Saturday, November 28, 2009

A New Living Room Because of Paint



So yesterday while I recuperated from Thanksgiving dinner (and my post-Thanksgiving breakfast) I gazed around at our cold, cold white living room walls and thought, "No! I just cannot, simply cannot stand to leave these walls white even one more day." So I hopped up, ran upstairs, changed my shirt, then mixed a couple cans of paint. Then I ran back down here, moved some furniture around and began painting.

Now, I hadn't planned to give that wall a sort of Tuscan finish, but that's how it appeared (serendipity in a can, I suppose)--and I love it. Always, the rooms of Italian villas in movies nearly stop my heart with their beauty and well, now my heart stops while looking at my very own wall. I painted only 5/6 of the wall you see, but already the room looks a bazillion times warmer, and oh, how this old farmhouse needed warming!

So it's back to painting I go... Just wanted to show you what I have so far. How satisfying to finally behold some pro-activity happening around here.





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P.S. It's a cloudy morning here, so the pictures are a bit dark. I can't wait until the sun returns--the walls will pulsate with color, I'm sure!

10 comments:

Mary said...

It looks beautiful, so warm!! I find it takes living in a place with a little discontent for awhile before I find the perfect something that makes it home. You are right on the mark with that color, it's a funk- buster!!

Kristi in the Western Reserve said...

I love this color, and I love the textured look of the warm gold. Aren't you lucky to have painted this at the beginning of the winter! It will warm you for months!

Pearl said...

Oh Debra what a difference! It's so warm and inviting. I really love the colors you have chosen for your home. Just beautiful, good job

Elizabeth said...

I love the color Debra ! I put new Gold sheers in my family room before Thanksgiving!

Anonymous said...

Good for you, Debra. Painting always cheers me right up. Great color. Joyce

Patty H. said...

Love the color. I love how 'spur of the moment' you are! It would take me awhile to even decide to do painting-I'd hav to wait til the 'right moment' then take forever to decide on the paint. Then wait on dh to hae time to help move the furniture.
The majority of the walls in our home are white, thanks to dh, whose moms house is all white. I'm hping to change the living room adn our kitchen this spring.

Tina said...

Yellow is a happy color, and it is surprisingly versatile. I love the look of the room!

Louise said...

I love the look!

Deborah Raney said...

Absolutely gorgeous! I love it! The whole room looks warm and cozy. Have you ever told the story of that bird perched on the curtains on the right? He made me smile when I enlarged the photo. ;)

Saija said...

i looks really warm and inviting ... nice!