Saturday, February 4, 2012

PROGRESS - Afters, and living room walls...

Remember this chair? It was a freebie. Last October, I had a plan. I patched it up and painted it.

I painted it a lovely shade of green - John Deere Green. 

When too much of a good thing began to drag me down, I decided to lighten up and use green as an accent only in a mostly white space. So, another can of gloss white Rustoleum spray paint later, and here it is:

And, in keeping with my quest for my white environment, here are more "after" photos of recent projects:

In case you didn't see it, here is the before:

And another white component for my future white living room:

Here's what it looked like yesterday morning:

You probably didn't notice the biggest thing I did today. Look again at the first photo and then the third photo. Still don't see it? It's my new wall color! Or maybe the lack thereof. When my son came home after work today, he said, "It smells like paint. What color is that? Paint?" Meaning it was colorless. He's color blind so it probably annoyed him. 

It is actually a custom color I mixed myself - from a variety of off-white paints mixed with "earthy mushroom taupe" left from my daughter's room last summer. It's a light warm gray. Just dark enough to contrast nicely with my glossy white trim. I've painted one wall and parts of two others. 

There are  more "afters" to show you, but I'll save them for another post this week! Now, better get back to my projects.

Word for the Day:

Psalm 122:7
May there be peace within your walls and security within your citadels.

May the Peace of the Lord be with you!


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Jan@southernjunkin' said...

Oh I love the whites! Good job!

A Mother and A Daughter said...

All of the makeovers look great! Everything is really coming together nicely!!! ~ Barbara

Darcie (My Modern Country) said...

Oh gosh-I love ALL of your projects! And your new paint looks perfect!!

I'm a new follower :)

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

I bet the color is pretty, but what happens if you need to repair a spot and are out of your paint? You won't be able to match it. Love the chair.

Clara said...

I love the white. It's so restful. I REALLY like that lamp/finial the carving is really pretty. You have inspired me to get out the paint.

Clara from Redeemed Junk and Stuff

Courtney said...

Your white theme is really coming along... Keep up the good work!!

Sharon said...

You are doing some awesome could you shoot some of that energy my way?? I really like that paint color!

outjunking said...

Ok,girlfriend what vitamin are you taking? Because I sure use some of your energy. Everything is just dreamy, I notice that wall first it. You are an inspiration.

DallyGirl @ Lifeat2810 said...

Everything is looking wonderful!! Loving all of the white!

Leslie said...

What a great chair!

Peggy~PJH Designs said...

I'm loving all that white. Beautiful job on the chair.

A Few Pennies said...

All your projects turned out so pretty; love your style and sweet blog!

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Nice makeovers Tamala, and yes, I noticed the walls. Nice job.

Amanda Dale said...

Huge fan of the white chair! Thanks for linking up at Cowgirl Up! Hope to see you next week!

Anonymous said...

Love the chair in white. You do a beautiful job spray painting. Could you post some tips?


cathy@my1929charmer said...

Love the chair and the new color on the walls. Like the urn? also. Everything looks good white, chair, urn and foot stool, great job. Thanks for sharing you creative inspiration at Sunday's Best Par.tay!

Ivy and Elephants said...

You are a vision in white! (couldn't resist that one!) Everything is coming together beautifully. Thanks so much for sharing with us at WIW. Can't wait to see what you have planned for next week!