Well we did it! After a lot of eye lash batting on my end and huffs and puffs on Jon’s end we finally came to terms that the living room was going PINK!
Originally our living room had a brown/white/cream/orange with pops of blue color combo. Slowly I started to tweak things and we are now working with a white/cream/orange/pink/yellow/green combo. I wanted to inject a bit of black into the space so the brown needed to go.
We were going to paint it ourselves, but we’ve been working till really late every day and most weekends so we needed a rest. Craigslist to my rescue. My normal paint guy would have charged me a lot ($400-$600). I went on Craiglist and placed an ad under their gigs section and able to find many people willing to do it for $150. I had my pick of people to choose from.
I picked Martha Stewart Magnolia Grandiflora:
I loved the shade, but haven’t loved the actual MS paint line (Sorry Martha! Still your biggest fan) so I had it made in Behr Paint and Primer in 1. My dark brown walls only took 2 coats to disappear.
*Normally I have no problems getting a paint color from one brand made using another brand as the base, but this time we were told that employees are getting in trouble for doing this so in order to still get it done the employee helping us simply ripped a piece of our paper swatch so that it didn’t say MS and color matched it.
So on Saturday we went from this:
Please excuse the messy room. I just wanted to get pictures with some sunlight so I started snapping away.
The color really is barely there, but with all of the white accents in the room you can really see the pink tone to it. I’m happy and Jon’s happy.
Oh course one change leads to another and I totally want to forgo my striped chair and white sofa and get two smaller sofa’s to flank the fireplace. We shall see. I think I’m going to live with it for awhile before I make any purchases.
Can’t wait to finish putting everything back in the room. See, we are almost finished..ah who am I kidding I’m never finished when it comes to my house.