You better put your sunglasses on people, because here are my first real shots of my freshly painted living room. And it is white, bright shining white. And I love it!!
I finished the works today. Put the mess away and the house back in order and than I started playing right away.
I couldn’t wait to dress up my ‘mantel’ now that it was so fresh and beautiful.
I had to bring back my mirror. I loved it in this spot before, but it clashed with the yellow paint on the woodwork. Now those different tones of white are a match made in heaven.
For contrast and to add a natural element I cut some of the flowers of the bamboo in our garden. I sprayed them with hairspray so hopefully they won’t shed their seeds too badly.
Look at those French doors people. So white, so clean, it truly is a remarkable difference. I am not going to ruin the esthetic of this post by showing you the ugly before pictures. But if you want to relive the yellow you can go tolast week’s post and compare it yourself.
It really was a big job to tackle. I painted 6 doors, 9 windows and my kitchen pantry with three coats of paint in 6 days. And if My Love hadn’t stepped in and done most of the prep work I wouldn’t have been able to finish it in time.
But I am so glad I did it. Undoubtedly the white will tone down a bit with time but that is ok, it is very bright now anyway.
I had fun making this little vignette and capturing that white window frame in the white mirror. And you can even see my much hated radiator knob popping out in this pic. I painted that white too, and now it is much less obtrusive.
Of course the other side of the room has improved immensely too. Just as in our bedroom I hate our very functional but ugly plastic windows a lot less now. Now that they are no longer in contrast with the woodwork they blend in and are much less noticeable.
And look at this see through to the hallway. That hallway is a pretty dark place but the white has really brought the light in. The difference is very clear.
What is also very clear now, is how truly yellow our woodwork had become. When removing hardware and light fixtures from the wood it revealed some of the original color. I still didn’t like it anymore but it wasn’t hardly as bad as the yellow we had going now. 8 years of time and light really had done a trick on that coat of paint and deepened the color to this bright yellow you can still see on our stairway banister.
Of course seeing that next to my lovely white has made me super-duper motivated to attack that staircase next….
Oh, how I love how those colors pop against the white…..
So now back to you. How about it? Did you finish any projects? Did you Get Things Done! Have you followed my example and attacked the dreaded to-do list?
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