|OC-16 Cedar Key by Benjamin Moore|
The other three walls were the old olive, no, pea soup green. Now, I have nothing against pea soup green but this particular shade was making our house feel like a cave. We're talking DARK people!!! I actually like the opposite of dark in my home. I'm a bring on the bright sun, open the curtains and turn on the lights kind of gal. So, fast forward to last weekend and you can understand my surprise when Mr. D suggested that we paint the living room ALL Cedar Key. I did a little happy dance inside and ran for my paintbrush. Well, its done and it looks wonderful. It's bright, cheery and makes our chocolate sofas pop. It makes things that much more exciting to update because the "envelope" of the room provides a great foundation. The carpet is another story. We won't go there.
The picture on the left is very similar to the two chocolate coloured sofas we have in our space...minus the very interesting throw pillows.
Part of the reason why things have been dragging a little is that I've been very indecisive picking fabrics for throw pillows and the ottoman. I'm not really sure why choosing fabrics has been a sticking point for me because fabric is a realm that I'm really comfortable with. I think it's because there are so many great fabrics and patterns out there now that its so difficult to narrow down the choices. I think I've narrowed it down to the fabrics I really love...for now anyway. Here's what I'm looking at.
1. white curtains - Ikea
2. zigzag pillow - source unknown
3. wide stripe pillow - Potterybarn
4. damask fabric - fabric.com
I'm still wavering about colour but I've always loved the crispness of light silvery blue with white. I'm also really into wide stripes because I think they add an element of fun. I'm not sure I'm going to find the exact fabric I want to I will probably have to piece things together to make the stripes I want. I'm still debating the fabric choice for the ottoman because little D plays there ALL the time. Right now, the pleather is extremely easy to clean so I need to keep that in mind. There are so many more elements but I have to pace myself. I get so tired these days so my new "mantra" is one thing at a time. Right now I'm shifting my focus to getting the painting and finishing done. After that, we're back in business in the living room and those pesky curtain rods will be the first to go up!
Until then, happy painting or fabric picking or whatever projects you are working on. Oh, and I'd love to hear about them so drop me a line and tell me ALL about them.