Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Sometimes a small change goes a long ways

We have done a few changes to our living room and dining room. Because the main level of our house in sooo open it is really hard to create a cohesive space with paint. My living room and dining room ( hallway and entry) used to be a very light yellow, which I loved. It was a bright space when the sun shines and still bright on the gloomiest of days. However, my hubby just wasn't loving it. Yes, he has a say in the decorating. Bummer, I know. So we painted and we also painted our woodwork. The woodwork got painted over the summer. When that happened our window treatments came down and I just was growing very tired of them. ( they had been up for 11 years) Here is the space prior to all the changes.

Another view of the living room. ( these were taken in the fall and when we had our house on the market. Hence, the minimal things around.)

Well, here is the paint, painted trim and our new drapes. It is hard to get good pictures now with the darker paint and the doom and gloom of our winter. ( the drapes are tied and will be for a week or so, so the pleats will hang right.)

A close up of the drapes. It is hard to get a true picture of the color. They aren't this bright in person. This is also the new wall color. My whole main floor is the same color. Not sure if it will remain but for now it will.

Here are the two drapes together. The toile is in my kitchen. ( we have a sliding door here)
So what do you think?


  1. Wow ~ love the drapes. They really change up the space don't they? It's hard to tell about the paint, it doesn't look too dark at all in the pictures. I think it all turned out really nice.

  2. oooh, love it! Love the trim painted, it looks so nice. I think the paint looks great in the pictures! Also think the drapes look beautiful, I agree, they really do change your space!

  3. Beautiful! I love the new paint and drapes. I didn't know you had posted...I wish I had the updated blogs on the side of my blog so I knew when new posts happened...I don't know how to change it now! Oops! So, love the new look of the living/dining area. can't wait to see it in person this summer!

  4. Love the new wall color and your drapes! I have a very open house too, so I know what you mean.

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