I’m at it again. I just can’t stop painting. Mostly it’s because PARA Paints chose us to be part of their Blog Crew and well, it was free paint for a year! Talk about motivation for changing up the colours of your house. And change I have. This year I’ve painted the shed, the mudroom, the kitchen, the dining room, the bathroom, the bedroom and stained the decks and the fence. And so now, obviously, it’s onto the living room. (No, not obviously, I’m a freak!)
Here’s the back story to why I’m painting yet another room. When we chose the colour for our living room, we had just finished building an addition to the house.
Our contract stated that we could choose two colours for walls and one for the trim. Looking back, I should have negotiated that. Instead, I was carrying around a 5 day old baby and a pack of paint chips trying to figure out what two colours to choose. I was tired of dark since we had just tripled our living space and added lots of light, bright space. I wanted a colour to match my mood. But as Sue reminded me this year, you don’t pick colours for your house five days after you had your first baby. We chose yellow as the main colour for the house. Apparently yellow is the neutral go-to colour when you don’t know the gender of your baby or what the heck your space is going to look like when it’s completely finished.
In all honesty the yellow is a great yellow. But after 3 years of it, I’m okay with a change. Nick was ready for a change right away. In fact, the weekend the painters were working on the house Nick and I were out of town and spent an hour in a paint store debating on whether we’d done the right thing. Nick swore it was Cora’s yellow all over our house. (Cora’s the restaurant, that is. Cora does great breakfast, but that beaming bright yellow is not the colour you want to wake up to every day.) Thankfully once we got back to the house after the weekend and saw the final coat, it was a pretty mellow yellow and looked good. However, Nick was never really sold on the yellow.
So fast forward to a few weekends ago when every wall in my living room looked like this, I was committed to painting. (I was trying out some accent wall colours here too.)
While I thought about going with a new colour, of course I ended up with another shade of grey. It’s the paint splotch on the left and it’s called Snappy Dresser, of course by PARA Paints. This grey is a lot cooler than the yellow, naturally. So I think it will take the room toward a more of a modern feel that we’re looking for. I’m excited about being able to bring some new accent colours into the room now too. I have ideas for an accent wall and I’d love to bring some colour into the room with pillows, artwork and blankets.
It will also flow really well from the kitchen into the living room, and I think it’s a great backdrop for the new rug we picked up at HomeSense. See it there, behind that cute baby
I’m on a strict timeline to get this done so I can get the Christmas tree up and the decorations around the house! Let’s see if I can get some solid naps tomorrow boys!
I’ll be back soon with some super cute Christmas kid’s table decor items I made a few weeks ago. Stay tuned!