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Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Family Room Redo

It all started with these famous words: Honeeeeeeeeeeey, I have an idea. Get the picture here? As I've said before I have hated this color on my walls since we moved in. Hubs says then why did you select this color and I reply because I was in a hurry and clueless (this will calm them down, puff up their chests and get the testosterone flowing when you freely admit you are "clueless"!). So now we've been going through the process of re-painting the rooms inside the house pink. A soft pink but very definitely pink. It's Home Depot's Behr paint called Cupid's Arrow. And I feel like I like in a cake box with white frosting or even a confectionery store because of the pink walls and white woodwork. I love it.

But anyway, we have the family room, master bedroom, laundry, master bath, hubs' office (which is actually one of the 4 bedrooms) and our walk-in closet. I took off the die cut wallpaper border in the laundry the other day so the painter could paint. I have 2 more rolls to go back up when he finished in there. He got the family room done in one afternoon. It looks great and wonderful! Here is a picture of what it looked like in our living room and dining room with all the "stuff" from family room spread about the house.

Here are pictures of the room just before and after we pushed the furniture back against the walls. I think I'll take my time re-hanging the pictures and stuff for the walls though. I was in such a hurry when we moved in and the few times I've changed things due to the new faux mantel focal point that I wasn't really happy with it.

How many times have I told you chicks that I "shop" in my own house many times? Hmmmm??? I have so much stuff that I don't "see" it sometimes. Well, I "rediscovered" a little vase with tulips IN it and ON it so I thought it would look much better than the OXO utensil holder in a romantic shabby rose cottage so I transferred the taller things to it. It's a bit tall but I'll make do until I find just the perfect utensil holder vase somewhere. This will necessitate a shopping trip I'm sure. :-) So here is the before and after for now. Looks like I'm going to need 2 utensil holders I think.