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Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Give Away Winner and a New Paint Project

You'll have to look closely at these top two photos, otherwise you might just think a small tornado has blown through my living room. OK, can you see what I'm up to? I felt it coming last week, and even mentioned it in my last blogpost about my Hall Bath Makeover.




Last summer when I painted most of my furniture in the Living Room and Entry white, I noticed that the walls all of the sudden didn't "feel" right anymore. They are a cappuccino tan that I loved about 8 years ago. With the darker furniture it gave a nice backdrop. Now that the furniture is lighter my drapes and sofas have "disappeared" into the walls.


I've been seeing this coming, but once I found the Sandstone Cove color for my Hall Bath, it was inevitable!

So this is what I'm up to. I'll try to keep you posted. As you can see, as of this morning, I have just done a "test" area with one coat. But already I know I'm going to love it. The subtle gray undertone surprisingly takes down the rest of the khaki a bit. What can I say, I like to change things up, and this will lighten up the house even more.

My husband looks at me and shakes his head, but he knows that I won't change my mind so he rolls with it. I can do most of it, but he's going to have to do the peak points of the "cathedral". He seems to be OK with that, but I'll have to wait for the weekend for it all to be finished. This is where I learn to practice the concept of "pacing myself" and not wearing myself out...or driving my husband crazy...we'll see.


AND, the winner of my Follower's Give Away is 
Hey Pam, send over your address and I'll get your necklace in the mail!

Thanks to all of you sweet followers,
wish I could send each one of you a gift!
Thank you for always being there with a word of encouragement.
love you guys sooooooo much!!


group hugs,
xoxo,

26 comments:

Lou Cinda @ Tattered Hydrangeas said...

Debra, this is going to be beautiful! I love the wall color! I can't wait to see it all finished. It will be like a breath of air in time for Spring! Look how poetic I am! lol

Lou Cinda

Anne said...

I will be doing just what you are doing very soon.And I am not looking forward to it.But the results will be worth it.Can't wait to see it all completed.

she dreams big! said...

Lucky Pam! I wish I had the urge to paint too. I'll be cheering your progress!

Coastal Cottage Dreams said...

I like the new paint color! Looking forward to seeing the completed room. I will be painting a lot starting next week and looking forward to it too!

WhiteWhispers2u said...

I do see what you mean the sofa does just blend into the tan wall.It will look nice with the new color.Love your wood beams too! Happy painting, I too am in the middle of painting and can't wait till it's all done~Cheers Kim

White Ironstone Cottage said...

Oh My I am so thrilled and grateful Thank You Debra for offering such a fabulous giveaway I am thrilled!!!!
{happy dance}
xxoo
Pam

Kim said...

Absolutely gorgeous Deb. Worth all the hard work. Love it!!
xoxo,
Kim

Anita Cedar Hill Ranch said...

Oh it is gorgeous! I love the new paint, and frankly I need to do exactly the same thing to my kitchen, breakfast room, foyer and laundry room. Maybe I'll just start with the smallest one first. If you haven't already, I would love for you to link this project up at our new Cowgirl Up party, 1 party, 4 blogs. Love those beams too. Do you have a guest house? Oh, I'm just wondering, no reason that I am asking.

Jody@northernliving said...

I love the colour you picked. It is very close to the colour I have in my livingroom. I find it can go with anything. Have fun painting.

Bliss said...

I love a man who knows to roll with it!

~Bliss~

Cristina @ RemodelandolaCasa.com said...

I like the new paint color too and, I love the wooden beams!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Congrats to Pam!

You are too much, Debra! It is going to look wonderful when it is done, but yes, please pace yourself. I have pretty much decided on the color I want to go with for your sunroom, so I will have to get the hubby to spackle what needs spackling for me and then I'll get started. He will also have to do the peaks for me, too. I only go up so far on a ladder!

Kelly said...

Love the change so far! I'm a huge fan of white walls these days.

Dorthe said...

Oh Debra- you are alwayes on the run-I so admire your mood,and power to get all what you want done.
And that new colour is really fantastic-Yes your furnichures shows up much more with that background.
Good luck with getting a lot done in the week-end-
and take care, sweet.
Hugs,Dorthe

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Congrats to Pam! And thanks for the fun! I'm off to Etsy to look again! ♥

French and Sparrow said...

I too am in the middle of repainting! It started with my walk-in-pantry redo and has now spread - hallway, kitchen & laundry are next! Love the new lighter look to your room!
xox Kerry

miss flibbertigibbet said...

You're going to love it! I redid my living room before the holidays and I still walk in and think "ahhhh". It just seems "right" now.
Lorraine

Sall's Country Life said...

I know what you mean, I'm in the middle of a bedroom redo and what a mess - stuff everywhere on 2 levels of the house. But, won't it be nice when it's done? You'll love your lighter brighter color. I chuckled about the husband part (they just don't understand)

summersundays-jw said...

When you're finished, will you come paint mine? Great color!!!

Heaven's Walk said...

That is going to look fabulous in there, Debra! Great choice of color! Can hardly wait for the big reveal next week! :)

xoxo laurie

Shelia said...

Hi Debra! Oh, your walls are going to be so beautiful! You're so good!
Be a sweetie,
shelia ;)

Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

Your new wall color looks wonderful, Debra! I'm sure your hubby is happy when you are happy :-).
Hugs,
Julia

Stephanie said...

Loving the new wall color!!

Theresa said...

Congrats to Pam! Wonderful giveaway:) Have a blessed day dear Debra, HUGS!

Sue said...

You're going light and I'm going dark! My study needs some depth and I am finally getting around to it. Talk about procrastination..... I got an estimate from the painter and decided lil ol' me could do it myself, come hell or high water. LOL It is a chore more dreaded than ironing, let me tell ya! Following you on LF now, as well. :-) Sue

andrea said...

I adore a white room, too, but my front room and dining room are a soft grey ... and I painted the ceiling aqua... and I love it! There's definitely something to be said about the power of grey... it has all other colors in it, so it's always flattering. andrea@townandprairie

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