We finally have a finished accent wall in our living room. Way back in July, I took the living room by storm and painted every wall. Every wall except the accent wall that is facing the sofa. For months, we sported a quirky and totally artsy wall, decorated with…paint swatches.
As time passed, the swatches multiplied like bunnies,
(by the way, check how to DIY your own perfect grey and greize):
Well it was about time to finish that part of the living room so,
I employed help:
With an extra set of hands (to do pretend painting and move my tools all over the place), it was a
breeze fun challenge but it certainly made things less boring and our little one happy.
[For anyone that is worried about The Cute, the paint tray is dried out, the wall is dry and the roller is washed clean and dry (or you’d hear me yelping”NOOOooooo!”). We are at the point where I am gathering up all supplies.]
Without further ado…Oh wait a minute, you should see how it used to look. This is the old color, from when I was scraping the popcorn ceiling:
And this is now:
See the shine up on the ceiling? I made that! Well, I removed the popcorn ceiling and sanded for an eternity, in order to get that shiny result – and that is just plain flat paint on that ceiling.
This photo shows the color more accurately:
Much, much prettier:
I have big plans for a low console-slash-sideboard under the tv but meanwhile, we use the two sidetables I made last year using the tutorial I mention here. I slid a basket to keep the many cables and plugs in one place (until the aforementioned console comes to make everything better).
I felt like something was missing though…
Aaah, much better:
And as soon as she reached for the plugs, she was out of there. I got her out that is and gave her a hand sander (don’t worry: she can’t sand hard enough to produce the – dangerous if inhaled – dust) and a clean brush and she happily went about all the walls of the house with them.
Hours of entertainment I tell you! 🙂