Well, you probably already figured out that I've been leaning towards a much lighter look in my home. I've really started falling for the Swedish, grey and white color scheme and less cluttered look. So.............I made some more changes to my family room to go along with that look.
First, I decided to paint over the dark brown walls in the bay window area.
Immediately, I loved the new grey color (Fawn Brindle from Sherwin Williams) in that area.
I loved it so much that I didn't want to put the drapes back up. I liked the white trim from the windows against the new grey color. Besides, I still have my white sheers hanging up for privacy so I didn't feel like the windows were completely naked! Ha!
Then, I couldn't just leave the fireplace mantel in it's dark brown color either. I decided to paint it white to match the trim and help it coordinate with the rest of the room better.
It's funny, because now it's back to its original color! Ha!
I'm really loving my changes so far. Now, I'm going to have to paint my transom window opening in here too. It's such a domino effect, isn't it?
The room feels bigger and much brighter now. I'm really loving it for summer!
Speaking of summer, lots of things happening around here. School is out this Friday. My oldest son is graduating from high school on May 30th. His last day was last Friday. He plans on going to a local college and pursuing a bachelors degree in business. I was surprised to hear that he wanted to continue his education for so many more years because while he was in high school, he complained and couldn't wait for school to be over. I guess he has finally matured and realized how important his education really is!
The subdivision pool just opened this weekend, so I'm sure I'll be there alot this summer with my 11 yr old. Let's just say I'll be there more than I want to be. Ha!
My hydrangeas are blooming outside and are the prettiest shade of purple.
Just wish my bushes were as big as my sister's. Hers are truly stunning!
Thanks for stopping by!
~ Kelly ~
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