Home Improvement :: First major project!

Posted on | Saturday, May 31, 2008 | 3 Comments

Has anyone visited Martha Stewart Paint Colors through Valspar at Lowes? If you have not and are planning on some interior painting, visit their site. It's so much fun to "paint" a room and get a feel for what might look best, what the best accent colors would be, and which different accessories would match. Matt and I visited Lowes last night to pick out some paint colors. Woah! So many different shades to choose from! Here is our chosen living room palette:

The blue is called "cake stand blue". Hmmmm, as if I don't have gentle reminders about the wedding world everywhere already. ;) The living room at the moment is a sun-washed salmon shade that would be pretty in small amounts, but since our place has an open floor plan and the dining room is the same color, it is just too much for me to handle. It looks a bit like an orangey-peach that has aged ungracefully over the years. Not the good kind of antique look, the bad kind. I feel bad though because it's actually a new coat from the previous homeowners before they moved. I'm sure it looked great on the little 2 x 2 color swatch.

We've been steadily collecting dark chocolate furniture and accessories over the last couple years, so we were already halfway there. Our new living room also has the bone white trim/molding along the floor, which makes it easier. After we paint this weekend, we'll be setting the furniture up finally (of course, after the paint fumes have gone), and the next project - crown molding. When will we get to this? Who knows... but someday soon!

In my giddy state of potential homeowner bliss, the first few walk-throughs of our place left me thinking my studio walls were blue. Ummmm, no. Talk about color blind!

Blue? I don't think so either!

The new shade we picked out is "Aqua Frost". For the last couple years, I've been obsessed with anything that is a cross between mint green and robin's egg blue, so I'm so excited about this new paint color as it is a mixture of the two! You'll be seeing so much more of that shade in the future, whether you like it or not. ;)


3 Responses to “Home Improvement :: First major project!”

  1. Anonymous
    May 31, 2008 at 2:02 PM

    How much fun! :) It was so much work painting in our home, but it was fun memories for sure! How funny! Colby and Micah's room is cake stand blue! We love it! It has a very calming effect! We did Martha's milk glass pink in our room, and I can't think of the shade for the rest of the house...it was a nice natural color and we did a glossy version of one of her creams as the trim and it really opened up the house! It's amazing what some paint can do to a place! Hope you and Matt create some fun memories!

  2. Myra - twigs and honey
    June 1, 2008 at 3:09 AM

    Oooh! Awesome! That is so random that we are using the same paint color! I guess it really means we have the same taste. :D
    I'm excited! Paint can make such a difference.

  3. order orchids
    September 4, 2010 at 1:39 AM

    Love the headdress. Its so beautiful and elegant. What a nice concept. Hope you have more design to choose from and thank you for sharing it to us. :) www.growingorchidsonline.com/order-orchids/

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