I've been quite inspired by the current trends in home decor. I love grays and yellows. I love turquoise and greens. I just knew I needed to choose a color palette that would allow me to change the look of the room without much work. OK let's face it...I change my mind a million times and get bored easily. I needed a color that would accommodate my indecisiveness. We scoured Lowe's paint section and came up with 3 colors that the Hubs and I thought might work. I had the paint chips taped to our wall for a few weeks before I decided it was time to actually test out the colors. I love that major paint brands now have sample sizes. I scooped up the 3 samples and painted them in random places on our walls. I had to see how each color looked on each wall in any type of light. So for a week, our walls looked very similar to this:
We came home and once the kids were asleep, the Hubs and I put on the first coat of paint. I was in love the minute the paint touched the wall. The color was perfect. We finished up around 2:30am and hit the sack. The kiddos let us sleep in a little and then it was back to work for us. We ended up not needing to put on a second coat so the Hubs seriously cleaned the floors while I helped Noah clean his room. Then we put the new slip covers on the sofa/loveseat, put out the new rug, changed out our outlet covers and switchplates, and hung the curtains. I'm so happy with the way it turned out! We're not done yet but we need to save up some more for the finishing touches. I hate the way our old end tables look in the room so those are next on our "to buy" list along with a new desk, accessories, and a double curtain rod. I have an idea of how I officially want the curtains to look but need the double rod to make it look right. I'm also waiting on 2 canvases to come in from Canvas People, I have to order the wall art for above the TV, and I have to decide how I want to make my gallery wall. But all in all, we're so proud of how our room is and everyone who's seen it so far has loved it. Now I sit in the room and just smile because how amazing it is!!!
Here's a before picture of the horrible brown couches and ugly green wall (ignore me...this was from way back when for My Style Mondays) We also had dark brown curtains to match. It was like mint chocolate chip ice cream threw up on my living room.
|Before the ugly end tables returned to the room|
|Curtains drawn...they're reversible!!!|
|I love this rug! And Lucky is sulking because I won't let him on the new couches|
|The walls aren't finished. I'm waiting for the canvases and I'm putting up shelves where those pictures are. Isn't the Hubs cute?!?! He's looking at our wedding album!!!|
|please ignore the 3 areas I have to re-spackle and touch up|
|I just love this room!!!|
|The curtains I fell in love with....and my sad wine rack|