In the next month I’m going to try and get some painting out of the way. There have been a lot of paint projects that have been sitting since we moved in. Some rooms I couldn’t settle on a color, and some rooms I just got put on the back burner for other projects.
We are planning a trip to Ikea next weekend to get a few things on our shopping list. After that I’ll be able to finalize the paint colors for our living room and guest room. I have a loose plan, some things will depend on how our Ikea trip goes. But here is what we are thinking…
For the living room, the plan is to warm the room up with Whetstone Gray from the Martha Stewart Living paint collection. I always planned on keeping the room white, but with such an expansive ceiling and white trim, I think it could use some depth. I might select a slightly lighter shade if the new sofa fabric is too close to this value.
I am still planning to accent the living room with mints and peachy pink. With the piano in the room, there is SO much wood. We need to bring some color and texture to the space. I had planned on picking up this print from the Evolution Shop, but it seems to have sold out (just my luck). I’m searching for an alternative plan if I can’t track down the Dog Rose print.
You may remember my Guest Room in a Day post last year. In a pinch I threw together a halfway decent guest room. Yet again, my parents are coming to visit this winter and I want to make the room a little cozier and more our style. The plan is to paint the walls this warm shade of Pink Granite from the Martha Stewart Living paint collection. I would love to do a high chair rail, but I’m sure sure I will have time.
I’m going to let the walls and the colorful quilt be the color in the room. I’m planning to blow up one of my black and white prints (EXTRA large!) to go over the bed. The side table and lamp will undergo a coat of paint in some more neutral shades (perhaps black on the cart?). We may be switching the beds around in the house depending on what we find at Ikea next week. We’ll also be adding some clothing storage and a mirror as well to make the room more convenient.
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