We moved into our "new to us" home a couple of years ago and I have a LOOONG list of rooms that need makeovers. When Superman goes out of town I seem to get sooo much done! For some reason I just don't feel like sleeping much when he's not here. Anyway, so his last trip was a doosey- 3 weeks!
You know what that meant?
Yeah, makeover time!
Here are some pictures of my main living room wall before...
Excuse the clutter. I have kids. We live here. :)
After playing around with a few colors for the walls. I decided to keep the walls pretty neutral because I had other ideas for bringing color in. I went lighter and less "pinky".
Much more refreshing.
See that fireplace? Yeah, it's hard to miss.
I know. I've never been a big fan of river rock.
I think it's something about all the colors and just the look in general I guess.
What to do?
I had a SUPER great idea, but no one agreed with me.
The more everyone told me I shouldn't do it, the more I wanted to do it and make them all
eat their words!
I decided that I wanted to do an antique white wash over all of the rocks. Picture it...a nice old white with a distressed glaze over top.
I was in LOVE with the idea!
I tried finding pictures of others who MUST have had that idea before...nope.
Made me want to do it even more.
But, then I painted the walls.
The light walls screamed for a dark fireplace.
How could they do that to me?!
Dang you walls!!
I was so disappointed!!!
If any of you have a river-rock fireplace and darkish walls..PLEASE let me fulfill my dream!!??
Rather than lightening the fireplace, I stained the whole thing...dark.
I love it!
Almost as much as I would have if I had been able to paint it.
But then there was the mantle. Bleck. Needs to change...
Cue some Annie Sloan Chalk Paint...
Better, definitely, but still not what I wanted.
So then this happened...
And finally this is where I landed with this baby...
Chalk paint, some cracked plaster, glaze. Yep. Fun times!
I feel soo much better! How bout you?
Do you like my dark rocks better than the river rock mayhem?
Tell me whatcha think.
I've got an empty trailer, and a load of furniture to pick up!
It's like Christmas morning..almost...I'm not wearing my jammies!
I've got some super exciting things brewing with my business.
Can't tell you yet.