Thursday, September 2, 2010

The Non-Reveal Reveal


I'm calling this the non reveal because it's not "done" but I wanted to show you the paint color! Although, with the amount things move around in this house, "done" is never really the case.


Ignore the air conditioner, I know it's ugly but you do not want to be around me when the temperature is 90 something degrees and there is no air. Just trust me on that one.





I ended up going with two colors. In the future we'll put a chair rail up but for now a roll of painters tape was a whole lot cheaper. The top is a light gray that I mixed and the bottom is my old favorite, Clear Moon by Behr.



It was a subtle change but the lighter color really made a difference in the room. Before the paint was very blue and I'm loving it toned down a bit.






I'm thinking of putting some sort of wall lamp on either side of the hutch. I had a candle sconce up but I think a soft light would be nice in here. Hopefully I can find something vintage that we can rewire.





And we finally got those lights switched around. I'm thrilled with how the schoolhouse light looks in the kitchen.












There's a special message on that chalkboard. More about that tomorrow.....





12 comments:

My Yellow House said...

You have so many beautiful things, I always get lost trying to look at everything! The dining room turned out gorgeous...loves the colors, and the hutch, and the cabinet, and the light....it's such a charming vintage room.
And, I always get so much inspiration from your kitchen - love the dresser.
Keep showing us pictures! :)
Sarah

Melissa Miller said...

Michelle the new paint colors are beautiful. Your home is looking so nice! I do love the schoolhouse light. Gorgeous! :)

Nancy said...

Love the paint colors; your entire house is beautiful!

Nancy

Theresa said...

Love the colors and a wonderful touch to make it two-tone! I voted for the shoolhouse light in the kitchen:) Love it! Have a blessed day and lots of fun in your gorgeous home!

Jen Kershner said...

I love it! It's completely gorgeous. Light and airy. My kind of room.

Darlene said...

It has turned out beautifully. I love the two colors!

Blondie's Journal said...

Everything is so beautiful, I have to compliment you on it all!! The two paint colors work well together and I love them both. Love that beautiful hutch, too. You did good!! :-)

xoxo
Jane

Red Gate Farm said...

Really like how this turned out. I'm going to have to check out the "clear moon" at home depot.

Chris

PS LOVE LOVE LOVE your kitchen light... just the one I've been wanting for my kitchen. Currently I have a very ugly fluorescent light from the 50's (it doesn't even have the capability to put a glass cover on it!).

Pine Tree Home said...

I like the little toile shade...did you make that?

Melanie @ The Tiny Tudor said...

Beatiful...I love the large florist sign, and light in the kitchen, and cake platter on the table...I could go one and on!

Sweet as June said...

beautiful!

tara said...

Love it! the new color is fantastic! I love that you did the two different colors and it will looks smashing with a chair rail as well~ your whole house is just darling, love the florist sign too!! happy weekend~ xo