Our whole house could use a fresh coat of paint. Is it any wonder, after years of kids
^I'm also thinking of adding white board and batten 3/4 up the wall (and around the backsplash) and painting the dresser and mirror frame black. That little lamp needs a white drum shade too. And the table could use a dark stained top and black legs. Just yesterday one of the chairs was accidentally sacrificed while trying to reach a big spider way up high. Crash...ouch...a leg completely split...and thankfully just a bruised ego. Good thing there are only 5 of us.
I think Benjamin Moore's "White Dove" would be the perfect trim and cabinet color for our house (see next pic).
And I have one upper kitchen cabinet that would be super cute with the doors removed and interior painted Benjamin Moore's "Bird's Egg"
I've also been reclaiming the flat surfaces in our living room. Once the girls were mobile and a few favorite things were broken, I gave up. I took everything down. So far it's been going well and I'm not looking back. We also moved a large leather chair to the playroom and it really opened up the space. But now the stained carpet looks even worse. Don't worry, there won't be any close ups of that. ;)
Very fall/winter, no? That little cabinet will be going black too. How funny that I used to look at wood furniture and think everything should be painted white. Now I think it should all be black.
^Said artwork on the walls...their pencil period.
Their marker and crayon period is thankfully behind the love-seat. Oh, and that white bunny bit the dust not even one hour after taking this photo. Grrr...Sam pulled the whole quilt off and everything came crashing down.
And here is the red armoir that we matched the kitchen paint to. This was the first piece of furniture we bought for our house 12 years ago. I still love it and it will be a great accent for the yellow and aqua I have my heart set on.
I know Ikea used to sell some gorgeous floor lamps that had a chunky/spindle base and large white drum shades. I can't find them on their site, so i'm really hoping they will be at the store. Otherwise I'll just have to keep drooling on them at my favorite local coffee house.
I'm seriously toying with the idea of replacing all the curtains in the living and dining room with these from Ikea. Am I a little crazy? Maybe that's too much boldness to commit too.
But I was also wanting to move the large framed Williamsburg print to over the piano downstairs and then replace my log cabin quilt with the Pop Garden one that's almost done. So I think this could work.
Hmm...a little paint, new lampshades and some curtains won't break the budget. I think.
Does the coming of spring make you want to redecorate too?
(professional photos from House Beautiful)
Next up is ric rac tutorial #2!