This is the thing about decorators. Or at least it holds true for this decorator. We change our minds. A lot. Some may think it’s being picky, a waste of time, or some may think I’m an over achiever. I think it’s more about feeling comfortable with the decisions, and not having that “I shouldn’t have done that” feeling. It’s a natural process for me, and I don’t think I will ever find another way.
The old paint color was all wrong, I just didn’t want to admit it to my husband.
When I finally got the nerve to bring it up, he took it well. He actually agreed with me, and we set the date to get it done. He did most of it while I worked on another project, but I can take credit for holding the ladder, which is a very important job in this room.
We are both very happy with the results. The house will be easier to sell this way, too. You will notice the dark wood isn’t competing with the color we used on the walls before, and the turquoise accents pop.
I also restyled the room by moving my “Photo Door” up towards the front so it’s not in hiding. You may notice the sofa has changed as well. The original was too small for all of us to watch a movie on and it didn’t feel right in more ways than one. I wanted something more contemporary. You can find more info on the new leather sectional here.
The white paint we used is Behr Premium Plus Ultra in Swiss Coffee in egg shell sheen (see *note at bottom). It’s my absolute favorite white paint. In fact, I’ve used it through out our home. It all started when I painted our hutch in the kitchen with it. This white reminds me of creamy vanilla ice-cream. It’s not too bright, yet really gives a creamy, natural glow. It covers easily because it has the primer in it and the best part…no odor. You don’t even know you are painting in the house.
If you would like to see where I also used this white paint, check out all of these makeovers & projects:
Thanksgiving is less than a week away, so before I go, I wanted to share this wonderfully convenient link where you can enter the pounds of your frozen turkey, and it will calculate the amount of days you need to thaw your turkey in the refrigerator. I’m getting my turkey out of the freezer today and putting it in a big roasting tin in my fridge. It will defrost slowly and there will be less risk of bacteria growing. Just punch in your turkey’s weight here:
Stop by Tuesday for 100 Christmas ideas, and on Black Friday I have a cute giveaway going on…
*note: I received paint from Behr Paint for this “Painted White Living Room” project. Prior to this project, I fell in love with Behr paint. All opinions in this article are true and I completely recommend trying Behr Paint products.Tags: Behr, Behr paint, best white paint, how to paint with white paint, living room make over, paint it white, swiss coffee behr, Swiss Coffee Behr Paint, what is the best white paint, white living room, white paint, white paint makeover Posted by