January 7, 2008

A Touch of Color

We have a lot of white walls in our house. The trouble with painting in here is that all the walls seem to run together, so there are no good breaking points...if we paint one part of a wall we have to continue all through the house where we might not want that same color. But we did find a section recently that would work, so we we went bold and painted it a dark brown. I just love how a little color can really make a house feel like a home....it makes me want to do more of it in other areas. It's a lot of work, but so worth it. This area is downstairs in the hallway by the kids rooms and closet and garage and bathroom....so there were 5 door frames to go around in that tiny little area and then a big bare section of wall that you see when you enter the front door. We got another coat hook and bench with baskets from IKEA to go there so now we won't have piles of stuff on the floor all the time. I'm trying to get our house a little more organized and workable. I think I waste too much time looking for things as I'm on my way out the door, so I think having these baskets and coat hooks will really help...and I love the bench. The kids can sit on it to get their shoes on, or I can set things on it and for some reason a pile there looks so much better than a pile on the floor. :-) By nature, I'm a piler and Jason's a filer, and I want to be more like that because it's so nice when things are organized and put where they belong. We also got a little paper filer/pen & paper holder/counter organizer thing for the bar counter that tends to be a common resting place for papers that I'm not sure what to do with...so now I can put my piles in a file and make my pile look nice! My blog friend Rachel at Home Sanctuary is helping me with some organizing/cleaning, etc. ideas. You should check her blog out...it's so inspiring and awesome and funny and down-to-earth. Wouldn't it be fun to get to meet our blog friends some day? Anyways...here are some before and after shots...of course the pictures aren't quite like the real deal, but it'll do to give you an idea of the hard work Jason put into painting it so well! Thanks Lovey!



7 comments:

You with us said...

Love the color! I have been in the organizing/decorating mood, too. I'll check out the website you mentioned. Isn't it inspiring to have a fresh, new space?! I want to get up and paint right now.

Megan said...

I like the color! Thanks for the Christmas card...it was good to hear from you! We were in CO for Christmas--it was very nice. Maybe one of these days we'll actually be there at the same time and have the time to see one another! Until then...you are always welcome in AL! :)

imaginphoto said...

Wow! It looks GREAT! Nice job.

Jennifer said...

love it!!! i have been wanting to paint the house or so long. hopefully we will get to when jaron has some time off.
would love to see you and the kids again soon!

Amy said...

I love it! Looks so good, Michelle! Almost akes me want to paint!! :)

Angie said...

That color is great, Michelle! It does look like hot chocolate. Yum. Wouldn't it be fun if it were scratch and sniff paint? :) (I'm not condoning sniffing paint.)

It warmed up that area A LOT! Instant fix. Gotta love that! So what room is next?

Bridget said...

Love the colors, reminds me of home! ;} I would like to see your place in person some time though.