfect Wall Achieving a professional look takes some prep work and know-how.

By Ariel Scotti Updated March 13, 2020


If you have a concern that you won’t be able to shop for the paint or how do you find help choosing the right coordinating your personal color scheme. That is not as hard as you think.

Go to www.houzz.com, Associations for Staging and Redesign www.StagedHomes.com , www.resa.com to find members on these websites of associations for expert advice and offer consultations. Most are doing it virtually. You can do it via FaceTime, Skype, Zoom or the other video chats to connect. The associations and professionals may offer you the pro discounts we have for clients at www.sherwinwilliams.com.

This morning cleaning my Inbox I found an email from Sherwin Williams Pro that informed me you call and order paint and supplies, and maybe even online and have delivery or curbside pickup at Sherwin Williams stores. Ask for a discount, you may just be surprised. Again I suggest you look up a pro in your neighborhood then schedule a short consultation and ask for the code we use from www.stagedhomes.com or www.resa.com Most of us have current go-to colors that we use on regular basis. Check out Pinterest.com, there are great ideas there and on houzz.com.

The recommendation in recent years gray is now the antique white for the on-trend look for home sales.

My most used color choice is Sherwin Williams Agreeable Gray SW7029 shown here for real estate listings.

12514 Ansin Circle Drive Park Potomac Brownstones Potomac MD

Recently SOLD by this Author, Deb Harshman, REALTOR, ASPM, RESA, CREN

in February 2020.

Long & Foster Real Estate | Christie's International Real Estate, Potomac, MD

There are so many choices and coordination is key when painting your home to personalize and live with joy. The pros can help you avoid a mistake with just a short consultation and save money and time if you don't like the results of your DIY design. Give it a go and test your skills because it is only paint - don't like it, you have time now to fix it!

Certainly, this time in your house is providing a chance to see the imperfections or wear over time. Maybe you are thinking about a change or sprucing up. Getting your house market-ready is a plus. Utilize this time to prepare and call a REALTOR first and then a Home Stager if you are planning on selling in this time of new strategy to guide you. All are helping virtually. Good luck and enjoy it.

Glad you came by,


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