Wednesday, August 22, 2012

While I Had the Paint Out . . .

I need art for the living room, which has been repainted teal and pumpkin. I bought canvases on sale at Joanne Fabrics and started painting. Here is the first of five new ones that I plan to hang over the mirror on the sofa wall. That wall is 18 feet in height and is perfect as an art gallery.

Monday, August 20, 2012

Now the Kitchen Has Been Repainted

Well, you know you can't paint one room and not the one that adjoins it. That's what my husband told me. I learned that he really didn't like the soft blue we had in the kitchen and was waiting for me to give him the signal to change it! Who knew?

Friday, August 17, 2012

And More of the Living Room Redo...

The front and back walls of the living room are Intense Teal SG 490 by Behr. The fireplace wall and sofa wall are marmalade glaze UL120-B also by Behr.

I made throw pillow for the sofa from the same fabric I used as a topper for the drapes.

I also used this fabric for the adjoining eat-in kitchen. Photos of the kitchen coming soon.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Living Room Redo

We wanted to repaint our living room for several years now but choosing a paint color and getting the inspiration for design kept holding me back--the actual labor of such a chore was also a factor. A few weeks ago I was writing in a journal my daughter gave me and noticed how lovely the pumpkin and teal are together. Kind of has a retro vibe yet modern too. So I had my inspiration. Next I had to convince my husband that these colors would turn out well and not darken the room too much.

 Here is the before photo. Very light and airy in 2008 when we installed the cutouts and the paint was still somewhat new. But the paint color was fading and showing wear, especially on the lower part.


I'm not sure why it matters if a room is dark. We have lamps and electricity!The color is so vibrant in daytime and warm in the evenings.

I'll post more photos of the rest of the room tomorrow.

Oh, by the way, the blue is called Intense Teal SG 490 by Behr. The pumpkin color is marmalade glaze UL120-B