Friday, July 16, 2010

Not so Peachy-Keen

I have a peach hallway and I hate it.

I have nothing against peach.  My pal Michelle has a well-executed peach guest room.  It's a cheery shade of light peach on the walls with black and white furnishings.  It is well-planned, intentional peach.  My peach hallway was not well-executed.  It looks more like "I found this can of random peach paint on the oops shelf at Lowe's."  The peach color on the walls is what I would call "country peach".  If you've read my repainting adventures before, you'll know this house has no shortage of tan trim - even in the hallway.  Yep - flat country peach walls with flat tan trim.  Sorry for the poor picture quality.  It's partially because of the terrible paint and partially because my camera batter is charging so I used my phone!



I have a real loathing for trim painting.  So, rather than go nuts over the trim, I simply bought a shade of tan very similar to the tan (Glidden's Dapper Tan - cute name!) that was already there.  I used this similarly shaded semi-gloss color to quickly freshen up the trim.  Then I continued the Antique Beige (also Glidden) from my dining room up the stairs and down the hallway.  Perfect!



And, because I walk that hallway every morning - the wall art has purpose.  The first piece was a gift from Michelle for my birthday this year.  She snagged it at Vol25, and I want just about every other print in that shop!!  It says "I will be grateful for this day," over an image of clouds and rain.  A reminder to be grateful for every day - even the stormy ones. 


The second was a decal I chose.  Obviously most people wouldn't think a fire alarm is a good centerpiece for wall art, but oh well.  I like being reminded when I walk downstairs that every day holds the possibility for a miracle.  I still believe that my God is a God of miracles!



This morning, I visited Lowe's and bought some fabulous blue paint for my bedroom!  I'm so excited to get that room painted and I can't wait to share it with you!  I will be attempting my first ever accent wall! 

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3 comments:

  1. Love the new hallway color! Fresh, crisp, and inviting:)

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  2. Happy painting! I just finished a paint job in my dining room. I've concluded I'm too old for such things.

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  3. That hallway looks great! Whats with the red below the chair rail going down the steps-are you going to leave it like that or does it go with something in the downstairs?

    BR

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