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"Modern Family Blue"

May 30, 2011

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Chris and I picked up a new favorite show recently: Modern Family.  We laugh out loud through every episode and we have already caught up on the past two seasons.  We have fallen for more than just the family members–their houses!  Ahhh!  We love.  We love.  In Phil and Claire’s home, they have this blue wall that we have been eyeing since we started watching the show two months ago.  
So, when we set out to paint our family room, we agreed right away that we wanted a “Modern Family blue” for the accent wall.  We went with Behr’s Waterscape and got painting.  Two of the three walls we painted the same color as the majority of our dining room/kitchen/living room/staircase–Cape Hatteras Sand–because it opens up to those areas and we wanted it to blend.  Before the color of the family room looked a lot like some of Greta’s diapers (excuse the mess, it has been a bit of a dumping ground while we are getting settled):

After a quick paint job (it took us less than 2 hours to paint to whole room), it looks like this:

We are almost ready to invite “Phil” and “Claire” over to admire it with us.  But, we definitely need to get a sectional for seating down there first.  …  Which we may have taken care of this morning at a huge Memorial day sale.  :)  I guess you’ll just have to wait and see when it gets delivered on Wednesday.  I’ve said too much.  I’ve already said too much. 
Now that the work is out of the way, we are off to get our barbecue on with friends.  Happy Memorial Day!

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  1. aly says:

    Last year Doug and I got a private tour of Fox studios and got to go onto the Modern Family Set and take pictures! Good choice for your family room :)

  2. DoublClik says:

    You know I love a good couch post!….Every 4 months!

  3. If I painted my walls that color,which I want to, I would have to go nautical theme. aye aye skippy.

  4. Michaela says:

    What a great color, Julia! Love it! That’s funny, the light fixture does go pink in that picture!

    Happy Memorial Day (:

  5. Julia says:


    The light is DEFINITELY white. I think I snapped this picture just as I flipped the switch on. Because it is an energy efficient bulb, it takes a minute before it gets bright and I think that’s why it looks kinda pink in this picture. I don’t think I could convince Chris to have a big pink light in our house. Hahahha….heck, I don’t think I could convince myself!


  6. Meagan says:

    DYYYYYYYYYYYING already to see your possible new awesome sectional. STOP teasing me!!!

    That blue is awesome. I love blue walls.

    I thought your DIY dining room light fixture was white….in that picture it looks pink….am I wrong?

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