Thursday, June 30, 2011

The Den is Done!

FINALLY! I have rid our house of the most uncomfortable futon on the planet for some fabulously comfy leather couches. Thanks Mom and Dad! I have also finally painted the hall and den. Did I mention the paint was FREE and in an ultra fabulous color? Janet likes to pick up the bargain gallons of paint from Home Depot and Lowes. You can get gallons of nice paint for $5 just because the color match wasn't right or someone returned it for some reason. She had this blueish grey which she called "Prison Grey" We mixed it with a light tan and another tan that was almost white and our cheap-o paint concoction turned out almost an exact match to Benjamin Moore's Pebble Beach. (I had to use my paint decks to see if I could find a match to my homemade color).

The room looks so much better, it is crazy how big of a difference paint can make. It turned out very coastal looking and goes well with the rest of my house, rather than looking like a mismatched hodgepodge of everything that didn't have a home anywhere else in the house.

Here are pictures from before:

And here is the room now:

Can you see my violets in the window? One is blooming really well and The leaf that I pulled off to clone is ready for planting!

This is Kathy in her favorite corner. She is ALWAYS laying there and usually looks mopey.

There are still a few things that still need to be done, like painting the side tables and adding some more art to the wall with the TV. My charcoal grey curtains are coming back from my Nana's old house too so I think I will put those up back here and take down the green curtains. However, the big things are done!

Here is the hallway back by the bedrooms that we also painted...

I think I may turn all the walls in the hall into gallery walls. Thoughts?

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