Monday, January 17, 2011

more color!


After painting a bunch of rooms together (when my husband was home for a few days over the holidays) we have been working on painting another room or two per weekend.


It is a nice way to do it - getting something accomplished each week, but without any all day marathons or too much at a time - keeps us all happy and boys not overdone.


This week we did the kitchen, front hall, and dining room. Everything is feeling cozy and comfortable. Which is just what we need when the deep freeze hits.


I love having some color inside when it is white outside! Ahhh, January!


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11 comments:

debbiedas said...

I love your colours. Our house is so dark that the gorgeous brown you chose would never work for us (actually, now that I think of it, our office is brown) but bringing colour in to warm things up really does make a difference. We just have to finish our kitchen. I can hardly wait. :)

denise said...

I kept thinking we needed lighter colors in our darkest rooms too, but am actually very happy with how the light looks with the rich colors. Our kitchen doesn't even have a window in it - and the brown on the back wall looks cleaner/nicer than the white did! :)

Sherry said...

Oooh...I like!

Julie van der Wekken said...

Beautiful colors!

We need to paint our basement and are trying to think of the best way to go about it since we use the space sooo much. In some ways I would just like to do a marathon, but in other ways not.

Eluciq said...

I love. love. love. all the colors you picked...but the walls i love the most are the ones with the boys' hands...i am thinking brown & yellow...beautiful light!

You guys have done a wonderful job picking out such warm vibrant colors. i bet it makes you smile all the time on the cold white days of winter! enjoy!

Sharon said...

I LOVE the handprint art! Everything is just beautiful.

Tara said...

i love all the rich colors you chose but the diningroom..... now that color calls for celebration!
love it all :)

Stephanie said...

Very fine!
I should probably finish my kitchen, this winter. I wonder if I will? :)

Picking colors is hard - when I did our livingroom a few years ago, I painted it three different colors! The first two I thought would work didn't, then finally the faux finished straw color worked. thank goodness!

Yay for done! Or very near. :)

Francesca said...

I really like that room with two different colors, one per wall!

cate said...

oohhh, such gorgeous, rich colors! good work there. it must feel so good to have a mini-makeover.

verdemama said...

I admire the way you create such a lovely and inviting home for yourself and your family. Beautiful color choices.