So I painted.
I painted our living room navy blue... and I love it! There was a little hesitation after the first coat, due to lack of day light, but once the sun was shining, I was thrilled with the new deep tone of this room. As soon as I can remember the name of this paint color I'll fill you all in. I know it's a Benjamin Moore, but it's also a left-over from Matt's "big boy room".
Take a look at the before. Again, still pretty, but I was ready for change. Looking back, the artwork is too small, the pillows don't have quite the contrast that I enjoy, and something about the lamp just isn't right. But this room did make me happy for 5 years, and that's all that matters!
I've got more plans, and lots to work on! Of course that beautiful navy wall can't stay bare for long. I'm already building a couple of picture ledges, and I just completed some quick DIY artwork for cheap! We also have a recessed light fixture over the corner of the sectional. The light it gives off is very minimal, and the look of it is very... well, 60's. I would love to bring the light down and make it brighter over there.
Here's why I love Photoshop:
This fabulous program allows me to put my thoughts on the screen before making them final. I'm going for a mixture of family photos, artwork, and some of my photography (which I enjoy strictly as a hobby!) and a homemade sign or two.
I can't wait to wrap it up! Stay tuned....
Linking Up To:
The Happy Housie: Work it Wednesday
Liz Marie Blog - Inspire Me Please - Linky Party #36
I Heart Nap Time - Link Party Palooze#14