Here's the color I want to paint it, Benjamin Moore's Revere Pewter. Are you familiar with it?
But, confession time, now that the decorations are down, I kinda wish we had painted. I LOVE our house, I HATE overhead, bright lighting, but the rooms can seem so dark at times.
Reading Katie's blog post about painting furniture white got me really looking at my furniture in my rooms. I already painted my coffee table... but it there anything else I can paint?
I need your help on how to lighten it up the room. (P.S. I don't have funds to get new lights or cabinets installed or buy new furniture or slipcovers. I'm looking for frugal ideas!)
The most recent pictures I have of the main rooms are from Halloween, which is why you see my Halloween Mantel in the background and pumpkins all around.
When we had the house renovated 8 years ago, we had the walls taken down between the kitchen, family, living, and dining rooms. We have 4 white columns that separate the two larger spaces, and we love it that it is the open concept. How many times have you gone to a get-together and everyone ends up in the kitchen anyway?
Here's the main living room:
You can see the DIY board and batten treatment in the background hallway and foyer. I think the reason I love this treatment so much is because it's white! Just to the right of the columns is our dining table. I don't know why I didn't take any pictures of it or that space. It's a brown pub table and there's a brown buffet under the windows as well as a large black shelving-type unit over there, too.
This view is from the kitchen. Here's looking into the kitchen:
Of course, when I look at this picture, I just see all the things I want to do:
I love it... it just seems so dark to me. I need some white!
Here's the sitting area just to the left of the space pictured above:
I love my huge chalkboard mirror with the white frame. My gallery wall needs lots of TLC. Maybe a complete overhaul! Notice the brown leather chair and ottoman, brown rug, brown side tables, black chairs, brown dining table, brown floor... sad.
Can you help me? Is there something that I should paint? Other ideas on how to lighten up the space?
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