It's not too dark, not too light,
just right, as Goldilocks would say!
Now the gold paint doesn't overwhelm the room with color,
but the taupe lets the rest of the color and pattern balance out.
Nothing is overpowering now...
I even like the goldy-brassy accents.
They highlight the room without clashing.
I changed up my llittle gallery areas, using some "new" old prints.
The pics aren't very good,
I should have been using my tripod.
It's still hard to take good photos in here.
Now my attempt to shake up the space with a sunburst mirror
does what I wanted it to do...look a little modern and stylish.
This area really is my favorite now with the old stacked suitcases
and the little French painted table with hat boxes.
I bought this table about 4 years ago from a good friend
that I shared a space with.
The painted scene has chipped and faded
but if you look closely it still has lots of frenchy charm.
I'll get better photos of this someday
when I can move it to another place with better lighting.
There's a little balcony off the french door here.
I made the tapestry pillow last Fall and still have a lot of the fabric left. I need one more for my Dining Room church pew. I bought the vanity wicker bench from Pier 1 years ago and painted it out in Expresso. A faux mink throw is the seat cushion.
So just in case you didn't see the before photos here are a couple.
Ohmygosh, get your sunglasses on!
I'm thinking about some kind of valance for the blinds, but I want to make sure it's not so dated as what I had before, something more organic, like a heavy off white linen, maybe in a faux Roman Shade. I'm looking...
I think the best thing to come out of this, besides it's so much lighter and brighter is that I really do love my wood furniture now. Before it was all too dark and dreary in there. Now the furniture has some contrast to the walls not being overpowered by them.
(Paint is Stone Hearth at 125% by Benjamin Moore)
Actually the paint is just a bit darker than it reads in these photos.
I had to lighten them up in my photo editor.
I'll be linking up with these fun parties this week:
Picture Perfect Room Reveal at Funky Junk
Table Top Tuesday at A Stroll thru Life
Nifty Thrifty Tuesday at Coastal Charm
Tuesdays Treasures at My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia
Primp Your Stuff at Primp
What's it Wednesday at Ivy and Elephants
Wow Us Wednesday at Savvy Southern Style
Cowgirl Up at Cedar Hill Ranch
Share the Love Wednesday at Very Merry Vintage Style
Open House Party at No Minimalist Here
Thriftin' on a Thursday at Savvy City Farmer
Show and Tell Friday at My Romantic Home
Met Monday at Between Naps on the Porch
Simple and Sweet at Rooted in Thyme
Soooo glad this painting is done!
Also remember the Monday Marketplace runs all week
so it's not too late to link up and feature
your Etsy and Online Boutique items.
Hope you'll come by to shop too!
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