With our little forray into DIY/ home improvement in the kitchen, came a few other projects around the house. One of which that has made a gigantic difference was painting our living room. It’s been the same color since we moved into our house and painted (Valspar’s Cafe AuLait Ole). I was totally over it.
Don’t be jealous of our AWESOME early 90s gold and crystal ceiling fan. I know it’s so hard, but try to hold back the envy, just for a minute.
Could it have been any more brown and blah? We used to have a red couch down here but got new furniture a couple years ago, then I switched our curtains for dropcloth panels to make it more neutral, and I think it went a little past neutral and right on into snooze-ville.
Did you spot tiny adorable one year-old Knox? Don’t you want a close-up?
OH MY GOSH. This kills me.
One more because I can’t help it. Bah!! He’s so stinking cute playing in the recycling!
Anyway, back to the matter-at-hand. We carried the same blue from the kitchen (Valspar’s Glass Tile) into the living room to make it feel like one big, cohesive space, which really opened up the downstairs and helped it to feel not so chopped up. I absolutely love it!
Oh, and we replaced the hideous ceiling fan with a new, modern one that is so much nicer!
This is where the living room and kitchen, now seamlessly, meet…
Of course, curtain-a-holic that I am, I had to change those and picked out these awesome “Farrah” panels from Target in “rust.” I special ordered the extra long ones about six months ago…. and they discontinued them. Glorious. Don’t you love when that happens? So, being that I was already obsessed with this color and pattern and could not forget about them, I ended up buying the 84″ and still have to let the hems out and re-hem them (thank goodness for a very generous seam allowance!), but just ignore the fact that they’re currently hanging two inches above the baseboard, mmkay? Thanks.
I am mildly obsessed with the whole blue/orange color combo (hence Brody and Knox’s rooms) and figured, what the heck, my whole house might as well match, right? I think it’s so much fun to pair complementary colors that don’t exactly “match” but they “go” (in the words of Stacy and Clinton from “What Not to Wear”). The dining room will eventually get painted the same rusty color to carry the theme throughout the whole first floor.
What do y’all think? Doesn’t it make you tired just thinking about painting?? I loathe painting, but I love the results when it’s all finished! Have you done any seemingly endless home improvement projects lately?
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