I found this cool way of arranging frames on Pinterest (if you're not part of it, you should be!) and I got it in my head that I MUST do this on my big, empty wall.
That decision was made on Monday late afternoon.
Tuesday morning, I decided that it seemed silly to think that hanging photos in a new way was going to totally transform my world. What I really needed - was to paint!
I've wanted to paint some of the rooms since the day I moved in. All the walls are soft toned, pastel easter egg-style hues and I'm more of a bold color type of girl. I don't like a lot of pastel- and I'm surrounded by it here. I LoooooooooooVE my house - but I don't love the wall colors.
Tuesday at lunch, I went to The Home Depot and picked out about 15 different colors that I was considering. After work, I picked up 10 new matching frames for the wall design.
Wednesday after work, I went to the paint store and picked up a gallon of paint. With company expected to arrive in 40 hours. Plenty of time to do a small home improvement project, right??
I painted Thursday night, started hanging photos Friday morning. Luckily, my wonderful niece was able to help me hang the frames Friday night and it looks EXACTLY like I wanted it to!!!
Check it out:
Before - sandstone-peachy type color ALL over this space (it's a large open area that faces the dining table and the main living room where I hang out when friends come over):
|One lonely framed photo...|
|I painted the small wall headed down the hallway the same color. I think it comes across as much more orange in this photo...but regardless - LOVE it!!|
I am really amazed at how different the room looks every time I walk in. My only regret is that I didn't do it two years ago. I just LOVE it and can't wait to paint something else!