Thursday, September 23, 2010

Our VA Home

We decided to paint in this house. We've never done it before but we really wanted this place to feel more like a home and none ever really did with the white walls, they just felt transitory (is that a word?). Especially with this being an older house it really needed to be pumped up. We got the three main rooms done before the furniture showed up and have slowly done the others. We still are deciding whether we're going to paint our room and the upstairs bathrooms but we'll get there. Here are pics of what we've done so far.
We used 'Betty Ross House' blue in the living room. Before we got everything in it looked pretty bright but it's a nice pop with everything in there. I really love it. I put up our 'where we've lived' posters above the TV. And the family pics we took in Hawaii over the book case. I'll add some of the ones I shared in the previous post up there when I make hard copies.
Seating in the living room. Kat Reeder art to the left and Heather Brown art to the right. Both outstanding Hawaii artists. I was waiting for a few pieces when this was took
The computer area and Eric's "I love me" wall. We're hoping to get a new file cabinet soon, make the area look more cohesive.

This is a close up of my Kat Reeder wall. I've just found 2 new ones of her that I'll hopefully be adding to the collection soon.
We used a tan in the downstairs half bath. We put up some old pin-up style recruitment posters and got some corner shelves to show off some of Eric's Marine Corps nutcrackers. I'm really pleased with how it turned out.

We used a dark olive green in the dining room and put up the Hawaiian god illustrations I have. We'll eventually get some frames for them but they're on odd size so it'll take a while. We may eventually rearrange the picture layout to fit in some shelves to showcase our crystal and all our ball mugs.
Dining and Entryway. I am planning on stripping and resurfacing that dresser which Eric's Aunt Minnie gave to us. Not sure when I'll get to it but I'm excited for the challenge.

Our entryway. We went with a colonial gray. It's one of my favorite colors in the house.
Joey picked out a lavender for her room and both girls have glitter stirred into the paint. It's really pretty on the walls. Jo said her room was 'just bootiful' when we were done. Made all the hard work worth it.

Ryelie went for 'Lucky Clover' in her room. We're looking for more posters and a new bed, so Jo can have Rye's. Rye made it clear she wanted NO GIRLY COLORS! Greens and blues. We might be able to get some purple but definitely no pink. *sniff sniff*

1 comment:

Layla said...

I love the house, it looks so warm and lovely!