A (Kind Of?) Blank CanvasMonday, January 28, 2013
Back in August, I posted that nausea-inducing home tour
of our new place, and I talked about how excited I was to decorate
everything and how I'd be blogging about it. You've probably noticed
that it hasn't happened.
It's not that I haven't felt like doing it (trust me, I have), I just haven't had the money to. We literally haven't had ANY extra money. Thankfully, we're going to be bringing in more income in the coming months (and just in time for rummage sale season - SCORE!), so there's going to be a lot of DIY and decorating (and blogging about it, of course!) going on.
Our lease is up in July, but our landlord needs to know if we're planning on staying now. We weren't necessarily planning to, but since we weren't planning on making this decision for another three or four months, it was a bit of a surprise. Given our short time frame, and the fact that we don't know how things will be six months from now, we've decided to stay. We figure this will end up being more economical for us in the long run; we'll be able to build up our credit, maybe start saving for a down payment on a house, and make some improvements/upgrades around our current place (not to mention FINALLY go on vacation!).
The first thing I want to do is PAINT THESE WALLS!
Whoever was in charge of painting these walls was possibly on drugs or something at the time, because there is no method to the madness. The living room (as well as the back of the hallway) is painted a tan, fleshy color (it legitimately looks like a Barbie or something, or, as I call it, naked people). It's not attractive. The guest room/office/hopefully future nursery that's currently being used as a dumping ground for stuff and the kitchen are painted a light gray that seems to have the tiniest touch of lavender in it. The bathroom and laundry room (which is right off our bedroom) are green, and not a bad green, but it seems weird in the bathroom for some reason. Our bedroom is brown, and I don't like it. The front of the hallway is a deep, almost navy, blue, and it's the only color I actually kind of like.
The first room I want to paint is definitely the living room. It's absolutely terrible. Walls should never be flesh-colored. I'm not entirely sure, but I think I might like a light blue in there, like Behr Sugar Pool.
As for the guest room/office/hopefully future nursery, since we're hoping it will one day be a nursery, I'll probably paint it the color I want to paint a nursery, which is Behr Carolina Parakeet.
I'm not sure about the hallway -- I might paint it the same color as the living room to keep things from feeling so disjointed.
As for the bathroom, I definitely want to go lighter. Even though it's a small bathroom, I want to create a place that feels clean, fresh, and serene. I'm thinking maybe something like Behr Minty Frosting (or maybe even a bit lighter!).
I'm still undecided on the master bedroom. I'll get back to you on that one.
As for the kitchen, I've debated leaving it alone, but I suppose we'll see about that one too (I'm so freaking indecisive).
I've always been drawn to cool colors (though I LOVE yellow), so I'm not at all surprised to see shades of blues and greens on this list.
What do you think? Have you used any similar shades?