Thursday, May 6, 2010

Going blue...part 2

Before.....






Goodbye yellow...hello blue.






I love the new paint color and how it has totally changed the feel of the room. Though I love the yellow before I'm loving the blue even more. It's such a calming color that at times when the light is just right it will look blue, then sea foam green, to grey and then back to blue. It's been wild to see the different colors come out at different times of the day. I'm so grateful for my sweet husband and for all the work that was put into changing our walls. What a great birthday present. Though these things are truly not important and a couple of years ago I had no interest in any of this I do enjoy change like this and for me it's shown me that I can enjoy life again. Now I get to find or repurpose somethings to decorate above the cabinets and up on my big nook. Right now though I kind of like not having anything. I'm enjoying the simplicity of it all...less is sometimes more.











I put new fabric on my Grandma's chair along with some of the chairs around our kitchen table.

I need to get a curtain for the window. Most everything else though goes with the new paint color.






*** I've had a few people wanting to know the color of the paint. Here is the explanation on that:

I'm pretty sure the paint color is "Gentle Tide" by Glidden or "Reflecting Pool " CIL Glidden. I got the paint suggestions off of the blog "Just beachy" on my side bar.

We got a sample of both colors and took them home and put them on the bar. I'm pretty sure it was Gentle Tide by Glidden that we ended up using. Home Depot caries Glidden paint but at our store both paints were not availiable. They did have the "recipe" to mix them so that is what we did. We got a sample of each color and took them home and painted them on the bar. Once we decided on the color we took it to Kwall Howell and they matched the color.

8 comments:

Bridget said...

You did a great job! And you have a beautiful home....it's so clean. That's why you probably won't see too many photos of my house. h aha ah.

Eileen said...

I love the blue! And I love your house! Thanks for the tour.

She Made Mention said...

I need your help with my home. You are talented! I LOVE your beautiful home, what a blessing to have such a talent! GREAT job! Love the pictures :)

Melanie said...

I LOVE that new color. I'm looking to do a similar change - would you be willing to share the paint color?? Absolutely beautiful!

Andrea said...

Melanie:
I'm pretty sure the paint color is "Gentle Tide" by glidden or "Reflecting Pool " CIL Glidden. I got the paint suggestions off of the blog "Just beachy" on my side bar.

We got a sample of both colors and took them home and put them on the bar. I'm pretty sure it was Gentle Tide by Glidden that we ended up using. Home Depot caries Glidden paint but at our store both paints were not availiable. They did have the "recipe" to mix them so that is what we did. We got a sample of each color and took them home and painted them on the bar. Once we decided on the color we took it to Kwall Howell and they matched the color.

{ Bethany } said...

Oooo, it looks great!! Your home is so relaxing and pretty!

~Bethany

Melanie said...

Thank you, Andrea! (I hope you don't care if I copy you!)

drans007 said...

I LOVE THE BLUE TOO. Isn't it nice when changes turn out better than you expected?