Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Mini Living Room Makeover

So, for those of you who read last week, you might remember that I posted a little entry of out 2010 home to-do list. Well, in the spirit of crossing off as much as possible B and I got busy two nights ago, on lucky number 13 from our overly ambitious list.

Okay - to be honest, the whole process began Saturday. After spending a really lazy morning (read: until about 3:30pm) laying around on the couch, we peeled ourselves away from the TV and pulled out the two sample cans of grey paint we had picked up from Lowes during our previous weekend shopping expedition. We put a small amount of each paint on each wall in the room, so that we could see them in different light. After seeing the two colours up, it was no contest, and Valspar's "Rocky Bluffs" won as our choice colour. 

After living with our splotchy walls for a couple of days - B came home Monday night with a full can of paint and we got to work covering those sterile, and not so homey, white walls. Of course, no reveal would be complete without a little before action...

This first picture is of our living room the day we got the keys. B and the dog are inspecting things.

Probably some of the better befores you'll get of the room, from when we actually had furniture in it (I took these obviously before Christmas). And now - our lovely new living room.

Yes - the wreath is still up. For now it fills a blank space that seriously needs something... and personally I like it for the winter months, as it looks icy and wintry, and adds a little sparkle.

Of course, this is not the final product. We have a lot of big plans for this room - a full makeover to be exact. But for now, this will do and I think the colour really warms it up and makes it feel more like home. What do you think?


  1. Nice and warm and cozy ... love the passthru trim painted white.

  2. I love it! I especially love that you painted out the trim white - great contrast!

  3. That is the perfect gray! Your room looks beautiful and me some white trim.

  4. Looks good! I especially love the dogs relaxing in the corner : )


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