Painting the Monster

Let’s catch up.  Stephen and I have been working our tails off ’round these parts lately, but now that our crazy week and Stephen’s birthday weekend are over, we’ve got a minute to relax and fill you in.

Remember when I mentioned all the work we wanted to do in our living room? Well, we definitely didn’t cross everything off our living room list this past week, but we did take a big step in the right direction by PAINTING THE MONSTER… DUM DUM DUMMMMM.

The winning color?  Valspar’s Sage Bud.  What can I say?  I’m a Valspar girl.

Sage Bud

We borrowed a tall ladder (thanks Leslie and Chris!), bought our paint, and came home from Little Rock last Sunday ready to attack those walls with full force.  Luckily we were able to get the smallest wall prepped and painted Sunday night, which helped our progress the rest of the week tremendously.


The next 3 nights were spent climbing ladders, brushing down the cobwebs from our 16′ ceilings, and painting away…


Finally on Thursday night, the living room had gone from a series of paint swatches…



… to a work in progress…


… to finally a cohesive living space.




Ahh, the power of paint.

Here’s a close up of my favorite area of the room – our little art wall.


Now we finally have a place important enough to display our college diplomas, along with a piece of art we received as a wedding gift (square in upper right), a sweet little bouquet painting I found, and my favorite piece of my own art (top center).  The best part is that the colors bring so much life to the room and fit the look I was after perfectly!

But that’s not where our busy week stopped.  Stay tuned to hear about my new craft room, Stephen’s birthday, two weddings, and more Halloween decor!

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