Monday, January 19, 2009

Paint Pleasure


Behold, the islands of plastic:

And also the still, as of today, garlanded railing:

The hallway masked and "cut in":

The trim redone in the living room - I know the difference appears subtle, but in real life? I assure you it's a huge difference.

For years, we have been surrounded by white with a heavy undertone of pink to it - gack! It really offended my sensibilities. Actually, it just made it feel very cave-like (and pepto bismolish) here at Chez Organic.

Behold, yet another island of plastic (these painters are awesome - they covered every square inch of anything not meant to be painted with either paper or plastic and they were impossibly fast - vampire painters, if you will). Perhaps I got a bit too much sun in California.

On the left is the new color, on the right is the old. Good riddance I say! While it is not a striking or bold difference, it has lightened my mental load immensely. There is a feeling of openness about the place. Gone is the feeling of claustrophobia.

Ta da! The end result. I think I might make it until spring now.

I just have to hang everything back up, arrange furniture and find something for that enormous wall. Suggestions, anyone?

Don't forget to stop by Lara's Talk About Tuesday and see her quilted pillowcases. Cute!

10 comments:

Chocolate on my Cranium said...

The color looks beautiul! Very similar to what I painted my kitchen in my old brand new house we built before moving here.

As for the wall I don't have any grand ideas - I'm not good at decorating.

b. said...

What color did you use? I likey.

Mrs. Organic said...

ComC - me either, obviously. I can never commit.

b - Ralph Lauren Oatmeal

Lindy said...

Beautiful! Your painters did a great job! I can't stand builder's beige with pink undertones either. YUCK! Very nice color choice as well.

mnkristy said...

Nice color...very warm. I like it!

Lammy said...

Gorgeous.

My opinion?
Those gorgeous wrought iron square (diamond?)hanging things....
like the ones on this web site:

http://www.wroughtirondecorstore.com/largewalldecor.html

Lammy said...

...or the round ones shown there are nice...

Mrs. Organic said...

I like the idea of iron on the wall - not too heavy but fills the space.

Anonymous said...

yeah, i hate pink undertones too. my wall color (for most of the house, of course) has peachy pink undertones - drives me batty! good job making the change - glad it helps to cheer you!

--alisha

Mike and Kenna Bartholomew said...

I like the way it turned out, it does lighten it up. Great choice of color.