Wednesday, November 19, 2008

A Bit of Blue




The paint color was picked, the trip to Lowe's completed, paint taken to the garage, paintbrushes holding their breath just waiting for that first dip into that luscious blue and then nothing. Never have I had painting to do where the full paint can sat around for so very long. That paint can has been sitting in the garage, mocking me, for a good month now. I woke up Sunday morning with the words "Today is the day" upon my lips. Riff and his buddies were out elk hunting and both of the kids had to work at some point during the day, so it was an exactly right day to spruce up our beige living room. When we bought the house last summer, the sellers had taken their realtor's advice and the entire house was done in shades of taupe. It looked nice, but we are not straight taupe people so we've been remedying that the last few months. We have a big picture window in the living room that looks out onto the bay and a big expanse of sky. I decided that I wanted to do a blue on a couple of accent walls to blend with our sky and water. I love it when a paint color turns out exactly like I've pictured in my head. Doesn't happen all that often, but this time it did. I painted our two window walls, leaving the others the taupe. It blends really nicely together and is a great match for our blue and chocolate brown striped curtains. We love it! (please ignore the dog blanket laying on the floor in that last picture!) We have an area rug picked out in a deep lush almost shag pile; it is chocolate brown with flecks of the ice blue. One of these days soon we're going to go get it. Next payday, me thinks!

May you be blessed with a project that turns out exactly right...

9 comments:

Adrienne said...

Hi Paula 0
Your living room looks wonderful. The color is perfect for your decor - and for your view of the bay and the sky. I love it when the paint turns out just the way I envisioned it. You did a great job! My sweetheart is leaving tomorrow for elk hunting in Southeastern Oregon. Wonder what I'll do while he's gone? It probably won't be painting since Thanksgiving Dinner will be here at my house.
~Adrienne~

Twisted Fencepost said...

I need color in my life, too!
Drab colors, make me have a drab mood.
I love the blue!!

Brittany said...

oh my goodness mommy it looks so pretty. i cant wait to see it. and where the heck is your red chair?

Mimi said...

the blue walls look wonderful...I would love to see the view through the windows...sitting in your living room looking out over the bay...
so relaxing just to think about it...

Stacey's Treasures said...

That is a pretty color of blue.
It seems like every time I pick out a color like that Willie changes my mind or puts white with it.
I just found a cool blog. You have to check it out!
http://jueadailyphoto.blogspot.com

Jeni said...

Sharp! Really, really very sharp! Come on east now and you can decorate any room you wish here -take your pick!

ancient one said...

Pretty...

Shelby said...

I love your living room. I have so many projects that are half started and most of them are just in my mind.. but I have big plans. :)

after payday.

tipper said...

Oh it looks super! I love love the curtains!