Saturday, June 2, 2012

A Sunnier point of view

The first week of summer break has flown by at a remarkable pace!

We got a lot accomplished, with much more yet to do.

I'm trying to pace myself.

Awhile ago I mentioned that I wanted to repaint the living room.  It's been a very dark brownish/grey since we moved in 6 1/2 years ago.

This week, I finally did it.

I chose Valspar's Kia Caramel as the color.

These pictures unfortunately don't do the room justice.  Every time I wanted to take a pic, the light streaming in from the windows distorted the try your best to visualize.

It's definitely BRIGHTER than I expected, and the room looks alot bigger.  I'm still getting used to it.

The pictures on the left are the before....

I also rearranged the furniture and the things on the walls.  I may do more with that.

My favorite place in the whole room, though is this...

I tried hard to not buy anything new.  I just moved things around and used them in a different way.  Like the berries on the lamp behind the couch...
and the tin Monopoly game box I got at a garage sale years ago.

I still have the desk area to rearrange and fix up before I show it.  I also have more colorful pillows to make for the couch, and a new organizer to make for the desk to hold bills, address books, etc.

But what do you think about the color?


  1. I love it. I always enjoyed my yellow dining room at the Millersburg house. Great job!

  2. It looks spectacular!! I love it!

  3. LOVE IT!! makes me want to paint our living room/kitchen lighter!


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