make me pretty – my own living roomMarch 3, 2010
My very first blog post was about my house – about wanting to re-paint my living room. After years of renting, and before that growing up in an all beige house, I was so excited to paint. Every room would be a different color! It would be great!
Four years later I am already tired of some of the colors. Granted, I am the girl who re-arranges the furniture every couple months. But I am now realizing I may not have picked colors I could live with. So I have been very busy working on my house. Not only the living room but the kitchen too!
I did some research before painting and discovered that people feel strongly about their shade of gray. I also learned that it is difficult to get the exact shade you want. So for the first time ever, I bought those little tester bottles of paint. Three shades of gray and thank goodness I did. I thought I wanted a pretty dark shade but it turned out I liked the light one I tested just because it was different than the other two.
So two long afternoons of Jasper having adventures with daddy, and the living room is finished. I love the color. It is light and modern feeling. And I am pretty sure I can live with it for a while.
So what I am trying to figure out now is what to do with the fireplace mantel. Should I just paint it bright white or should I be bold and paint it a color?
There is so much white tile that I think pop of color would be nice. What do you think? Please, please, please leave me comments with your opinion! Here are some images to inspire your creativity!