Let's face it, some of us just have a hard time visualizing sometimes. My sweet hubby is in this category. Sometimes when I try to explain a "vision" I have for a project or room, he has a really hard time seeing where I'm trying to take him.
We've been thinking about paint around here. Today is our 6 month house-iversary and the only room I've painted so far is my baby boy's room. The family room is on my radar right now, it's driving me nuts. Here's what's going on...
I have a handful of ideas and my hubby was having a hard time seeing it, so I made a quick example in photoshop tonight...
ah, so much better. I wish it was that easy and it was already finished.
I'm going for a warmer tone on the walls, trimmed windows, larger darker mantle, more rustic detail, white ceilings.
Here's the other idea I have swimming around in my head...
This is the living room:
also on the driving me crazy list. Don't be bothered by those fabric scraps on the couch, that's what I'm thinking about for pillows.
And don't make fun of my mad photoshop skills, this was the best I could do in a quick way and I didn't want to sacrifice the time perfection would have cost, so we get what we get...
In case you can't tell (you can't??) that's board and batten style wainscoting, it's going to go 2/3 of the way up the wall, like this:
and there is already a pretty crown molding at the top, color is subject to vary of course, but I'm thinking a soft grayish-greenish-blue. And the lamp... not committed yet, I just randomly chose it.
What do ya think??
The good news is now the Hubs can see it, and he likes it, so we're forging ahead. It was a big "ah ha" moment for us... I like it when that happens.
As though I needed an extra project. I'm in the throes of a slip covering a chair, haven't started my upholstery project yet, have the master bedroom and my big boy's room halfway put together (even though I promised myself to go room by room) I think I have decorating ADD.
so this won't be done as soon as I would like, this weekend is also the arbor day tree sale in my little town and we're headed out to buy and plant some good trees (probably all day) because we don't have a single plant or tree on this lot yet... unless clover and dandelion and crabgrass count as a plant! :)
(Did I mention we are also landscaping?) :)