The time had come to repaint the living room….
This was last October: yes, six months ago I started painting “the dreaded blotches” as my husband calls them, on the walls. I know, from experience, that this is the BEST way to get me motivated to actually PAINT.
Here’s the color palette we’re talking about:
With names like “Kangaroo”, “Hush”, “Dunmore Cream” and “Hound Lemon” you might think we would go for ONE of these. But no, after about five months I realized they were not right. I needed something lighter, a little cleaner; and so, it came to pass, that when my friend Ellen suggested “Beacon Hill Damask“, I tried that and it was al……most there. (These are all Benjamin Moore) On the tri-color tab is the lightest version of same color called “Greenmount Silk”. A little light, but everyone else in the house liked it, so that is what I just finished painting the entire room. Am I satisfied? Yes. Am I happy? Is a (color) perfectionist ever happy?
And, I still have one problem and it’s the fireplace/mantel. The lines and fabrication are not my first choice, esthetically speaking, but it is what it is, as they say.
Here is what goes on the mantel:
Our Haitian angel hangs front and center:
Shall I paint the wood one shade darker i.e. the “Beacon Hill Damask”? I would love to do it red but the shape and surface does not warrant special recognition in the room (and would really jump out, I think). If we were going to be here for a while I would opt for some beautiful faux painting on the bricks, but at this point it’s not worth it.
And, to complete the picture, here is a chair that’s being recovered:
Send me your comments and suggestions! Don’t worry, I won’t delete the suggestion even if I don’t like it! I’m open to any and all… Thanks!