Sunday, January 3, 2010

A New Year Facelift

I have enjoyed every thing about our home since moving in other than the fact that there was no color on the inside. Everything, and I mean everything was chalky white throughout. We have added color starting with the kids bedrooms, the entry way, sun room and office over the past year but the rest of the main floor needed some loving color. Here are some before photos.I have been looking for the perfect color for the formal living room and dining room to go with the decor I have assembled. The color that came out the winner was Valspars' "Tropical Bay" from Lowe's.


This was a 2 day 2 person project that truly rang in the New Year! I also wanted to add some design to the dining area and went with the vertical stripes painted in "Brushed Pearl". The keys to making this part of the project a success were 1) a laser level capable of making vertical lines 2) Frog Tape- I highly recommend this product, there was no paint bleeding under the tape and lines came out crisp and clean. 3) Layout- Take your time and double check before you start painting. The method we used to layout the room was to measure the total length of all walls around the room. We divided this total distance by an even number that would give us a stripe width between 8 to 10 inches. In our case the stripes came out to be 8 15/16" to make all the stripes the same. If we would have made all the stripes and even 9" we would have had 1 stripe only 4 1/2" wide instead of 9". The final phase of this project will be completing the curtains but that will be a project for another day and another post. Here is how it turned out. I am so excited to have this project complete and be able to enjoy this part of our home everyday!



9 comments:

The Girl Creative said...

You have a beautiful home. :) Thanks so much for linking up!!

Cha Cha said...

I think this is just chic. You did a great job. I can't wait to see what else you do.

Lisa said...

What a great room !!
Beautiful.

Julie Carroll said...

I found you again!! I love all your ideas! THanks for sharing!

fawnda said...

The paint job in the dinning room is A-MAZING! it looks totally awesome! I love it!

Treasia Stepp said...

Loving those vertical stripes. It looks amazing.

DOEHLER DAYS said...

Beautiful job! LOVE It.

Deb Golczynski said...

OMG I googled this color, and came across your blog. THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU for posting this!! You have been a huge inspiration! :)
I do have a question for you... I see by your other pics, you are GREAT with color.... Your dining room and your formal living room flow EXACTLY like mind do. When you are showing the pic of the table, lamp and two chairs, and your dining room over to the right, it is the same set up as my house. However, in my house, behind where you were standing taking the pic, is a TV room. I don't know what color to paint that room! Should I go with the same color blue in that room too?? Any ideas would be really helpful :) I am pretty positive I will be doing that color in my formal, and dining room too. I have some pics on Rate my space if you would take a look?? Here is the link: http://www.roomzaar.com/rate-my-space/Living-Rooms/Need-help-with-paint-for-my-coastalbeach-theme-/detail.esi?oid=12757339
Thanks so much for your great inspiration :)

Deb Golczynski said...

BTW... I would love to see more pics of your other rooms! :)

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