Friday, September 26, 2008

The post in which we get all handy...

Well, the Racer came over to help me hang some oh-so-cute border in my kitchen. Well, in a moment of brilliance, I decided we should measure to be sure we had enough. Thank goodness we did, or my kitchen would be 10 feet short of completion. And that, my friends, would drive my very detail-oriented husband to the brink of insanity. (As if having me as a wife does have him teetering there anyway:) So, I ordered another package and decided we would have to tackle that another day.

But, instead of losing the opportunity of free labor, we pressed on and found a different project. I am a low-risk kind of girl, so this was a big step for me. We went to our local Lowe's. Yes, even after we said we would be happy to never step foot in there again...

Ok, you are probably wondering what this post is really supposed to be about. Sorry, I have a problem keeping on track. All this wandering to tell you that we tackled a project for BooMama's Before and After Challenge. We added some color to my many shades of brown living room. Yay!

I was really leery about taking such a bold step (remember, low risk girl): I was concerned that Major Hunk would hate it (he doesn't care for bold color) and the fact that somehow, in my 33 years, I have never actually rolled paint on a wall. I was nervous. But, the Racer, she was all kinds of confident. And she promised to help me paint it back to our safe tan color if we hated it.

So, here you have it...

Before:


After:

I am planning to paint that orangey mantle, a rich chocolate brown color. I just couldn't get it done before today.

7 comments:

Kristi said...

OOOH! That is a great new color. Way to go!!!

mandapanda58742 said...

it looks beautiful! i love accent walls!!

Kelley with Amy's Angels said...

Oh!! Love it, love it, love it.

k and c's mom said...

Wonderful idea! Looks great.

Rose said...

It looks just gorgeous. Perfect color choice!

Grace said...

It looks great! That kind of accent wall can add so much.

Holly said...

It turned out beautiful. Is it bad of me to wish you had left the 10 feet missing in the kitchen, just so we could see your man's face? hehe