Where does your inspiration come from?
Have you noticed sometimes it comes
from something you least expect?
We are getting ready for a major painting expedition throughout much of our home. And I needed to find just the right accent color for the living room, entry, stairway and downstairs hall.
Piece of cake right?
I thought so but NOT!
It took me forever!
I knew exactly what I wanted
but you get cross-eyed after
staring at all those little squares.
Trip after trip - I have more
sample paints than I can count!
Too blue - too bright - too nursery.
My poor walls! LOL. :)
I am a visual person. I have to see
color before I can choose.
I had to put a small sample of
each one I tried on the walls
that are going to be the accent color.
Seemed like it should be so simple.
But it turned out to be very difficult.
Until yesterday when I was wrapping a
That's the color!
I went running to Mark
"LOOK! I FOUND IT!"
And he looked at the ribbon
I held in my hand and said
"I think you've finally got it."
I took in to Lowes, they matched it,
I brought it home and threw a square
sample up on each wall...
That's it on the left.
These "sea glass" bottles from Pottery Barn
were my inspiration.
As for the other color that will be on the majority of walls, I'm just going to carry the color I already have in the dining room into the entry and living room. Easey peasey!
I'm so glad because I really was going cross-eyed...
I've ordered my drapes...decided on the hard ware... had to change my plans for the sofa and loveseat - it's looking like I'm going to have them recovered.
So...now I just have to find FABRIC!