It’s hotter than ever here in Michigan which means I’m spending more time in the air conditioning and needed something to do. Of all things I picked the thing I hate the most, PAINTING! I popped into Lowe’s and gathered a bunch of paint samples in gray tones, off whites, and beige to help me make my decision.
Let me tell you gray is a hard one to get right, in my home it can look green or even blue depending on what I put it with or what time of the day I looked at it. The same with off whites, some look peachy and others have a yellow cast. I finally decided on Granite (dark gray), Almond (off white gray, light gray tone), Analytical Gray (a muddy concrete gray tone), and Dark Walnut (a brown black tone).
Picking the paint colors alone was quite a challenge but I’m very happy with what I’ve picked. I swapped out the chair slipcovers for Mocha, and Gray on the sofa. I was really tired of bright colors in my home and neutralizing it makes it feel more homey to me. I know that sounds crazy, but maybe there more relaxing colors.
This will be the last slipcover change for me. JCPenney discontinued their Friday Furniture line so I won’t be able to get my hands on them again. That’s okay by me I’ll be ready for something new by then anyway. I’m still watching Ebay to see if anyone list the sofa slip in Mocha and the chair slips in Gray. If I see them I’ll purchase but I’m not holding my breath for them.
I was so disappointed to see the slips discontinued. JCPenney finally got them right, they’re now made from doeskin and have better zipper placement making them a breeze to change. I won’t even go back to my old colors, they are to hard to get on and my hands pain me for days after the swap.
If you follow me on INTAGRAM, you know I took my yellow barstools to the stripper to have the paint removed. They’ll have them for 2 weeks and once I get them back I plan on staining them. My plan is to NOT touch them with paint ever again. Then I have the yellow corner cabinet in the dining room to paint and the house will all be neutral tones.
I’m also wanting to paint the kitchen island to a dark gray, probably the same gray as the coffee table legs but I’m chicken. I so love the off white, but it’s impossible to keep clean. I know it’s only paint and can be repainted at any time but for a girl who HATES to paint it sounds like a lot of work.
By the way I forgot to mention I did absolutely no staging in these photos. I decided to show you just how we live and what the place looks like on a daily basis. You may have noticed I didn’t even iron the slipcovers I just put them on wrinkles and all, and I swapped out the curtains for short sheers. I now the short curtains don’t look the best but the floor lenght ones get in the way of the air conditioning vents. So I had to make a temporary change, I guess it’s not always about the look!
JUST CLICK THE PHOTO BELOW TO SEE THE LIVING ROOM WITH DIFFERENT LOOKS