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Thursday, August 26, 2010

Iced coffee and paint in the living room

First off, I want to let you all know that my sister and I will be having a giveaway here at Beautiful Nest, beginning tomorrow! So make sure to stop on by again to check it out! :)

SO... the kitchen is taking forever~ literally, forever!~ to finish. I am close, very close, to the finish line for this phase of our kitchen redo. Originally, the kitchen island and the *super-secret project I am working on were part of the next phase. But I decided to finish those this summer, too!

But for the second time in the past 15 months, I am taking a little breather from the kitchen and working again in our living room...

I love some of these colors...

I have been wanting to paint the room the same creamy white we have in the kitchen and dining room, called simply white by Benjamin Moore. I LOVE this color!

Simply white is the color to the very far right on the top paint swatch. Do you see the color just to the left of it? That is moonlight white, and I am loving this color, too! In fact, I ended up really having trouble deciding which of these was best, but still opted for simply white!

This past spring, I did a board and batten project in our living room, and painted the top half of the walls a pale yellow. BUT the room was not coming together the way I'd envisioned, and was going in a more modern direction that didn't work with the rest of the house. My house had a serious case of multiple personality disorder.

The yellow just wasn't working.

It didn't work well with the taupe accent color I wanted to add to the room.

It had to go.

Hence, the iced coffee and paint! ;)

And I'm looking at some inspiration:

(Pictures from Better Homes and Gardens and Country Living.)

None of these pictures are exactly what I am planning, but there is a general element in them that I love~ restful, calming neutrals.

So this is what I have been working on these past several days! I hope you are having a wonderful week, and thank you so much for stopping by! :)



* super secret project~ Hint: It has something to do with the long stretch of wall above our kitchen island! Stay tuned on this one!


Unknown said...

Can't wait to see the super secret project and your paint job! I'm searching for the perfect warm grayish white with no luck. 3 sample pots later and they all look too cool and bluish on my walls. I usually rush into a paint color so I'm taking my time on this one. My walls are currently Pottery Barn Yellow, too.


Anonymous said...

I can't wait to see how everything turns out!

Amy S. said...

Now that I've been over to your house and have seen the difference in paint color, I love the white. I want to know about your super secret project! I'm trying to remember if you told me about it before...

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