My front room is finally finished and I am slowly putting it back together. I decided on Sea Pearl by Benjamin Moore, which is the same color I have in my office and bedroom. It’s a lovely shade of white with a bit of a greyish hue, that I can’t seem to get enough of. I usually use (and prefer) flat paint, but with Finn’s little fingers starting to grub up the walls here and there, I decided to switch to an eggshell finish so that the walls are at least wipeable.
We used to have a dated spray-on speckled finish to the walls, along with the wide horizontal stripes that the prior owner painted (and I never knew the colors to), and the ceiling was an awful texture that both Josh and I hated. My Dad smoothed both the walls and ceiling out to a nice flat finish and also filled in the recessed box above the mantle that I felt was too restricting.
It’s a nice fresh start to a space that I was tiring of. While I did enjoy the stripes for the six years we have lived here, I just wanted a change and a blank canvas to work with.
When all was painted and ready to decorate, the starkness was a bit of a shock. The trim and details don’t quite contrast the way they used to and the room just looked really white. However, I’ve lived with it for about a week now, and it’s growing on me. I keep making changes, and with the holiday decor taking center stage at the moment, it’s hard for me to imagine the room without all that fluff. But, I like it, and that’s all that matters.
Now, on to some holiday decor…. (sorry for the sheer volume of photos in this post, but I took them all weekend, so I had to share…)
These pictures were taken over the course of the last three days. They end with pictures from today, with Finn in his dinosaur jammies. I don’t think my poor tree is going to make it until Christmas. ;)
P.S. The grain sack dog bed, is from Maria at Dreamy Whites. Hannah and I both adore it!