If you'll remember my last home improvement post, we had just stripped all the wallpaper off the dining room walls, and we needed to get the paint. Here's what the room looked like before we started:
|Photo courtesy of my wonderful husband |
who actually took some Before pictures
The light color is also on the ceiling in both the dining room and living room and on the walls of the living room. The green goes around the corner from the dining room into the library area off the living room, though the lighting in this pic makes it look a bit lighter.
We* also covered the blue in the hallway leading from the front door to the breakfast area. There's really no light in this hallway, so having light colored walls really helps to lighten things up. I find that I have no pictures, but you can just catch a glimpse of the entryway here. It wasn't blue, but the color was dark enough that it really needed some lightening up, too. (*I use the term 'we' loosely because Jeffrey is the one who did all the painting. I usually try to stay as far away from fresh paint and other such things as possible. Thankfully the fumes weren't too bad this time - they must have improved the paint since we had our house painted in Wisconsin - but I still didn't want to spend too much time in close proximity.)
And then we covered the blue in the kitchen and breakfast area with a lighter shade of green:
And... that's not all the progress we've made, but that's all I have time for right now. Stay tuned for some really amazing changes. I keep walking into the room saying, "Look what we did!"