The hubs and I were pretty busy this weekend. Okay, I do have to admit that Saturday was a pretty lazy day, but we did bust our butts yesterday rearranging furniture and painting.
Every few months, my hubby likes to swap couches and furniture around to change things up a bit. Because there are just certain window treatments that don’t lend themselves well to certain room wall colors and couch colors, we always tend to battle each other over which curtains go where. My husband likes to have thick curtains for privacy sake on the front of the house, and I guess I can’t blame him. But the gray-blue curtains that go with the brown couch don’t go well with the bright blue couch, ya know? So, we just decided to paint instead.
It sounds pretty dramatic, but we had been talking about painting over the drab pinky-creamy-tan color for a while anyways. So, we took the plunge and just did it. Once we got the momentum going, we just kept painting. When all was said and done, we had managed to throughly clean, scrub and paint the living room, dining room and kitchen!
Then we realized that in the last 2 and a half years of living in this house, we have not put anything on the walls in the main living areas. With the exception of two randomly placed mirrors on nails that were already there when we moved in, and this piece of “art” in the family room, we really have added no life to the walls of our house.
Now that we have the paint up, and the couch slipcover washed, all that is left to do is to add a little personality.
Before sending the hubby off to Home Depot for paint, I whipped up this style tile for inspiration so that we knew exactly which paint color we wanted and what direction we wanted to go with the final look. Hopefully, the living room will look at least a tiny little bit like this when we are done. (We’ll get to the dining room a little later. One project at a time, right?!)
Living Room To-Do List:
- fix and refinish, or build new desk
- hang art/photos
- sew pillows
- re-hang coat rack at entry
Has anyone else had a rough experience painting with children around? During our day long painting marathon, one of our children
lost relocated the screws to the coat rack and one of the outlets covers. We should have known better and put those little screws somewhere more kid proof. Then, there’s the fact that no matter how careful kids think they are being, they are bound to rub up against wet paint at least once. Yep, all three kids managed to get paint somewhere on their clothes or bodies yesterday!
We’ll have updated pictures along the way, as long as we actually continue to make progress. I’m sure everyone who has kids knows how that can be.