There has not been a whole lot going on here at the homestead. We have not been home, for one thing, which means nothing has gotten accomplished, except for laundry–hardly a blog-worthy event–but we have clean clothes.
So, I’ve been thinking… I want to paint my living and dining rooms. They are currently a pale yellow and have been that way for several years.
The current dining room was originally the living room, and the small sitting room in the background, use to be the dining room. The dining table was too big for the small room, so I swapped them out. I like it much better, although I would like to add a chandelier to the new dining room in the future. (I would also love to refinish these floors, but that is going to have to wait).
Here is a close up of the sitting room:
When it comes to wall colors, I have always played it safe with soft neutrals. Any time I have ventured outside my comfort zone, it goes horribly wrong! I think I was born without that “color wheel” gene, that comes so easily to others.
So here’s my dilemma: I want to paint the rooms a very pale shade of grey, but I think the green mats on the pictures would look out-of-place. What if I changed them out for white or cream? The magnolia prints would look something like this:
I would do the same thing for my Wampler prints. So this:
Would look something like this:
What do you think?
(Of course, before I do any of this, there is that other project I have yet to finish…)
Anne Sims said:
Very pretty – especially like the dinning room in the living room space. Makes sitting room much cozier. Nice!
Green and gray go very nicely together, I think you should paint your frames ORB
There’s an idea! I guess I should I paint the walls and go from there.
Just wanted you to know I nominated you for the versatile blogger award!
Garden Walk Garden Talk said:
I too have been out of town. I was away on business and I see you have been pretty busy. I love the change out of the mats. You should always paint your walls a color you can live with and one to coordinate with your rugs and furnishings. The mats are your cheapest things to change up. Congrats on your nomination too. You really do have a versatile blog.
Thanks, Donna. I can’t wait to paint the dining room. I’m starting to think about changing out the pictures entirely. While I love the prints, I am tired of them.
Just an FYI- You can spray paint your picture mats instead of buying new ones. Just make sure you do light coats and let them dry completely before putting them under glass. I learned that the hard way. The mats were dry to touch but not completely dry and one very large mat drew moisture to the glass. The others I let dry for several days and they look fabulous. A cheap and easy way to update.
Love your blog site.
Thanks, Monika! That’s a great idea!