July 14, 2011

Goodbye Mr. Red!

For many years I had a love affair with red walls in my home.    It was warm and cozy and everyone loved it.   But starting this weekend the last of the red walls in my home will be gone!    I had my sunroom painted a luscious shade of red several years ago and loved it but now….not so much.    It’s only taken me…let’s see….2 years to decide on a paint color!     If I let myself think about it, I’ll change my mind a dozen times more so I just picked one of my favorite colors and now it’s too late to turn back.    The sunroom walls will be painted Canvas Natural.     Here it is in Jennifer’s beautiful home at The Old Painted Cottage.

 

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I’ve been lightening up all the rooms in my home for the last couple of years and I can’t wait to get this room done.    The room will be awash in soothing neutrals with a pop of muted turquoise for a little fun!    I have a seagrass rug on top of cream colored tile, a sideboard painted white with a dark stained top and another small chest painted turquoise with a dark stained top as well.     The TV cabinet is a pine armoire I’ve had forever.    I’m making my “famous” drop cloth drapes for the large windows that already have bamboo blinds.     I hope it turns out as good as I envision.     The prep work starts Sunday afternoon but the painter can’t finish up until next Tuesday.    After that I’ll be having lots of fun putting the room together…..I can’t wait to share it with ya’ll!

Now I’ve just got to get the room cleared out so the work can begin….

14 comments:

Simply LKJ said...

Can't wait to see it completed Judy! I love the colors you've selected. I am currently loving turquoise!! We painted all of the rooms in our home neutral last year and I am loving it, so easy to decorate around.

Diana @ Our Vintage Home Love said...

You sound just like me! I've done red walls in my house, too. Have fun painting! I'm thinking about painting my dining room this weekend, even though I just painted it a few months ago, lol! Can't wait to see your finished room!

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Sounds like it's going be very PRETTY...looking forward to seeing your pics!

Blessings,
Linda

Terri said...

I just did the same thing... I got rid of my last red wall this year. I painted a canvasy color so we are on the same lines!

Christina said...

Yay! Can't wait to see the newly done room! I so want to repaint my living area, but the hubster isn't thrilled...

Mary Anne said...

Hi Judy

I just read your post about getting rid of Mr. Red! I went from Raspberry Red walls to Farrow and Ball's Hardwick White (a soft warm gray tone) I adore it and it really freshened up the dining room. It is still warm but in a dirrerent way. I look forward to seeing your new room.

Mary Anne ox

Justabeachkat said...

Making changes is fun. Isn't it amazing what a difference just a coat of paint can make?! Looking forward to seeing the before and after photos.

Hugs,
Kat

eddieross said...

Love the new palette! Can't wait to see the finished product! Enjoy your summer.
xo E + J
http://www.eddieross.com/

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Seems that we are all leaving our red behind. I can't wait to see your journey to neutral!! blessings ~ tanna

Richard Cottrell said...

So sad, you are over Red. I love it and just did a post titled,"RED". be sure and drop by. Richard at My Old Historic House.

Deserae said...

Can't wait to see it!! The prep work is sometimes the hardest part I think?!?! Have a great weekend :o)
~Des

Becca said...

Judy, you and I are the decorating soul sistas, as you know I've phased the red out of my home recently and have opted for a more neutral color palette. :) You'll love the refreshing change !! I look forward to seeing it all ... the drop cloth curtains will be fab !!

arrielle_p said...

Can't wait to see it too! :)

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