Wednesday, May 5

Fresh Coat

We are excited to have a fresh look in our living room! The funny thing is, it is not even close to our original plan! I am currently in love with the whole yellow/gray combo (hence the blog colors) and so it was our intention to do 3 walls of gray, one of yellow. So we finished the 3 walls - pewter gray - that sounds pretty gray, right? Nope, the final look was definitely blue. Hmmmm....what to do? Well, we weren't going to be super picky, because, well, we probably won't be in this house forever, and it turns out, we really liked the color! The gray/blue ended up being really warm & cozy. But blue & yellow were certainly not the scheme we wanted! So Andrew pushed for a beige color and we decided to go for it. Thankfully, we were able to return the unopened yellow!
So, from this.......................
to this........................
Dilemma #2: We have this space behind the TV that is actually a chimney and so we can't put a picture there or anything. We toyed with the idea of word art or something, but then I had the really brilliant (haha!) idea of doing a paint design of some kind. And the stripes were born.
  
So, then we decided to do the opposite color stripe on the opposing wall to tie them together. And we really love how it turned out! It's give the room a little more interest!
We had planned to put a large picture on this wall, but it seems ok without it, any thoughts?
For Stephanie, :) our storage space for G's toys which doesn't make it feel quite so much like a kid's playroom after he goes to bed!
So, for a mere $16 in paint, we have a space that feels a little more like home. Still have the [lovely] blue carpet, but, we have the worst behind us, so we're very thankful!

8 comments:

the johnson crew said...

kelly, i think it looks great! makes me anxious to paint... our apartment is so drab with the white flat paint on the walls... along with all the finger smudges. - oh well, something to look forward to someday.

you have great taste kelly, thanks for keeping us updated. i love stuff like this.

blessings sister, janelle

The Lesters said...

That grey color is stunning! I had never thought of using grey for a room but I love it!

juliechall said...

This looks awesome!!! I'm always so amazed at how much a little paint does. I always love big mirrors - they really seem to open up rooms and you can find some pretty cool ones at thrift stores...that might look great above the piano...even though I love it like it is too :)

Katie Barker said...

It looks amazing! i love that corner with the big cozy looking chair. Way to go with the stripes, i'd be scared to pull it off. I like the idea of a mirror, or how about sconces on either side of the piano, it would give it some depth/dimension without being more picture frames.

Mark and Stephanie Stonis said...

Looks great Kelly! We had the same trouble with paint--it never looked like the color card, so we just gave up and now we just buy an "oops" can at Home Depot for $5 that we think looks interesting--surprisingly those have been our best finds! I love the toy storage--what a great idea to stack those together--I wish I was better at thinking out of the box :)

JordanandSue said...

It looks so great! Nice job! I love the stripes- it really looks cozy :)

jeileenbaylor said...

Gorgeous job kel - I love it!

Seth & Bethany Heijermans said...

I love the new look! Its amazing what a good paint job will do to a room--it automatically makes it look so much more decorated. I agree with you the wall is fine without a picture. Nice job!