I’ve had a whirlwind couple of weekends – two weddings of two long-time friends (one of whom I’ve known since birth!), and lots of time with dear friends I rarely see. I haven’t had much time for house projects, but I did manage to squeeze in a day of painting. The family room transformation has begun and I am so, so excited. In case you missed it, this room is on the main floor and is our primary lounge space – a copious amount of Netflix is watched in here during the winter months.
It is a testament to the diverting power of television that we managed to spend so much time in this room. Behold the overcooked egg:
I used Miller Paint’s Crystal Ball on the walls with Casper White on the ceiling and trim. I also did a little Restor-a-Finish/Howard Feed n’ Wax combo on the window frames. The room feels so much fresher and brighter. Crystal Ball is the same color I used in my living room and hallway, and the newly unified color palette really improves the flow through the downstairs. Here’s the view standing in the freshly painted room and looking through the hallway and into the living room:
This summer has been uncomfortably and uncharacteristically hot. My eyes and soul are yearning (pining, longing, aching) for the emerald greens of Oregon’s rainy winter. The scorched browns and yellows of our yard have me dreaming of turning our family room into a verdant oasis.
I haven’t had any luck yet with finding a secondhand couch. I missed out by mere minutes on what looked like a good possibility on Craigslist. I’m bummed but I’ve been telling myself that even though it looked great in the photo, it definitely smelled of mildew or cat pee or worse (if there is a worse? maybe dead whale). And so the hunt continues. In other progress news, I ordered some fabric swatches for the recliner, and I’ve been eyeballing this light fixture from Schoolhouse Electric:
I’m happy to have the painting done, and planning a monochromatic green room sure makes the design process easy (I’m kidding… sort of). I’m looking forward to doing some research to find plants that will thrive in the west-facing space. The way I see it, the function of an indoor jungle is two-fold: Not only are plants beautiful, but their improvement of air quality will surely mitigate some of the brain-deadening effects of winter nights spent glued to the boob tube. I mean, right?
Please keep your fingers crossed that I find an odor-free couch soon, and have a great week!