Wednesday, March 3, 2010

~ Finished ~

Hi! Welcome, come on in. You are one of our first visitors since we finished painting. No major changes but everything is clean and fresh and most of the primping is finished.

With our house you step right into the living room, there is a short wall on your left where our hall tree is, holding some of the canes Carl collects...you can even see two of the hats I wore as a child. This small wall and two other walls we painted using a Sage green called Restful...I love it. It is very pretty but the picture really doesn't reflect the true color. The hutch wall is also painted this color and you can just see a bit of the dinning room wall using this color. All the other walls, ceiling, moulding and beams are an Ivory tone.

I'm not sure if you remember all the plates and silhouettes I had on the hutch wall...well, I decided not to put them up again....not sure what I'll be putting there but I like the clean look. Not too sure how long this will last because you know how I like lots of stuff out and about.....I always say more is better, so we'll see.

I always call this the mantel or bookcase wall....this was a real chore to paint. The coved wood just drinks up the paint and you really have to make sure you cover all the surfaces. Sometime soon....
we'll visit the dining room. Thank you for stopping, I always love your visits....hugs, Linda



20 comments:

Mildred said...

That paint color is aptly named - it is very restful. Everything looks so crisp and clean - I LOVE it! Those childhood hats of yours are adorable. Thanks for sharing the pictures.

Lynne said...

Your room looks lovely. I especially like the bookcase wall. The wall texture is beautiful. Is it a wooden wall? I've never seen anything like that before.

I like the small pictures you've hung below the bookshelves. And I absolutely LOVE the tricycle in front of the fireplace!

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

Oh, your room looks so crisp and welcoming. Fresh paint is amazing! Just puts a whole new look on a room! Enjoyed the tour!

ohiofarmgirl said...

Isn't it so nice when you have a project done???
I washed down the walls in my bedroom today and started working on my walk-in closet...now that closet is a real chore but I will prevail ...lol...thanks for sharing with us. Dianntha

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

It sure looks great and now you can enjoy your hard work!
Love the lamp shade in the other post!
Warmly,
Deb :)

Heidi said...

What a lovely room! It is a fresh breeze when a room is just painted. Those hats are from your childhood? That is just so special. I cannot believe that were saved. What a treasure! You did not hang your silhouettes??? How can you resist them? As you know, I love them too and find they give a restful glow to a room.

Hugs from Holland ~
Heidi

Michelle said...

Love the tour! The new paint color looks so pretty. Enjoy the new look!

Eggs In My Pocket / Yesteryear Embroideries said...

So pretty! It's always nice to get things finished in one's home! blessings,Kathleen

Siobhan said...

Wow! It looks great, Linda! The paint color lets your decorations shine--great job!

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Hi Linda, I want fresh and clean! We need to paint our main living area so bad. If I could I would paint it myself as I don't mind it all, but the ceilings in parts of the area are vaulted and terrible to paint so I guess I will leave it to the pros. I love the sage green color on your walls. Everything looks so pretty. I still look for heart rocks for you. xoxo

Florence and Mary said...

You have a lovely home,

Victoria xx

Denise said...

Helloooooooooooooooooo I am back and visiting your lovely home... It is warm and friendly! I love the bookcase! It is so good to visit you and let you know that I have missed you!

Jane said...

Hi Linda,
Thanks for stopping by my blog and for your sweet comment.
Your home looks lovely. I love that hall tree, it's such a great piece and a wonderful piece to showcase your husband's cane collection and your hats. Jane

PEA said...

Doesn't it feel so good when you have a house all freshly painted!! It looks wonderful and I really love the way you have everything set up, it all looks so welcoming. Hmmm, now that you have all this experience, you can come help me paint mine?? hehe xoxo

Joy said...

Everything looks great and I bet it feels fresh too. I like the coved wood wall. Very neat looking.
Have a great week!

Florence and Mary said...

Hi again Linda, I was pleased that Sandra Bullock won best actress. She was so gracious in her speech. I haven't actually seen any of the films that were nominated would you believe!

Victoria x

Lib said...

Lovely!
Loved the pix thanks for sharing!
Blessins',Lib

TinaTx said...

Your green looks very similar to mine - mine is called 'pebble'.
I've still got lots of painting to do here - wanna come help? :)

Michele said...

Thanks for inviting me in, the coffee was delis! lol .. I love the canes and the children's hats :) The mantle area looks lovely! very fresh and welcoming.

Nancy said...

I love your hats, how great that you have them now, also the tricycle. Your room looks so pretty and very inviting. I hope you are enjoying it now.
Nancy