Years ago when we painted our living room "New England Red", I was very apprehensive about it. I had been talking so long about doing it (but concerned I wouldn't like it once it was up) that Jason finally said, "Come on, we're getting the paint." "We're going to do it...if you don't like it...we'll paint over it." Sometimes I need a push like that, and he knows it. Well we did it, and I never looked back. I've always loved that red room. It's a warm and cozy color.
From that point on, I knew I would never have a white wall again if I had anything to do with it. I just love color! So slowly, since our whole house was white....Dover White to be exact....we've painted rooms. Now some of those colors I want to change! Can you believe we painted a bathroom peach? What WAS I thinking? It's the upstairs bathroom luckily and it's not even on my list to change anytime soon because they're many other rooms and projects ahead of it on the list!
Jason thought of doing the chairs on the angle instead of straight in on each side and it gives us more room. It never occurred to me to try this....I told him I was impressed...he's becoming a decorator. I think he's pretty proud of himself! (And my windows do need a good washing outside...you notice it more at night...another job!)
The kitchen was probably the boldest, darkest color we've done though, and I love it. I can't wait to walk in there in the mornings when I get up. I do wish it was all completely done...countertops, new cabinet knobs, chairs painted, all primly accessorized...but it will all take time and money so I must be patient. Until then, I won't be putting things back on my walls until I can get what I want. That's my motivation to save for it. I'll just be picturing it "in my mind's eye" and gathering my plans and ideas. That's part of the journey and the planning and collecting IS fun!
Notice the two black knobs? We were trying them out to see if we liked them. I like them so much better with everything than the white. What do you think? You can also see the color against the cabinets here.
It may be a bit before you see more progress, but I promise to share as we are working on it (I'll try to hurry, Mary)! For now, I'll show you the new completed "bittersweet" walls.
I took this one when it was still daylight outside. This backdoor I want to be burgundy/barn red. I think it will really pop against the bittersweet.