But enough of the waiting....I dropped the big orange bomb on you last week, aka, the Before shots of our Den....so today your eyes get to relax and soak up the neutral goodness of the new (if having them painted last Fall is considered new) gray walls.
Props for Sherwin Williams paint....their Super Paint line covered the orange
As you saw in the Before shots, I had about
All the furniture and the arrangement is the same, but it looks like a completely different room. If you've made over a space, you know there's one room that becomes the landing spot for reject pieces. That's this room...hence the assortment.
Now that we're all relaxed and zen-like, I'll show you some comparison shots.
Once all 52 pictures in the gallery wall came down and the holes were filled, I couldn't bear to turn my fresh wall in to swiss cheese again. I started really minimal, with just the three big pictures in the middle. But after a few months, the other pieces found their way to the wall, too. I love the mix and placement, and how clean it is looking in from the adjacent Living Room.
I finally ditched the
Looking into the Kitchen is a smoother transition, too, since both rooms were updated with more neutral colors. I love the peek of pink Breakfast Room drapes from here. Remember how I added ribbon to tie in with the new rug? Well it also perfectly matches the walls in the Den, helping to unite the two rooms. A concept I missed before with the orange and green scenario.
Oh man was I sorry to see the
Recognize my little Fig Friend? He was always in the way in the Breakfast Room, so we're trying him out in here. He's lost a fair amount of leaves, but appears to be holding steady now. Fingers crossed.
And we kissed the sweeter-than-sweet wet bar good-bye when our contractors enclosed the pass-thru (when they were here for this bathroom). I've got plans for the flimsy shelves and desktop in this little nook.
But first I'm looking at a new obstacle. Turns out when you go to Costco with your husband on a holiday weekend...big, unexpected purchases can be made. So now I've got to figure out the logistics of this mammoth and it's components (yay for the new nook and shelves!) And yes, that is a ladder wedged under the mantle! Mr. Sugarplum was worried the weight of the black beast would bring it down. So I have this sweet set-up happening right now...
Oh yeah, and the old TV still sits in the cabinet on an adjacent wall!!?? See what I meant when I said 'unexpected changes' happening in this room? Whew....feels good to have you all caught up.
As for a Master To-Do List (they help keep me on track)...I don't have one yet. First I've got to relocate one TV and mount another, and deal with all the cords and components that come with them! Right now, those flimsy nook shelves aren't strong enough for a DVD, let alone
Let's just reflect and enjoy on the biggest change this room has undergone! Three cheers for the power of paint!
So what do you think...was it worth the wait? What about TVs...do you have one over your mantle? Is it comfortable to watch when mounted that high? TWSS