Saturday, April 12, 2008

What a little paint can do

I am always astounded by the transformation that paint can make in a room. This is what our livingroom looked like when we bought the house.


This past week we finally turned our attentions to some of the space outside the kitchen. This is how the livingroom looked today.

We're not even done, but to me this is a stunning transformation! It seems the dimensions of the room have changed entirely. I am so happy with the way this is beginning to look I can hardly tell you! What seemed like such a boring fireplace even looks like it has possibilities.

For June, who recently painted her office "Sweet Baby Rose" and was bemused by the name of the color, my dramatic wall color is "Spiced Carrot". I think the person that names the Miller Paint colors has a good time.

12 comments:

  1. WOW! Fabulous color! You Portland quilters really have an eye - must be the dreary winters.

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  2. Wow! talk about "raising the roof!"

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  3. What great colors! The courage!
    I am ashamed to say that my entire house is the same day-old-oyster color it was when we moved in ten years ago!

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  4. You did banish the blues. Spiced Carrot is a perfect color for you (according to the colors in your blog banner).

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  5. Arline8:27 AM

    YUMMY!!!! Now the fireplace pops!

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  6. We were perplexed with what to do with the fireplace in our dining room. It was if it was the focal point and took over. We contemplated painting it a neutral color. Then we painted the room a bright, warm yellow and vavoom, the fireplace looked right at home. I, too, love what a paint color can do and I love how it make the sight line of your living room soar.

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  7. Much more dramatic with the color carried up to the rafters!
    I just came back from the International Quilt fest in Chicago and I must say your quilt looked great in person!!The way you worked the checker board pattern into the quilt is impressive.

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  8. I also just saw your quilt at the Int. Quilt Festival in Chicago today. They look great on your blog but even more wonderful in person.

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  9. It really draws your eye up to the ceiling, doesn't it?

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  10. Love the paint color and the name makes it even better.

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  11. Oh yeah, baby! I have to learn to be less timid with housepaint. I thought I was taking a big step in painting the frame around the new garden window in the bathroom something other than white. But it turns out to be about the same medium value, and almost the same hue, as the DIY cabinetry that the original owners painted 40 or 50 years ago. Ho hum. Next time I'll have to try me some spiced carrot or the blue-green equivalent, whatever that might be.

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  12. Yowzer: what a difference! I LOVE it!!

    xo

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