|30+ PAINT SAMPLES. Since buying our new house, I have considered going a lot of different directions with our living room (actually our whole house remodel) so I tried out a lot of different paint colors in the living room to see how they felt. I finally decided I want deep blue walls. You can read about how I made that choice and how I started this project in Part 1 HERE. Now, is trying out 30+ paint samples for one room a bit nutty? Yes. But, color really does affect my mood greatly so I want to find a good color and also, at least it was just samples. It's not like I painted the whole room different shades of the same color SEVEN TIMES or anything. *cough* Like I did in our first house *cough* Believe me, my husband has his fingers crossed this living room process won't be a repeat of the never ending (or it felt that way) search for the right shade of green for the family room in our old house. I've got my fingers crossed, too, to be honest. We tested out a bunch of blues and went with Sherwin Williams Byzantium. It is over the mantel in the picture above.|
|NEW MODERN STYLE LAMPS. By the way, I ordered 2 of these lamps for the living room. Originally, I was looking for gold lamps with chain links, but then I saw these and thought I'd see how I like them.|
|LIKE THIS, BUT NOT AS TALL. I got the idea for gold leaf chain link lamps when I saw a lamp like this on sale at Last Call here in Austin, but it had only 2 large links. I thought it looked cool.|
A CHANDELIER. I am also in the market for a chandelier for the living room. I have a LOT of different ideas for it, but lately, I've been thinking about a metal/gold leaf drum. I saw the one below. My husband made a face when I showed it to him. He wasn't digging it. I'm not sold on it exactly, but it is staying with me so I haven't ruled it out either. Also? I'm worried about OD'ing on the gilt in the room at some point. I am going to use some gold leaf sconces Reba gave me for over the mantel and I am even toying with a gold leaf glass coffee table. Hmmm. So many options.
If you have some ideas/feedback, then please share it. I won't get my feelings hurt even if you say you hate it all. I would honestly appreciate hearing views especially if someone can tell me *WHY* they don't like it. It will help me think thru my choices.
WRITTEN BY ELDAROSE
|Part 3 of my Living Room Project is HERE|
The party I plan to join when I finish.
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