I've trimmed, caulked, and begun priming the no-longer-an-archway to the den!!!
Well, let me back up, so yo can see the
DO YOU SEE THIS?!?! There are like.. HALLWAYS! and defined entrances! And...
Wait, I know we've all already forgotten what it looked like before...
(the only "before" I could find - man, I really need to use laundry baskets! :-p)
I'll make a better attempt for photos after we paint the walls so the white trim stands out more. Trust me... it's awesome.
Oh, speaking of paint...
Here's another wall in my living room, as we speak..
Ok, this isn't as gnarly as my widow-maker wall, but let's talk about this for a few..
The two, big squares on either side of the couch are Benjamin Moore's "Aspen Skies". I saw this picture on west elm's website, and almost DIED over this color.
Only to have it look like a little boy's room in my house... Fail.
So the top squares, going left to right, we've got Valspar's "Celebration Blue", Valspar's "Jekyll Club", and Valspar's "Blue Arrow". The color of the wall now is Valspar's "Stony Path", and the wall on the right is Benjamin Moore's "Revere Pewter" (the color that made me want to dry hump my wall... but i do NOT like it on this wall! It looks beige!)
I've already decided against Blue Arrow. It just looks too serious in my house. Jekyll club is really pretty, but it looked close to navy before the sun came up a little more. Celebration blue is a GORGEOUS color, but it kinda looks like blue jeans. Makes me think that I should get my cowgirl boots on and go line dancing.... Not that I think that's a bad thing (I mean, it wouldn't be if I knew HOW to line dance).
Oh, what about the bright green painter's tape, you ask?
Well... Let's just look for a minute...
Can I stroke that photo lovingly?
What makes this gallery wall so special, to me, is the beautiful lighting dedicated to it. I've been on the hunt for track lighting that's long enough to cover the back of the sofa, that doesn't have a crap-ton of lights, and is under $200.
Needless to say, I'm having no luck.
But my goal is to get some sort of lighting up there to dedicate to the gallery wall I'm planning (I was planning on building all of the frames, but Michael's is having a b1g1 free sale next week on frames, so it might just be cheaper to buy them, since I'd have to buy the glass for the one's I built, anyway... we'll see).
And now that I've wasted an hour writing this post, I guess I should probably get back to my living room. And maybe do some laundry...
What's goin' on in your living room right now?