Yesterday, I shared that I was getting my paint on in the front room--which we always have trouble naming. Front room? Living room? Sitting room? Formal living room? Either way, it was getting painted yesterday. My plan was to get the trimming done during Greta's nap and then roll the wall once she went to bed for the night.
Although it is never fun to see your child sick, our usually energetic-bouncing-off-the-walls-Greta was not feeling well. She took two naps (that hasn't happened since she was 11 months old) and laid on the couch for the rest of the time she was awake.
All that to say, thanks to our under the weather little girl (cue guilt) I got the painting done in an afternoon, by myself, with British dog, Kipper, in the background. I went with a matte paint color I picked up at Kwal Paint called Crave. It is a very dark charcoal-almost-black warm blue undertones. We luuurrrvvvee it.
It's dark and moody, but the undertones keep it friendly. In fact, I loved it so much that I didn't stop with just the one wall (as you can kind of see in the above photo). In a quick, last minute message to Chris at work, I said, "we gotta do all three walls." To which he replied without hesitation (the man tru-usts me), "go for it!" And I did. Without equal hesitation and no regrets, the wall with the large window got a coat of Crave:
And also the third wall that makes up the living room:
The paint job has completely transformed the room from our original purple paint job.
And it is eons better than our big, boring beige mistake we tried out last week:
We can now look at the room and sigh and say, "Of course!" Like we finally pinpointed what we wanted the room to feel like all along.
We would still love to add some paneling to the wall down the road, but the new darker color (especially now that there are three walls of it) really needs no additional accent. So, we are going to focus on rebuilding the room and continue to think about the paneling.
It was a risky move, we realize. And maybe a color (tone?) that isn't for everyone and definitely not for every room. But for us, the risk paid off. Big time. Are you digging the new darker digs? Or maybe you have already unsubscribed from future posts out of fear. Ha! We can't wait to add some accessories in here and really make the room sing.
Psst. A new painting was added our shop!! Check it out.