Saturday, August 22, 2009

The Big Reveal

It was just like walking onto the set of an HGTV show when I got home Thursday. Even though it wasn't completely done, it was such an enormous change. It looks SO much better! If you want to know what it looked like before, just picture everything in off white (or go find old pictures - I can't even stand to look at them anymore).

That large painting might have to move. I'm not sure if the blue mat goes with the "Silvermist" walls. It doesn't look that bad in this picture, but it kind of looks odd in real life.

The weird thing about the paint color is that it looks greener over by the green chair, and bluer over by the blue-matted picture.

It's really hard to get a good picture that shows you what it actually looks like. The only thing that matters is that it looks SO MUCH BETTER. And all of the gawdawful orange (that was supposed to be terracotta) is gone. Hallelujah!
The white trim really pops! I need to repaint the front door and the door to the garage. Maybe I'll do that today while BJ and the kids are at a party. I have a cold so I'm skipping it - sorry Jane!

What do you think?


The Moniak Family said...

Absolutely beautiful! You're right... the white "pops" nicely!

Fran said...

Looks great, but hard to get a real idea of the color. Love the "popping" trim :)

I'll have to stop over some time to get the true "AAH" effect.

mwiesjahn said...

Love it!! It's amazing what paint can do!!!

Did they paint the kitchen too? I would love to see those pictures as well!

Kathryn said...

Looks B-E-A-utiful!!! I love our silvermist family room and I agree that it is a bit likea chamelion in its color morphing properties.

Have the T-shirt said...

Looks great. People tend to be too afraid of 'color', but color is our friend.

Heather said...

I so totally want the painter guy's contact info.

Also, color is not merely my friend, it is my link to sanity. The builder's beige in this house has GOT to go.