Sunday, August 12, 2012

Face Lift ...

Our living room got a face lift this summer .

and, of course, had to graffiti the wall a little bit. 

It had been swirling around in my head for a while, and during a trip to Lowes, I finally revealed my plans to Ken. Our conversation went like this.

Me: I am thinking for the wall behind the TV, I want to do paneling. However, I want to turn horizontal so it looks like planks.

Ken: No, I am not doing that.

Me: Okay. (Which, at this point, I just stop talking)

Ken: (Which, at this point, Haven threw a fit.)

Just because we stop talking does not indicate a fit. Men are so dramatic.

Two days later, my sweet, understanding husband was unloading 4 sheets of paneling from his truck mumbling under his breath, “My wife is crazy.” Yea, that may be true, but you married me, so what does that make you? J

Recently, Lea Ann came to stalk my house, and my sweet, understanding husband announced, “ I really love that wall.”

He is learning to trust me. He really is!

I repainted, covering up the tan walls with Rainwashed bySherwin Williams. This color was brought to me by my friend, Brooke who has used this color over and over in the past couple of years. I love this color so much, I will give it a standing ovation in another post.

The trim was painted Woodlawn Dewkist by Valspar. It was leftover paint from my kitchen. I was all about using what I had.

Even though my husband said he was doing all the painting, I decided that part of my stay-at-home-housewife-duties was to do the painting myself. I am not a good painter, at all, meaning that I get more on myself than on what I am painting. I also have been known to drop a pan full of chocolate brown paint from the top of a ladder all over the carpet below. It is amazing what paint thinner could do with drenched chocolate covered carpet. Just ask Brooke. She can tell you all about it.

I digress. Just see for yourself what we did.

I do want to recover those red cushions when I get the nerve to get out my sewing machine again. 

I will explain how I did the Hudsonville sign in a separate post as well.

I love how my accessories really pops now with a new color! 

Still trying to decide whether or not to hang that "D"

Our living room is calming, relaxing, and soothing. 

Our house is slowly, but surely becoming more like the cottage style that we both like. 

Our next project will completed in the cold, winter months - the Dining Room! 

Got to space it out to let the husband rest. :)



  1. We do the same thing HAVEN!! Terry says no to something that I really want to do and I just stop talking... he immediately knows when I have short answers that somebody ain't happy. LOL And the color!!! LOVE it! Did you see our new kitchen color??? I'm so excited to get rid of some of those Lenox Tan colors. Even if it is only three rooms in the entire house I'm painting.... right now! ;)

  2. It all looks great! I love the wall! Tell Kenny Booboo that he did a fabulous job!

  3. Haven it looks fabulous!!! LOVE IT ALL!!! Love all the D's you have and that owl is awesome!

  4. Your home is just too pretty for words! I LOVE it.


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