fiddlehead.....every changing, ever growing

fiddlehead....ever changing, ever growing

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

living room face lift

a new couch in the living room, which I have waited a long time for and I love.  But I quickly realized a new couch needs an updated space.  A little living room facelift was in order!

This was the accent wall in my living room that I once loved.  The blue color is from the dining area and the stencil is the green from my kitchen.  But with the new couch it felt way too dominating.  And I was tired of it.
So, I decided to lighten the wall and pull in the charcoal gray from the couch and granny smith green color from the kitchen walls for a totally new accent fireplace wall.
I started with painting the wall a buttery cream color.  It looks like French vanilla icecream (it is an old paint from a bathroom in the house).
Then I took the plunge on painting the brick surround a charcoal blue-gray (our house exterior paint).   It was a risk.....but I love how it turned out.
Then it was time to beautify the French vanilla cream wall with a damask stencil and colors from the fireplace (same color as the couch) and the green color from the kitchen.   Using 2 colors on a wall stencil is a bit more time intensive, but the effect is beautiful and worth it!

I didn't pay a cent for this wall makeover because I already had the stencil (which is also in my bedroom) and used house paint we already had!   freebie....bonus.

I do love the way it turned out.  The room now has a modern vintage feel.  
It is comfortable and more open with the creamy wall.  
The accent wall makes sense pulling the colors together from the couch and kitchen.  
gotta love a facelift....I mean a makeover!



Ashley Sisk said...

Your living room looks awesome - come over to my house!

Bridget said...


The Lost Planetista said...

That could be in Dwell magazine.

Chatter said...

Wow, your home is beautiful!

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