I had no intentions to redecorate our living room anytime soon. That was until Mr. Woodsy scored all that furniture last month during his morning walk with our dog.
I fell in love with the entertainment stand and knew that I wanted to redo it. Paint it bold, remove the tacky particle board on the back, give it some sexy new legs… you know. RE-DO IT!
Plus I loved these pictures… I wanted to use them in our house, and the only place I could think about incorporating them was in our living room. I’ve been tired of our living room for over the past year now.
It is beige, beige, with a touch of beige.
I decided to take the flower prints as part inspiration of colors to redo our living room. That’s when I decided I wanted our new color scheme to be navy blue, light blue, white, and green. You might notice in the picture above that their is a green accent wall peeking through the photo… thats where our dining room is.We also have a green area rug under the table and a green runner in the kitchen. We have an open floor plan so its important that whatever I decide to go with it all flows in all three open rooms.
I created an Olioboard and found some inspirations and patterns that I’ve found around the web. Most of these came from either West Elm or Target. I’m loving the blue throw… hope to find an inexpensive one! This gave me a good idea where to start–what I like, etc…
I found this piece of outdoor fabric at my favorite local home fabric store. I was looking for a fabric that incorporated the light blue, navy blue, white, and green. Since I haven’t been able to find the perfect table cloth I figured I would make one. Thankfully outdoor fabric is very durable so I don’t’ think I’ll have to worry about multiple washes in the washing machine and the fabric fading. Once I got a sample piece of fabric I then went to Home Depot and began looking for paint swatches.
Next up, time to paint some sample paint swatches on our striped living room wall.
Painting BEHR’s Lakeside Mist.
I decided to paint the same color on both dark and light stripe to see if I saw a difference. In this picture I’m painting BEHR’s Ice Flower. I did paint a swatch on the opposite side of the room to see how I like it with different lighting since this is practically direct lighting. I’m still not feeling the paint color.
Last Friday, on my day off, I scoured JoAnn Fabrics & Hobby Lobby and found both paisley prints that I love and work within my color scheme. Although I’d like to note that the dark blue paisley is the most I’ve ever spent on fabric. Luckily, I had a gift card that I had saved from my birthday in April!
So, what do you think? The fabric is purchased–I just need to find the time to sew pillow covers.
I’m not fond of my paint choices.
My good friend Sarah of While They Snooze, recently found the photo above on Clinerose Design in Bloom featuring rooms that Little Green Notebook had put together. I wish I knew what color code and brand of paint that blue wall is. That’s the blue I want for my living room. The green is close to what I’ll be painting our media stand… so if anyone has suggestions on a shade of blue (preferably BEHR) I’d love some input!