Hey guys! I’ve been elbow-deep in paint the last few days, but I’m taking a break to give you a little progress update.
My room started off like THIS: (Minus the Halloween decor obviously.)
In October I created a little mock-up of what I’m hoping the room will look like when I’m done with it.
I’ve changed my mind on a few things since then, but I’m still hoping for the gray walls and all the moulding and boxes. I scooted our couch back to make the room feel bigger, so I no longer have room for a sofa table behind the couch, and I’ve got a new vision for our entertainment center. Also, I’ve decided to make the fireplace wall an accent wall and paint it a darker color.
As I showed you a few days ago, I finally selected these colors for my family room:
The Slate is the accent color and the Bedford Gray is my main color. So, how is the room looking?
I’ve got most of the Bedford Gray finished and am preparing to get the Slate on the walls.
You would not believe how MESSY my house gets when I stop cleaning for a few days to work on a project. I swear my kids are walking mini-tornadoes.
I left the above adobe walls unfinished because I’m painting them my darker Slate as well.
Again, can you say disaster zone? Just keepin’ it real here, folks. Nothin’ to see… move along…
Oh, also, do you see the stairs? Last week I painted some high gloss white (same that I used in my piano room) below the hand rail. Eventually I’m going to add box moulding to that as well.
Do you see all those CORDS??!?!
Cords drive.me.batty. Seriously, makes me want to rip them all out of the wall and throw them away. BUT, in my husbands defense, I told him it was okay to just throw them all back there because it’s only temporary. We are going to mount the TV on the wall soon and the cords will be
shoved nicely tucked inside the wall. Hopefully we can tackle the TV mounting project soon as well.
Overall I’m pleased so far with the Bedford Gray. It went on smooth as butter. I only had to paint ONE COAT of paint on the walls, which was great considering I’m painting the family room, entire kitchen, and the hall by the laundry room. It took me a full day just to cut-out all the edges, but once I was finally done with that tedious task the paint rolled on in less than an hour.
I’ve gone back and forth with the color. In some light, it’s the perfect shade of gray. In other light it seems a tad to blue to me. But I think once I get rid of all the tan and adobe on the walls it will stay looking more gray. I think the original wall color still showing is throwing the gray color off a little.
Also, I’m not sure if you noticed or not, but I didn’t cut out around the windows.
I’m going to add moulding around all the windows, so the moulding is going to cover up the edge. For now the edges are raw and ugly, but hopefully I’ll be able to get the moulding up soon.
Here’s my current state:
And here’s a loose mock-up of my final idea:
So there you have it, part one of my family room painting job. Hopefully I’ll be able to finish this soon so my house isn’t swallowed in filth before I have time to clean it again!