Good Life of Design: Family Room Update

Elva Mankin

     It is done!!   The family room now has a lighter fresher look. Let me show you the before of the old paint color….. BEFORE Here is a comparison of the old paint color, and the new color right next to each other…… Both have almost the same […]

 
 

 It is done!!

 

The family room now has a lighter fresher look.

Let me show you the before of the old paint color…..

BEFORE

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Here is a comparison of the old paint color, and the new color right next to each other……

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Both
have almost the same pigments added to the paint base, but the old
color is much darker, and a little more muddy. The new color is like
French Vanilla Ice cream.

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We painted the wainscoting the same color as all of the trim in my home, Swiss coffee. It has a makeover coming up in it’s future!

AFTER

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The
view from my kitchen. This is my family room with its summer pillows of
all blue and white, and summer accessories on the mantel. 

As
you can see I get a lot of great light in this room especially this
time of day. We are really enjoying the new light, soft feel of the new
paint color.

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Once
we put in the new marble counter tops, and the white subway tile back
splash I knew immediately the color of the family room walls needed to
change.

They seemed to shout out at me for the very first time. 

Everything feels light, airy, and serene to me. These are all the qualities I love to have in my home.

I know we all spend time trying to make our homes LOOK a certain way, but to be honest I spend more time trying to make my home have a FEELING of calmness. 

If I can’t get this feeling with something I want to change I will wait until the perfect plan comes together.

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We still have more to do, but for now we are going to enjoy all of my hubby’s hard work.

Next on the agenda is: finish out the wainscoting around the room to match what he did on the fireplace wall.

Add crown molding, and then, by golly, I think she will be all done!!!

If you would like to read the story of the changes in our Family room you can click HERE.

For those of you who would like to read about the evolution of my kitchen, just go to the search box on my sidebar, and type in Kitchen Update, and all of the blog post will be listed for you to read.

Today is the beginning of the week so I am going to make the best of this beautiful day and just….

ENJOY THE PROCESS!!!

 

 

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