Last week I bit off almost more than I could chew when I decided to paint the family room, kitchen, AND hallway all in one shebang.
I decided my primary color would be Bedford Gray by Martha Stewart Living & my accent color would be Slate by Restoration Hardware.
I left you on the edges of your seats last Thursday when I showed you the room only half finished.
Well, I’m finally back to show you the remainder of the huge project I foolishly thought I could finish in only two days.
I painted into the wee hours of the night to finish this job and get my house back in livable condition. Here’s the fireplace wall (still wet!) with the new accent color – Slate.
The next morning I snapped a few pictures while the house was still torn apart.
The difference in color between the main color and the accent color ended up not being quite as dramatic as I assumed it would be, but I still love it.
Once I had my living room and kitchen put back together I took a few more pictures. I don’t like how dark this picture turned out (lighting-wise, not paint-wise) but it’s hard to get a well light picture from this angle because of the windows.
The family room looking into the kitchen. You can see part of my yellow entry way on the right, so this picture has all three colors in it – the light gray, dark gray, and yellow.
Looking through the arch from the kitchen sink into the family room. One of my favorite things in the kitchen is my sign above the arch that says “There will be a $5.00 charge for whining”.
And here’s my counter and cabinets above the stove top. Do you like how I tried to camouflage my crap pile by putting my button on top of it?
Obviously the room is still a huge work-in-progress, so don’t squint and look too closely at all my furniture and “decor”.
Here’s another of almost the same angle. I couldn’t choose which I liked better, so I’m posting both images.
From my living room to my entry way. My piano room is to the right on the other side of the stairs. Also, there’s been some interest in the paint color in my stairwell… I’ve only painted white below the rail. Above the rail is basic builder beige that came with the house. That wall will eventually end up yellow.
And now, because everyone goes ga-ga over Before and After pictures…
To say that I love this color so much more than the previous one is an understatement. Believe it or not, this room is actually starting to come together, one baby step at a time.
Thanks for following me on my journey to make this house a home! I hope you are enjoying all my posts.