oh yes, I've felt one coming on for some time now.
time to move on, shake things up a bit.
change is good.
change is happening,
evolving, moving, growing,
i'm just painting for Pete's sake! hee hee!
No seriously, I have been thinking about a style shift for a while now.
time for parts of me to grow up I guess.
I am ready to now embrace that "Swedish" side to me, toning down the color.......putting that fiery Latin side of me to rest for a bit. and I mean this in a pure style sense, mind you. :)
SO good bye Pee wee's Playhouse.
I still love you, but I'm ready to move on,
So goodbye to bold colors, (except in small doses)
My Living room Before:
hello to serene spaces....
my living room in progress........
slowly removing the color......transforming spaces, hiding clutter
a clean slate......
putting away all of my vintage toys, and bric a brac.
dusting, cleaning, organizing,
Breathing deep........thinking, imagining, creating new things,
new styles, new directions to move into....
and since my living room is attached to my dining room, I painted that too,
here's the transition from the red room to the black room before...
here is the "before" dining room,
I hated that blackboard wall honestly.....
and when people started writing on it, it felt like I was living with a nervous breakdown! or a graffiti artist!
both rooms knocked out in one day,
yes, I am driven,
painted from 6:30 am until 5:30 pm.
somebodies got to do it! (my husband's not really the painting type) but that's a WHOLE 'nother story! ;)
So here's the after:
looks nice from one room to the other
the kids seem to like it!
I don't know if that painting will stay, but for now, the hint of red adds a nice dash of color to that cool wall. like a little dash of paprika to garlic bread! MMMMMMMMM.
anyways! (can you tell i'm hungry?!)
bought some modern chairs cheap at Ikea.......
mixing the old with the new....playing around....
moved the armoire into the kitchen and put simple wine glasses in there, and my collection of vintage diner ware.
because yes, I have SOME STUFF.
that little red guy just appeared in there! ;)
anyways, I am liking the new looks, embracing the calmer cooler palette
fresh starts are always a good thing!
Plus it's truly amazing what just a little paint, and rearranging of your "stuff" can do for you.
color can profoundly affect your moods.
So on that note, I am off to finish working on some stuff here at the shop, my one and only day I will be here!
My boy has his championship swimming meets this weekend so I will be wrapped up with that for 2 days starting at 6:30 am on the road BOTH days!
I should go hang out in my "new" bath and body room today, just so I can feel all "zenned" out just thinking about it! :)
see, Just a "little" bit of reorganizing TRULY can make a space feel so much better!
and I like it even with the lights off! ;)