Wednesday, April 20, 2011

my new whipped strawberry dwelling

It's been a couple of months since we did this, but we all know how good I am about timely posting (see last post). I had been wanting to paint the living room for a while, and one day I just decided it was well past time!

Here are some before shots. I had already starting tearing the place apart before I remembered to take pictures...thus the deer head on the couch.

Lots and lots of spackling! Once we had all that done, we painted the short walls a really light grey color. It actually looked white at first, but it darkened a lot over the next week, so I am happy with it! For the long walls (window wall and couch wall) I wanted something that was going to POP like crazy. I am not a pink person, but for some reason I really wanted to go with a coral color. We landed on a Valspar color called "whipped strawberry."

It was extremely bright at blindingly bright. It was like that for a couple of weeks, but it's really mellowed since. Of course when we were done we rested, and Kelsey decided to lean back against the was pretty hilarious especially since this was in the wee hours of the morning.

So here are some "after" shots before I really got to decorate. I've rearranged the shelves and mantle, and hung a few things on the wall. I don't have my charcoal couch yet, but I'm aiming to get it this summer! The room will look a billion times better with a new couch, but for now I'm satisfied with a fresh paint job :)

That's it for now! I will post some more "complete" pictures once I get my couch.


Hollie said...

I'm jealous of your ability to live in a colored space. And of your wingback! I've been looking for an affordable one in good shape on CL for awhile now.

cb said...

i love that color! yes please post more pictures i can't wait to see the room all together!!


PeaceLoveApplesauce said...

Wow-- it looks fantastic!! I love the color!

b. said...

it is looking great at the moment, i cant wait to see the complete pictures!


Diana Mieczan said...

Wow..I love the colour and the room looks fantastic! Happy Friday, sweetie