Yup. At least two walls.
Sean and I weren’t 100% in love with the living room set up after spring cleaning and our walls get dirty QUICK because we have traditionally picked light colors for our house (and we burn candles like nobodies business). No more. We are painting most of the walls a taupe color (generally not my favorite, but we found one that is cool) and then accenting with orange on 2-3 of the walls. We already have some leftover paint from other projects, so this “home renovation” is costing us next to nothing. As we “speak”, my living room and dining room are pretty empty (Sean and I moved most of the furniture out to the garage during Miss K’s last nap) and I’m visualizing what my new living room will look like. I “redecorate” my house all the time (meaning I move the furniture around), but this time it is a bit different. We moved everything into the garage and are starting with a blank slate. Our garage looks like a furniture store and with it all sitting there, so abstract, it leaves room for lots of improvement and possibilities. We have collected lots of weird, eclectic and bizarre things. It will be interesting to see what we end up doing.
When it comes to home decoration, my motto is “don’t think”. I realized a long time ago that the more I think about things (when it comes to home decor), the more dissatisfied I get. I respond quickly and work from my gut. If I like it immediately, I go for it and if I have to think too long about something….i move on. The thought of orange came to me while on the couch the other night, staring at my cash register. I love that color. It’s happy and forgotten. So, I’ll give it a try. If it doesn’t work, than I will put the painters cap on, and give it another go. I should say that Sean is the mastermind behind all painting. He’s good.
This is what it looked like 3 hours ago:
This is what it looks like now (minus everything but the lamp and couch). No TV for us this week!!!
The “furniture store”:
We are doing the painting on Friday, so I should have an “after” sometime next weekend. I’m pretty excited. I love our house so much and it is my favorite place to be. What better than having a home that reflects the people living in it? Right? Wait….Sean and I reflect bizarre and orange???……
Yep. Sounds right.
A recession-proof “home makeover” comin’ your way soon!