My room is officially painted!
I’m so glad I pushed myself and got it finished as quickly as possible. I’m totally loving the results, too! Let’s take a quick look at the before.
As I noted in my design plan, the main wall color is Shoji White from Sherwin Williams and the fireplace wall color is Slate Teal from Benjamin Moore. In case I neglected to mention it previously, the trim is Extra White from Sherwin Williams. It’s their ProClassic trim paint in semi-glass. All the trim in my house is the same.
I’m also not sure if I told you, but after painting so much of this house, I’ve come to learn that it looks best with a neutral wall color. I love color, and I think having this neutral base really allows me to play around with things. Other than my yellow dining room, color on the walls just doesn’t seem to work.
Though, I will admit, I’m loving the pop of teal on the fireplace. I couldn’t be more pleased with it!
Doesn’t the chandelier look perfect in the space!? I got the dimmer switch installed last night. It’s pure magic!
Even though I’ve finished with the painting, my to-do list for this space is still pretty long.
Oh, and I know what you’re thinking: “Cute chevron lamp, Michael!” It was a birthday present from my mom (found by my sister-in-law). I just love it! She found it at HomeGoods.
Next, I’m going to tackle the shelving to the left of the fireplace. I’m currently saving for a large flat screen tv that will go on the wall above the fireplace. Since this is an older house, I’m not exactly sure how I’m going to run the cable and electricity. Maybe the shelves will help hide some of the wires.
I also need to replace the tile on the fireplace. You can’t tell from theses pictures, but it’s in terrible shape, especially the tile on the floor in front of the fireplace. I have no experience with tiling, so this project has me a little nervous.
My plan is to get this fireplace, and the one directly below it in my gift shoppe, functioning again. When I bought this house, both fireplaces were closed up. Since, such a project involves fire and natural gas, I will be bringing in the professionals at some point. I’m not in a huge rush, but I’d like to squeeze it into my budget this winter if possible.
Because of the placement of the windows, I cannot do drapes, so I’m thinking about a DIY Roman shade made with some cool fabric.
Also, after hunting for the right couch / sectional / loveseat for weeks, I finally pulled the trigger and ordered the cutest loveseat from Overstock.com last night. I’m actually pretty nervous about the fact that I just ordered a couch off the Internet. I’m keeping my fingers crossed. The bed will be leaving the space within the next couple weeks.
At this point, depending on how the loveseat looks, the tree painting from my design board will go above it.
It’s beautiful, right? I’m hoping to pull a lot of color inspiration from this piece to give my room some life and pizazz! Oh, and the yellow sequined chevron pillow is from T.J. Maxx. I picked it up when I was in New York City.
Check out the detail on this painting. It was actually done by hand. The chunks of paint give it so much texture and dimension. Love that!
And, since all of my other posts about this room have been “kittybombed,” this one should be no exception.
This is Jax. He’s my little scaredy-cat. Today he was distracted by the neighbor’s dog so the sound of my camera’s shutter did not send him flying out of the room.
Surprisingly, for being such a nervous wreck, he’s my cuddler. He loves being warm, so he will sit on my lap for hours if I let him.Of course, I don’t dare sneeze or breathe deeply. That would immediately send him into panic mode.
I also decided to snap a little picture of myself. I got my hair cut today, so I figured why not. Yes, it’s goodbye shorts and flip flops and hello jeans and hoodies. Which, I’m surprisingly okay with.
Hope you all are having a lovely day! I’d love to know what you think of my room’s progress.