I’ve been putting off painting for a while. I mean, we have been taking down walls and painting cabinets and getting new jobs and such. But really, I think it’s about time we got down to some wall painting.
I find myself trying to be more careful with paint colors this time around. In our last house, I was making choices all by myself. I was also painting all by myself and spending money on paint all by myself. If I messed up (which did happen a few times), I could always just go get another bucket of paint and take care of business.
So with my newfound paint commitment issues, I’ll present my leading ideas. Now I just need to find the exact shade of paint that goes with each idea. Simple, right?
Living room/kitchen (2/3 of the great room–complete with future window shades and curtains in that color and white cabinets):
Dining room above the chair rail (lower part of the wall matching the rest of the kitchen/living room area, stencil above, either in a brown-ish color like this or in a pretty green):
Downstairs guest bedroom (complete with green and taupe curtains in a different print, same colors as this picture):
I’m feeling fairly certain about the two main colors, less sure about the whole stencil thing. At least it would be easier to change than wallpaper, right? I can’t wait to paint. Once we’ve painted, I can start putting up blinds and curtains, and A) there will be fewer random things filling up our closets, and B) we’ll be a lot closer to finishing lots of rooms in the house. Woohoo!
So off-white and brown. Yup. I might be more timid about color in my old age, but I think those are some pretty nice options.