Hiya! We’re on the road….again! I know, I know – we are *never* in Portland on the weekends, which probably explains why when we *are* in Portland, we are working like dogs to get our house in order. I will update the urgency reasoning in a later post (and, NO, it’s not a bun in the oven!). For now, however, enjoy a post from the road!
Family Room! You may recall our previous problems with this room. It’s actually *finally* starting to come together as a room that isn’t so terrible to look at anymore. But it did start out a little bit more like this:
Ha Ha! I know, I know. Everyone thinks I’m crazy, I just know I need external forces to motivate me! And I had a *really* hard time deciding on a color in the family room for the fireplace wall. I knew we wanted a color that was just slightly different in color, but the same shade (meaning, the same dark-light level). It took us awhile (as evidenced in the photos above) to decide on a color, so our walls were looking more like Swiss Cheese than painted. On Labor Day, we couldn’t let the boys have all the fun, so the ladies were indoors making a mess on the walls! So since I’m on the road, I can’t give you the full effect “before”, but go to this post to remind yourselves of the wall color. It was my favorite – Builder’s Buttercream! And now it’s this:
Glidden’s Whispering Wheat on the Fireplace and Glidden’s Water Chestnut on all of the other walls. All the guys in the room are screamin’, “Where’s the color?”. I know, I know – it’s a very subtle difference, but we have a plan, we promise! And we have yet to paint the “TV Nook”, but that will get done when we get back to PDX.
..and in case you couldn’t tell, we have *finally* settled on a floor plan – the floater meets conversation kerfuffle! My Doctor and my Psychoanalyst would be so proud ;-). And until we can save up dinero to buy a new chair-o, we are substituing a dining chair in for a little while, but we have our eyes on a Slipper chair from the land of Tar-jay.
Lastly, we will be hanging pictures when we return to Ory-gun, I promise! It’s been a slow transition to decide on furniture placement and we didn’t want to hang anything until we made a final decision on that. So keep your pantyhose on – we’ll get there eventually!
PS Are you wondering how we picked the paint colors in this room? Then head on over to this link and learn a little bit more about how to pick the right paint color!