A couple weekends ago I painted my living room white.
The below photo is the best before picture I could find. This gray/beige is Toasty Gray by Glidden.
And back to some white…
It all started when I did my picture wall. I loved the white, the contrast, the brightness. I also noticed most of the rooms I have been pinning to pinterest have white walls. Don’t get me wrong, I like the previous color. I was just ready for a change and paint is the cheapest thing to do and change back if I hated it. But I don’t, I love it. :)
I made this large 3 painting by painting right over a thrifted canvas. I also made the garland for A Beautiful Mess tutorial from a couple years ago.
This is my shelving unit I made to look similar to this Restoration Hardware one. It houses my vintage brownie camera collection, some of my globes, and Luke’s toys among other thing.
I hung some vintage wire shade frames and installed a frosted globe pendant in the large one in the center that is hooked to the light switch for extra light. I also brought in this old ladder since I painted to hang quilts on or maybe Christmas stockings. The chair was found at goodwill and I started to take it apart to attempt a reupholster myself. But I think we are just going to have it done. I am on the hunt for the perfect fabric.
This picture is taken with me sitting on the back of the gold chair under the lampshades. The beige wall I haven’t painted yet because it goes all the way up the stairs and the ceiling is high up there. I am now contemplating making that a wood wall like the picture wall. I would probably have someone else do it though. And then you can see into the dining room from here too. Our floor plan is basically a traditional foursquare.
My favorite seat in the house. I found this seatee for $60 at an estate sale about 7 years ago and it has held up beautifully. That wall above the sofa still need something, I am not really feeling the picture we had up there before the paint.
The sofa is getting slipcovered in charcoal gray, I found the sofa on craigslist and purchased it knowing it would be slipcovered. I have the fabric swatch that I think is perfect, I just need to launder it to see how it holds up. I am also going to slipcover the mini wingback chair my mom found for Luke. So yeah it’s not perfect, and I don’t think we have bought anything new in here. But Sarah from Handbags*N*Pigtails encouraged me to share it now, before I felt it was “finished”. :)
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