As I stare at the blank walls around me (smattered with various paint swatches in completely random places), in preparation for the weekend-long painting extravaganza ahead of me, I can't help but daydream about all the other rooms in this house that need some color and pizazz. The previous homeowners must have either been extremely non-committal, or they really, really liked beige, (I'm betting on the latter) because every room in this house is utterly, boringly, beige.
(That is, except for Owen's room, which received a fun makeover before he ever stepped foot in it!)
Anywho...the color we decided on for the kitchen/living room/hallway (our main living areas) is called "Castle Path" and it is what I consider (and hope will be!) a "safe" color. (It is the kinda gray-ish one on the left, right above the light switch in the picture above.) We are working in a large area of the house that everyone who comes into our home will see, so I'd rather not go too bold (although it MUST be bolder than beige!) I figure we can always accessorize with other things (like our dark wood floors, dark granite counters, and dark leather furniture - hardly "accessories," but it's what we're working with here, people.)
There are three little rooms off of the main living area - a front entryway, a small bathroom, and the laundry room - that are not being painted this weekend. I am excited, however, because I think I can do something really fun in those three areas. I've been looking at other blogs for all kinds of decorating ideas and am in love with this.
Fun, right? I found this stencil here.
Stenciling a whole room will probably be more work than the hubs will approve of, but I think I can probably handle it on my own. I am thinking of doing this (or something like it) in the front entryway, which is a pretty small space. We'll see how it goes.
Maybe I outta get this weekend's project out of the way first. Pictures to come...