One of the things that we are doing to the new place is adding a little of “our” flavor by painting some of the walls. I spent pretty much all day yesterday painting, and I have to tell you – it’s hard work! I ache pretty much everywhere and have a blister on my right hand! But the finished results are really good – so it was worth it :) Since I talked about the colors some on Twitter back when I was picking them out, I thought I’d go ahead and post up a few quick pictures that I took with my phone yesterday once we were finished.
The first wall here is in the main room. I’ve got a beautiful copy of Jack Vettriano’s The Singing Butler that I’m going to put on this wall. The red in the dress is about the same color as the wall, and I think it will play very well with the wall. I was nervous about this bold choice in color at first, but I fell in love with it after just the first coat of paint (and it took three coats to even it out!).
p.s. ignore the bracket for the TV that was in the middle of installation over the fireplace!
The second wall is in what will be our “office”. Our desks and the treadmill will be in this room, and I’ve yet to decide 100% how I feel about the yellow, or what I’m going to place on the wall (if anything). It’s not bad, it’s just very – yellow. It’s been darkening as it dries, so I’m hoping when I go over today it will have darkened up a little bit more. It doesn’t have near the light of the first room, so we definitely needed a lighter color in the room, but I’ll have to see how the wall dried completely before deciding if I’m in love with it yet :)
Anyhow, that is what I was up to all day yesterday! There will be purchasing of bubble wrap and shopping for a dining table today. By the way – exactly where does one go to shop for a dining table?