I showed you my latest project yesterday that was so not planned. I think in my older age I am craving lighter and brighter and less clutter. Not to the extreme, but just less than in the past. It seems like it was last year when we painted the great room, foyer and all the attached walls in the open space in Manchester Tan which is so nice and bright compared to the before, but I looked it up and it was actually in 2013. I was very surprised it had been that long. Time sure flies by.
Last November I painted the built ins and mantel the same color as the walls for a fresher monochromatic look. This added more light to the room as did removing the dark woven shades that were on the windows. I took those down months ago. Now the light pours in even more.
I have several light and bright rooms pinned like this one by Ballard Designs. I don't want to go completely white. I just want a neutral back ground and then I can add pops of color with accessories without being tied down to certain colors.
This is another fab room by Ballard Designs done in the color of the year, Simply White.
I know a lot of you love the red checked drapes, but I took those down a couple weeks ago. Those make me stuck with just certain colors.
Soon the only room with a lot of red in it will be the farmhouse style guest room since I'm weeding it out everywhere else. I can bring it back with pillows and things when I feel the urge for red.
Another paint project that I am dreading, but I really want done is painting the yellow ceiling in the dining room. When I painted the walls white years ago I just couldn't bring myself to tackle the ceiling, but now I am just going to have to bite the bullet and do it.
So over the last few years I have slowly been lightening up the rooms. I painted the two guest rooms. One a few years ago and the other one last year. The kitchen got lightened up with a less yellow white, too last year. The only room that is still rather dark is the master, but for now I like it that way especially after doing some updates in there which I will share soon.
I hope y'all will come back tonight and share any updates or plans you may have in your home or any other diy, crafts, recipes, etc. at 7pmEST.
Have a great day and see y'all then!