Bye, Bye Gold
We did it!
We have finally painted over all of the gold
in the house!
The golden walls are gone, lost forever,
never to be seen by anyone who enters again!!
Yes, I know, that does sound dramatic,
but take a look at what I am talking about...
Yep, it was pretty intense.
It was the last to be done because it was the
most difficult to do and I wanted it to be painted after
we finished painting the basement.
The stairway needed
to bring two looks together,
the industrial cottage from downstairs, and
my mix of Cottage styles from the main floor.
So, I pulled the Cathedral Grey, from the office
along the bottom half of the walls,
and a few shades lighter for the top half of
the walls. Natural Gray, to give it a lighter feel.
This little corner of our suburban cottage
is filled with a lot of memories, although it only
holds a few items, they are all very special.
The candle stick is one my mom gave to me, the Lucky Bamboo
is from my sister many many years ago, and the framed chalkboard
message was used during a very special and dear friends wedding reception.
It seems fitting as you head to the family room.
This watering can reminds me of
one of my favorite pleasures and past times, gardening.
And the cherry on top is the window
covering, it came from my Grandma. It has
a beautiful scalloped edge,so no hemming needed...
and it fit perfectly in this spot.
All I needed was a suspension rod and some ring clips.
I think that the total for the curtain was about $8.
Living in the subdivision that we do,
there are a lot of homes visible through this window.
Now you see them...
Now you don't!
It casts great shadows on the wall through out the day.
For the life of me I couldn't figure
out what to do about a light!
I really wanted to put a large sparkly chandelier
right in the center of this window, so it would
shine when the sun came through.
But, that came with WAY to much work,
climbing into the attic, rewiring,
and to top it off I dont think it would have worked well
with the window covering.
Until I found this little cutie!
It came with a black lampshade,
we changed it up for a neutral one and now it
works well in this space.
I am really happy with the results!
Paint is one of the most effective way
of changing the feeling of a room....
I am really enjoying the feeling of the
(I say that as I look at my kitchen)
Hope you enjoyed seeing the changes
in our stairway so far. Now I can start
working on my plans for filling
up that blank wall.
I am joining