It’s been a long time since I posted…last September…but I have been busy reorganizing and continuing my decorating to make the cottage more like home to me! 🙂
When I moved in, I was in a hurry so just kept the paint colours that the previous owner had done to get ready to sell the place. Although they were not exactly the colours I preferred, they were OK for the time being! But now that some of the electrical work is done, I can repaint those rooms with my chosen colours in “Phase 1” of the redecorating!!! More will be done when the little kitchen is remodeled, but I can live with the fresher colours until that is done.
The trim and baseboards in this house are not attractive (!!!) and eventually the baseboards will be changed. The door and window trim is very narrow so I am going to paint it the same colour as the walls…I can’t really change it because any wider trim would interfere with the spaces around the windows and doors, etc.
Because I use my home for my rug gallery, the hallway, office and the hooking room have rugs displayed on the walls. In addition, even the bathrooms have walls filled with rugs!!! 🙂 There is so much colour going on that I wanted the living room the dining room and the kitchen to be peaceful and light…! Since these rooms are all quite small, light colours and lots of white and cream plus neutrals help the rooms look larger.
I have also chosen furniture smaller in scale…and I am actually going to get 2 “ghost side chairs” to substitute for the two dining chairs shown at the table in the picture. The ones that came with the table are quite large and heavy so I think that the ghost chairs will be less obtrusive. I can pass two chairs along to family and still have two left to use if they are needed for a gathering. 🙂
The room was a light green before…at the right in the photo below. It looked a little “tired” and is a bit darker than the photo shows because of the flash…! I like the new colour better…it is really like a very light teal.
It will take another several days for me to complete the living and dining room painting. Today, I am painting the fireplace brick which was painted with a “dirty cream” colour. Then on to three more walls and I’ll be finished.
I pace myself because climbing up and down the ladder plus painting with a brush and a roller and giving the walls a good 2 coats is hard on my arthritic back…! And then there is the moving of the furniture around and back again too. So I will do in about 6 days what a young adult would do in 1 or 2 days…lol…but I enjoy it and don’t mind taking the extra time.
This is a Glidden paint called “Bluegrass white” and I’m using a satin finish. The fireplace is a lighter colour called “Soft Green” and it blends with the wall colour beautifully. For the fireplace, I chose the “paint plus primer” in a satin finish also. (If I wanted to use a darker accent, the suggestion on the paint sample is “Neo-Mediterranean Mist” which is a pretty colour.)
I love “cottage-style” decorating and am enjoying this transformation! The previous owners used a lot of black in their decor and some dark wall colours so this brightens the place considerably!!!! 🙂
Hope your redecorating is going well too!!!! Sunnie 🙂