Monday, January 24, 2011

Ideas Abounding.

I picked out my paint colors finally and bought paint today.  I am so excited!
It makes me feel like I am getting things going again.  
I picked out two different grays for the walls in my living room.
The darker color is called Cathedral Gray.

The tallest wall I am painting the darker color and will be moving our flat screen to that wall.

The lighter color is called Silver Sateen. 

The other 3 walls I will be painting the lighter color.  

I am debating about the darker color.  I have the test patch of the Cathedral Gray next to a paint chip that I was considering and we (Mr. Fix-It and I) really like it too.   

It is called Cobblestone by Martha Stewart.

It has a little more brown in it than the other grays.  

I would never have picked any of these colors a year or so ago.  But from blogging I have learned so much.  I love the way that gray makes brown furniture "pop."
Pottery Barn

Decor Pad

If I do not use the Cathedral Gray in the living room I will use it in my master bath.  
I am thinking of doing my master bath in yellow and gray.  

I really like these two colors together.  
I think it is just because this color combination is not something that you see everyday.

I will be painting in between working and trips to the hospital.  I will keep posting pics as I get things done.

I also want to share with you this little update that I did on my lamp.

  I have mentioned that I used to decorate in a very primitive country style.  
I paid quite a bit for this lamp many, many years ago and I still like it  
So I was a Hobby Lobby a week or so ago and they had this great sale.  
Lots of items 66% and 75% off.

I purchased a lampshade on clearance for $10.00.  
And also bought a pretty tassel for $3.99.  
So this is my updated lamp for about $15.00.
If you look close in the background you can tell the wall is painted two colors.  A test paint spot.
 The lampshade is a taupe linen.  Also notice the table it is sitting on.  
I bought it from Goodwill a year or so ago and I have been waiting to choose a color to paint it.
Thinking about painting the table soon too.  

I like it a lot better with the new lampshade.  
I get started on something and it never fails that I get more ideas.  
Sometimes I sit and make a list or draw out ideas so I won't forget them.

I needed to take a break from all the other stuff going on in my life. 
 It was good to think about decorating and working again.
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  1. I really like those color choices for your living room. I love, love, love the yellow and gray. Good luck on everything.

  2. I love the gray and yellow idea for the bathroom. Very pretty.

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  6. Betsy,

    Like you, I'm all over the "greige" and yellow combination. I'm curious if you can tell me where you found that beautiful yellow/gray/beige/white toile fabric -- I've been looking at stores and online and can't seem to find that perfect fit. I too plan to redo a bathroom in this color scheme. Thanks for your help!


  7. I'm doing a bath in yellow and gray and that scrilled toile would be perfect! Where can I find that?


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