Last week, Jim was out of town on business, so I had the whole house to myself. Do you know what I decided to do while he was away?
I repainted the living room!
Yep! I did the whole thing all by myself.
I didn't even let on to Jim that I was thinking about doing it when he was gone. I didn't mention it for a couple reasons... One, I wanted to surprise him and have it all done when he got home. And, two, I was afraid he'd tell me to wait until he got home, which would mean waiting months, because he's extremely busy right now between his new job and school.
I think I've told you that since we got our new green sofa last April, that I've been unhappy with the wall color in our living room. The old color looked great with the black leather and mahogany furniture, but not so great with the green sofa. It just had too much of a pink undertone, which wasn't as evident before the new sofa was put in the room.
So, do you want to see some before and afters? I know you do. We bloggers LOVE before and afters!!!
|A long time ago... This is a really old before picture.|
Look at how dark everything is... Dark sofa, dark side chair, dark recliner, dark art, dark paint...even the lamp shades were black! Everything was just dark. I think that's what happens when you move from an apartment that you can't paint. You choose dark colors to make up for not being allowed to do so before. The dark furniture was a matter of combining households. Jim's black leather sofa was already there, so my sofa was given to my parents.
In defense of all the dark, it was very cozy and Jim loved the dark walls when watching tv.
|After the new sofa... See how pink the wall looks?|
|After painting the walls|
|Another view of living room|
|How it looks with the other colors in the house|
|See how much better the colors coordinate?|
Now don't get me wrong. I still love the color pink, it just doesn't work very well very often as an undertone in other colors.
|Close up of how the sofa looks with the wall color.|
|With the armoire.|
|With the tv..|
So let's take one last look...