Tuesday, January 27, 2009

My Blue Haven

If you asked me what my favorite color is I would say GRAY without a second of thought. However, it seems that I am going through a BLUE phase (not that Gray has been forgotten, it will always be #1). This weekend I went to work on some projects I have been wanting to do. The first one was to paint the front door. I wanted something bright, off the wall, surprising and a color that would make me smile. I choose Brilliant Blue by Benjamin Moore but I had the color matched at Lowe's (and it didn't come out exactly, why isn't BM open on Sunday?) Anyhoo, I think the blah weather is putting tropical colors in my head...
So here is the finished product, well is anything ever finished? Granted, the house looks much better when the foliage is in bloom (or at least green) but I am just not sold yet. Maybe it is the red rocker which now needs to be painted. I will let you know what I figure out about what is bothering me.
Next onto the china cabinet. I had thought about doing stripes, but once I took down the other wallpaper on the back, I realized that the back has vertical grooves that would make it hard to paint horizontal stripes, easy to paint vertical stripes, but I wasn't sure I wanted vertical.....
So in the process of looking for wallpaper a lightbulb went off, WHAT ABOUT WRAPPING PAPER? Enter in 1 roll of $3.99 paper from Hallmark and presto, my new background came to life. I LOVE IT. Note: problem with wrapping paper, it dents and is slightly shiny which if you are a perfectionist will drive you crazy. Great for the short term, may want to rethink for the long run.
I also spray painted the sconces a different shade of blue which is looking like Brilliant Blue, but it is not, it is actually darker and I like it.
Usually I am not so matchy but all the blue is tying the rest of the house together too.
With the remainder of the front door paint I painted a little side piece of furniture in our kitchen which was in need of some color. Definitely brings some brightness to the kitchen.
So to round things off I changed the chair fabric on the back of my beloved chairs from green (pretty but too random in my house) to......Gray-shocker!!!! LOVE THEM.


So that was my weekend. Isn't it amazing what a little change can do for a whole room?

9 comments:

Blueprint Bliss said...

Marianne- I love it all! Can't wait to come and see it all in person!

LindsB said...

Marianne, it looks like you were busy this past weekend too! I love all the color you added to your house, it looks great!

High-Heeled Foot in the door said...

Wow you accomplished so much. Now I feel like I was a lazy lady this weekend. I was able to get my husband to help in hanging up lots of art work in the Living Room so that is progress!

I love the touches of blue! Great job.

paula said...

you had one busy weekend. the wallpaper idea is just brilliant.

www.underagreenroof.blogspot.com said...

Blue is the best color ever! I vote blue #1. I LOVE your sconces! So stinking cute! GREAT idea!

Anonymous said...

I really like the china cabinet!!
PB-M

MelMir said...

It all looks lovely! I was lazy this weekend...Will doesn't like when his mommy does too much work! Haha! Just kidding!!! We did spend the weekend cleaning and such! Hannah is still waiting on you to come and paint their room!

mel

Sweet Nothings said...

i must say, its funny. i always say i hate blue, then my mom mocks me because i end up with blue everywhere.

and the china cab came out lovely!

Lauren said...

Such fun changes!!! Love that you're using wrapping paper!!! Such an easy & quick fix!!!

Ok, totally doing a project today :)