We’ve been sprucing up the place for the past couple of weeks. Painting, dusting and furniture rearranging has everything feeling spiffy.
There’s nothing new but it still feels fresh. I like that we did it with just a few cans of paint and a little bit of wood. It took me a few tries, but I found a gray that I really, really like. It’s Silver Song from Benjamin Moore. What I love is it’s not blue or orange, but just gray. I think the combination of gray walls and white trim is so elegant and lovely. Not to mention clean walls….nothing says elegance like a lack of scratch marks and crayon rubbings.
Here’s what you see walking in the front door….welcome to our home.
The furniture used to create more of a long rectangle. I thought a square would feel more open, so after we painted I only moved the bigger pieces back in and played with the arrangement. This is much roomier!
I also like the TV tucked behind the rock wall. It can be seen from every seat, but it’s not the centerpiece of the room.
If you look up you can see the rail we painted with a soft, blue-green. Up there is the new “Lego room”.
I’m crazy about this little footstool I made last year with an old metal crate.
I left the hand-painted Bible verse on the wall behind the white couch, but I decided to add planks around it to add a detail that would give the room character. They’re just 1x4s we nailed to the wall. You can see it here in the corner.
Of course, my beautiful piano is still there. I just moved it to the other side of the room.
Also, I raised the curtains from the top of the window to the ceiling. It made a huge difference and I wonder why I didn’t do it a long time ago.
I know, the wall color looks like the same color it was before. But it’s not. It was green, but it was always hard to photograph. So you’ll just have to believe me.
Next week I’ll show you the new and improved dining room.
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