Because I have absolutely nothing else going on in my life, I decided to change the color of my living room. For almost 3 years now, the walls have been a light Robin's egg blue. Feast your eyes...
Not the worst color in the world by any means, but it was really starting to feel very cold and bland. So off to Home Depot I went in search of a warmer, cozier feeling. And I found Behr's Skipper!
Isn't it gorgeous? Mellow and soft, like a big paint-y hug. :) So I promptly purchased a gallon and sped home to paint. Oh wait. I chose the largest room in the house to paint. The room that is connected to a staircase. With 16 foot ceilings at one point. And before we paint, we need to paint trim. And doors. And replace door handles. Ugh. Do you see where this is going??
So about a month later and a lot me taking pics of Adam looking like this...
(Poor guy. He is the absolute best.)
And here is the finished product...
(*My dogs come running every time I take pics of the house. Can you spot their ears in the above pic??)
(*It's incredibly impossible to take a decent pic of a wall of mirrors!)
Doesn't that feel a lot more huggy? I think so. :)
You may notice a few decor changes - I got a new rug and some new-to-me chairs. The rug was a Target buy (I saved $30 with my Cartwheel!!) It is pretty neutral, which allows me to keep my crazy but lovable curtains and also to play with different prints of pillows. The yellow chairs are a Craigslist find. My old chairs went to live in Adam's office. I felt like family therapy sessions would be more comfy - and legit - if the family wasn't seated on crazy mismatched office chairs. I really didn't want to buy new chairs (why are they SO expensive?!?), but wanted something colorful. Preferably yellow. So imagine how over the moon I was when I saw the listing - a pair of vintage yellow chairs for $100! SOLD!!! They are just what I've been looking for and I love them.
So because everyone knows I love a good makeover, here's the living room the first time we walked through the house and the same view today...
Thick, but matted yellow-y carpet, wallpaper everywhere, super heavy drapes that let in zero natural light...I don't miss these things one bit!
And just look at how much more defined my mirrors are with the darker color! The white trim really pops too!
So there you have it. How we have changed this house (once again!) for next to nothing. I will never stop shouting from the rooftops "PAINT IS YOUR BEST FRIEND!"