I’ve been working hard painting. Sorta like peeing on the house, ya know? (Sorry for that analogy.) I have an intense need to make it mine. I painted my bedroom, then painted half of the downstairs–the living room and the dining room. I’m probably going to take a break from painting now and go back to unpacking and sorting things out, then I’ll go back to painting. I have a lot of painting to do as I intend to paint the entire house.
For now, here is the new living room with the accent wall at the fireplace finished.
And yes, all the cords will be hidden when I complete the open floor-to-ceiling shelving project.
I’m taking the “sandbar” neutral throughout the house, but the dining room is set off by molding and seemed to call out for its own color. I didn’t want to go too different there as I didn’t want it to compete with the fireplace accent wall, so I used a color two shades down on the same color card as the “sandbar” so that it would be complementary. Here is the finished dining room paint job:
I really like how that came out. It’s similar enough that it doesn’t compete or conflict, but different enough to lend a certain presence of its own to the dining room and ground it as its own space. (And to the right, behind the china cabinet, that is still the old yellow paint. I haven’t gotten to that wall yet.)
The transformation is dramatic. The space has gone from too bright to warm, cozy, inviting, and earthy.
There is much more to do in these rooms as I have barely started decorating. It will take some time for me to live with the rooms and figure out what I want to do with the walls and to complete projects like the shelving and the vintage window wall art, etc. But, that is part of the fun. If everything was done all at once, what would I have to think about? Paint is the foundation. Now I will enjoy slowly completing the spaces to suit myself.
….I’m enjoying myself here at Sassafras House!