Tuesday, August 26, 2008

After the painting marathon

I thought I should show my after after , to remind you it was sort of a dull green khaki colour, which I was finding rather drab , so on a whim I tried a very rich blue , hated it , then went for a soft yellow beige as it looks to me . Antarctic Ice by Glidden .
It is cheery soft and light just how I had wanted it to be , I decided to go with the arrangement on the wall that was working , I did paint the mirror black and add a small textured black star, I do like it now , it was just the drab colour that I didn't like . I need to make some new pillows and I am sure it will make me happy for a long time to come. Click on the photo for a close up look if you like.
I just need to get started on the ceiling work that has yet to begin , first week of school I will tackle that . The added texture will raise the room to a whole new level I am sure of that .

Here is the before , drab walls , white coffee table , it was fine but needed some new life a little tweak or face lift.


Linda Lou said...

Great job on the new paint color-the room is inviting, yet soothing and airy,

restyled home said...

It looks so beautiful! I love that floral settee...when you are done with it, you can send it my way!!!

You inspire me every time I come here...


For the Love of Cottage said...

Hi Chris, I don't think your walls were drab before but I know how it is when you look at something and just know it isn't right, you have to change it. I also love those blue pillows you had in the room, I think you should put those back in.

I see somebody's furry paw in one of the pictures, just like my dog, loves to be where the camera is.



It looks so pretty! I'm glad you found something that works for you ! That's always a good feeling. It looks beautiful.

Stephanie said...

It looks really beautiful, Chris. I love the wall arrangements.

Debbie @ ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com said...

I think it is beautiful and the only thing missing is a pale blue throw on the couch with you wrapped up in it, in the cooler weather of course. I really, really like the round table light blue. What a measurable difference in looks. And the other light blue you have in the room really compliments it. Great job. It is a peaceful color mix!
You have got a gift for putting things together! Wow!
Blessings, Debbie

meg duerksen said...

oh it looks good!
i like the line "make me happy for a long time to come". is that true? :)

i have a hard time sticking with anything for too long. at least you do the re-painting yourself.
i have to beg my husband to help or do it himself.

you are awesome chris.
and i was loving that antique shopping!

Deserae said...

Love the new wallcolor....it looks absolutely gorgeous!!!!!!

Deserae said...

Love the new wallcolor....it looks absolutely gorgeous!!!!!!

Chris said...

While it looks spectacular, I have to admit that the before was just as gorgeous! I love both of them!

Joanne said...

I love this room, everything about it the colour the arrangement on the wall, the furniture. I could just see myself relaxing in here with a Jane Austen novel to read and a glass of wine.
The room is beautiful.

Barbie said...

Wow, what a beautiful and relaxing room!! LOVE the changes you made! It is amazing how just painting a frame and adding a black star can make. :-)

Kim said...

it looks so good!!! I love this much better than the blue!

Katrina Chambers said...

Great job! You really are speedy gonzales. I love it of course :)

Jen said...

Looks fabulous! But, I have to say, I was a fan of the blue. I am glad you like it this way though


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