Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Re-doing the living room






I hated our living room from the 1st moment I saw it. It took me 2 yrs living with it before I took on the battle of taking down the wallpaper; and another year looking at the scraps that I could not reach.
Finally, last week I got a wild hair and took down the remaining wallpaper.
What was uncovered was very interesting. Under 2 layers of wallpaper/texture & paint were multi colored walls: 2 shades of green, gold, pink, purple & blue, there were also sections of plaster and or concrete type stuff (where the old wood stove would have been). I had to re plaster because the walls were very much pitted. Re plastering was a day long (Mothers Day actually) event.
Yesterday, I painted 3 walls and some of the ceiling a pale green.
Today, I painted the accent wall (poppy red - I love poppies).
I've come to the conclusion that the green walls look like the inside of a cucumber OR all together the room looks like a watermelon? I dunno, but I do know that I like it!

2 comments:

courtney said...

Ooh I like it too! Nice work my friend. I'll have to stop by and see it in person. Perhaps you should drink a watermelon margarita in there to set the celebration mood.

StarvnRtist said...

Thx Court. :)