We are finally done!! For a project that was just supposed to be one wall at the start, it sure took awhile! We couldn't stop ourselves once we saw how awesome it looked :)
Here are some before shots:
When we first moved in a year ago it was very different. I have spent the last year learning what I like and don't like as well as what works with this house. We face North to South in this house. Our other three houses faced East to West. The light we get inside is totally different and it affects my paint and decor choices. I feel like this house is so dark. So I have decided to re-do everything much lighter and brighter. But I love, love, love colour...so it's tricky to learn to tame my wants but still have something gorgeous.
So here is where we are now. I still have more to do, like curtains, a light for the dining room and another dining table (still looking) and some decor but the most of it is done :)
I love, love love, my Nate Berkus turtle/tortoise shell from Target!
I painted the top of the board and batten Wythe Blue by Benjamin Moore (matched in Olympic) and the bottom just plain trim white.
The kitchen was painted Sesame by Benjamin Moore. But I don't love it and I will eventually re-paint that too.
Now that this project is mostly done we are focusing our attention to the basement. We finished it from scratch over the winter. We have sanded, primed and painted one coat. But we needed to go back and patch up any imperfections. Now we are working on that and we need to sand and prime again. I bought some new paint last night. I loved the original colour but it ended up being too dark with all my hubby's dark brown furniture (brown leather couches and coffee table, huge tv etc)
Hopefully hubby (Meez as I call him) will get the sanding done tonight and I will be able to start priming and painting again.
I have big plans down there!! I can't wait to see it come together. Stay tuned!!