Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Living Room Facelift -- The After Photos

I just launched a huge project at work, so I took some mental health days to celebrate. I busted open the blinds and windows to let all in of the incredible sunshine and warm breezes that Chicago has been enjoying** and caught up on some projects around the house. I know that doesn't sound like much mental health, but all of that sunshine, knocking off the "To Do's," and not being at my desk made me feel like a million bucks, even if I couldn't walk when I was finished.

My first project was the living room wall that I wrote about a few weeks ago.

I *love* the results and we've been getting great feedback from family and friends that have seen it. I can't wait to order our new lamps.

I liked the color so much, that I used it on the breakfast bar.

I got kind of paint-happy and picked up a second gallon of this paint for the dining room wall. Andy nixed it for fear of being too brown and convinced me to stick with the wallpaper plan. I think that we're doing it next month. Hooray!

**I am so torn between celebrating this extended summer and desperately praying for a damn frost to kill all of this pollen that has been knocking me on my a*s since September; however, I am fully aware that it could technically be snowing by now and I don't want to push my luck.


Linda said...

Love the living room. The color is beautiful!

Terese said...

i wake up every morning, shake my fist at the sky and mutter, "frost already, would ya?" allergies suck. you living room, however, doesn't. love the color and love the counter stools!