Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Here We Go Again...

I'm about to go on another obsessive-compulsive tear regarding the house. Those of you have been following my blog know all about the garden retaining wall (summer of '05), and the pavestone walkway (summer of '06). I don't believe I blogged about the garage. It's too small for a car and anything else, so we officially made it a workshop. I painted the walls (white), painted the floors (gray), purchased and assembled a large cabinet, a small cabinet, a workstation with hutch, added a small 7 cubit foot freezer and an A/C window unit.

Now I'm moving on to the living room. It's currently painted a shade of taupe with one red accent wall (the wall that houses the corner fireplace). It looks very nice in my opinion, as well as that of the two realtors we met with when we thought we might want to sell our house and buy another (I think we've gotten over that idea).

Anyway, a few weeks ago we decided to splurge on a new sofa. We found one we liked, but I knew instantly that it wouldn't go with our living room color scheme. The sofa won't arrive for a couple of weeks so I borrowed the fabric swatches from the furniture store on Saturday and went shopping. I ordered an area rug, and selected my new paint shades.

The cranberry red accent wall will be painted...a different shade of red. The taupe walls will be painted...a different shade of beige (the new beige has a slight greenish cast). I hope to start painting on Thursday. I also hope to finish painting on Thursday. Wish me luck!

6 comments:

The Flip Flop Mamma! said...

Wow. you go with your OCD self. Don't forget to post pics when you're all done! OH, you should probably post BEFORE and AFTER. heehee. I'm serious though.

Elle*Bee said...

I don't think the before and after pix would be too dramatic since the colors aren't drastically changing, but maybe I will snap a couple of shots. The furniture will make the biggest difference. My house is so tiny there's really only so much I can do with it, but I'm always looking for things to change.

Lala's world said...

wow you are a busy girl...when you are done that do you want to come paint my house??? I cannot believe the color they painted the walls and ceilings! kind of mix of seafoam and mint green....ya SO 80's for a house that was built 11 years ago it is weird!! anywoo I think I am going to hire someone cuz they REALLY liked it and it is everywhere!!!
oh and good luck! and have fun!

Elle*Bee said...

We bought our house new 5 yrs ago. It's a cozy little starter house (read: shoebox). It started off what I call 'Builder's Beige'. and no room is the same shade that it originally was. I'll have to blog about the morphing wall colors sometime. :-)

Farm Girl said...

Good luck, did you finish?

Elle*Bee said...

Yes, Les, I finished on Thursday. I did have to do a little touch up on the red accent wall yesterday since I bought a new canvas print to hang there and it took me several tries to get it right (too high, too low, too far to one side). Then I had the glass and brass candle holders to hang on either side - until I broke one. All told, I probably had close to a dozen nail holes to spackle and paint. Oy vey! The new rugs arrived, just waiting on the sofa.