I finished painting the living room and dining room on Sunday night, but two of the kids were battling stomach flu at that point and I just didn’t have it in me to blog. Everyone seems better now and I’m loving the color change.
I started out painting the living room Celery Ice, but realized the next morning that the color was ALL wrong. Our house faces north, so the light is always weird and indirect, and the celery color looked far too thin and cold especially next to my valances. I sighed deeply and went to get more paint. The second color I tried, Fennel Splash, is much better. I began to wonder if I was suffering some sort of vitamin deficiency to cause me to pick colors with vegetable names. Hm.
Sorry for the disheveled look of the living room, the kids had just been playing in there and stuff was askew. But you can see how much better it looks than it did before.
The color is subtle: in some lights it looks tan, in some it looks more green, but it is fairly neutral while still helping the white mantel and woodwork pop more. I think the whole downstairs looks more “done” now and I am pleased.
Have you tackled any home improvement projects this spring?