Friday, January 25, 2013

Paint Job - Tah Dah

Hello Friends...I finally chose my paint colours and here are the final results:

So in the living room and dining room we decided to go with Benjamin Moore's Stonington Gray - HC-170.  I am so happy with the final result.  I originally wanted to go with Coventry Gray, but after doing a sample board, I found it was just too dark.

In the foyer and hallway going upstairs, we went with the next colour down, Wickham Gray - HC-171.  Again, so happy with the colour, it really brightens it up from what was there before.

Botanicals on the wall are from 1001 Treasures, an Etsy seller, framed in Ikea frames.

Another shot of the living room.

Now, onto some new drapery panels and some original artwork for over the fireplace mantel.

Thursday, January 10, 2013

The Year Ahead

Hello Friends...I trust the New Year is treating everyone well.  I'm not one for New Year's resolutions, but I do enjoy looking ahead and setting some goals.  After about a year and a half at our now house, I feel as though we've somewhat settled in, but there are many projects to get to around the house.  Repainting is one project, for which we are starting next week, however, I'm still undecided on my colour.  Originally I wanted to go with Benjamin Moore's Coventry Gray, but after doing a sample board, I'm concerned it's just too dark for our living room / dining room space.  So, I'm thinking, the next colour down on the chip, Stonington Gray and Wickham Gray for our hallway area.

This is the Coventry Gray.  Unfortunately I don't have a sample board of the Stonington Gray, but I think I may go with that one.  Here's a link to their sample.

Also on the project list is repainting an old fold down secretary desk and using it in our dining room, as that seems to double best as our office/homework space.  Pictures to follow on once I start that project.

On crochet front, between family and friends, there are some more babies on the way.  So, I've been working on a new's a sneak peak in gray again: