Living Room Switcheroo

WHOA guys… I’ve been a little MIA lately, but I promise it hasn’t been because I haven’t done any projects lately! In fact quite the opposite! But between finishing up quite a few projects at home and work being crazy busy, I haven’t been able to keep you guys up to date! But I promise that’s going to change this week, get ready for a bunch of update posts!

This weekend the husband and I celebrated our one year wedding anniversary. (If you are nosy like me and want to see all the posts about our wedding, go here) And if you know me, you won’t be surprised to learn that we celebrated by doing a few major house projects!! (We also went to a fancy dinner, so have no fear… I wasn’t a slave driver all weekend).  I decided I wanted to get rid of the beige in our living room and hallway.  I’d been searching high and low for just the perfect gray color when I read Young House Love’s post about their show house and the master bedroom had the perfect color gray that I had been looking for. It is Benjamin Moore’s Stonington Gray.

The husband and I tested it out (in several LARGE swatches across our living room walls) and the slightly darker color on the same little test page.  And just to show that I have NO SHAME, I did this right before we hosted our weekly small group at our house.  Meh, they didn’t mind.  Here’s where we left our little living room:



So we took all the things off the walls, rolled up the rug and moved the furniture to the middle of the room, and we were ready to paint.  livingroomgray6

We didn’t bother to tape or cover the floors, I do all the edging freehand and the paint if/when it splatters, pops right off the laminate floors, so its not worth the hassle.

Here is my husband being such a good little minion and helping me paint all day Saturday.



The color is a little off in that picture, but want to see what it looks like now??






I love how much lighter and brighter it feels in there!! I haven’t decided if I’ll make a few more tweaks to the room without the beige, but I’ll let you know!

One more before and after:



And no your eyes aren’t deceiving you, I also gave the mantle a fresh coat of white paint instead of the beige-y cream flat paint that was on it before. But I’ll post about that later this week!



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