I have to say, I'm so pleased with how it turned out. The whole room (which is a combo dining/living room) was a foam green since we moved in. A fine color. But after seven years, we needed a change.
Its hard to tell in the pictures but we went with a gray. In some lighting it looks gray, in some it looks blue. Which is actually perfect because I walked around with both blue and gray paint swatches FOR WEEKS because I couldn't decide which way I wanted to go. This is the perfect marriage of the two colors. I couldn't be happier.
The previous owners had also painted the ceiling in the dining room green (I'm not sure why) and included a green paint border on the ceiling in the living room (and I'm really not sure why on that one.)
Which meant poor Steve had to prime and paint both ceilings. Making the project even longer.
But all in all, it was worth every long night of work. The room looks bigger, brighter and more modern.
I called Steve this morning and told him one more time how much I LOVE sitting in our *new* living room.
I also had him put together a new collage of photos in a spot that a different picture had been. I love it.
I tried to get rid of clutter as well. And some big toys were moved to the play room upstairs.
Now the only thing to do, some day, when we get rich, is buy a new (preferably black) dining room table. Oh, and another sofa. One that does not require a slip cover.
But until we get rich, a fresh coat of paint will carry me a long way!