I feel like if posts needed a soundtrack, Etta James would definitely be crooning to this one. I realize that this is not nearly as dramatic to...well...anyone else, but I spend my days home with the boys, and I am so happy to no longer be looking at weirdly patched walls in the living/dining room. We started the living room before we even moved in, so sometime in February is when we had our before...
Usually I love built-ins, but the off-center wonkyness of these was too much. Plus we all know that little boys and glass doors do not mix.
And then we stalled out. Call it a crazy summer, call it laziness, whatever - we just never got around to finishing it up. Eventually it got to the point where people were starting to ask "So...what's happening with these walls?" which was kind of the kick in the pants that we needed, so we knocked that project out last weekend with the help of my mom and step-dad.
It took me forever to decide on a paint color. The dining room and living room are open to each other, so I didn't want anything too dark or too overwhelming. Eventually I settled on "Gelato" by Valspar, and it is perfect. It's a greyish putty color. On the swatch in the store I thought it looked a little greenish, but in our home it is just what I was looking for, plus it looks good with the furnishings we already have!
And turning to the dining area...
Phew! That is one big fat check on our looong to-do list.
** Also - did you notice how many people we have helping us in the pictures above? Are our friends and family not awesome? I am so grateful for their willingness to let me boss them around :)