Saturday, February 12, 2011

New year

Wes is home. I can't remember if I already told you that. During his vacation, he decided to get stuff done around the house. Mostly, because he wanted to feel useful and like it was his house again, and also because we didn't have anything else planned (and we all ended up getting several colds too, so not like we really wanted to do much of anything). He painted the downstairs bathroom. I had picked out the color and even bought the paint, before he got home. I had actually done all that before I got sick. This picture doesn't really show how pretty the color is, but it is much better than the old, boring color.

Since painting this room was on my list of 101 things, I painted two of the walls. And, I got to mark it off my list. Now, I just need to make curtains for it, and find a few more things to put on the walls.

We also painted the dining room. I also had this all picked out before Wes got home. We have a chair rail in the room, but the paint was the same color on top and bottom, which just looked weird to me. I picked out a nice shade of gray, since our curtains are burgundy. Wes was happy with the gray, and I painted the room myself (another thing on my 101 list). However, we also have these weird pillars, and I wanted to paint the interior of the wainscoting a brighter shade of the curtains. Wes was not so sure about that, but I finally convinced him (after he bought two other shades that he ended up not liking. I have no idea what we're going to do with that paint.).
Part of the problem was that the top of the pillars were white, which is NOT the same color as the rest of the paint. So, we painted the top of the pillars to match the room, and the bottom the gray color, with the red.

I'm not actually sure why I wanted to paint the dining room. It's not like we use it. But, it is the first room you see when you come in the front door. And now, I think we're going to try to find a china cabinet/buffet on Craig's list and then maybe we'll start using it.

I don't think the red looks bad with the curtains, but Wes is not so sure. We're going to get a rug, to make sure the chairs don't scratch the floor, and I think we're going to try to find one with various shades of red in it. We're also going to put up artwork that has both colors. He wants me to find new curtains, but I think it looks just fine the way it is (these pictures were taken when it was dark, so we had the lights on. In natural light, the contrast isn't so noticeable).
So, that's what I've been up to.


Grumples said...

I LOVE the red on the pillars. Just tell Wes that I said it is totally fine, and that he should be happy that he only has to deal with that smidge of red (go ahead, show him pictures of my livingroom if you need him to shut up quickly!). Good work.

Stacia said...

Grumples, when we got married I had a bright red couch and loveseat, but they were 6 years old, and Wes's furniture was brand new, so we got rid of mine. But, I told him when we get an office/library, I'm bringing the red furniture back!

Taneka Street said...

The colors you used are beautiful. I like it

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