Wednesday, September 22, 2010

some days are a 2 post day

Last night Steve hung the last picture. Ahh, it feels good to have our downstairs back after a few weeks of craziness.

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!


Colleen said...

Love the paint you picked out. You're right, perfect marriage of blue and gray. It looks so nice and clean and pretty. How long before you have to let the kids back in? Hee hee! What is it with people painting borders and such on ceilings? Painting ceilings is not fun. I did two of ours and have sworn to never paint a ceiling again! Our FR had a wallpaper border on the ceiling. Lucky (?) for us, we had dry wall damage from ice on the roof, so insurance paid for repairing ceiling and removing the border. Our playroom has wallpaper on the walls and a wallpaper border on the ceiling. I'm guessing we won't touch that until it's no longer a play room!

That stained glass window on the door is beautiful, too!

cindy q said...

Thanks for the photos! Looks great. Wish I could stop by and sit on the sofa and chat. The room does look bigger and I'm totally jealous that you are able to declutter a room. For us, it feels like we've gotten rid of so much in order to live in our apt, that I can't even fathom what it would take to make it look decluttered

KTC said...

Your room looks fantastic. Color IS perfect!