Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Prettiest new wall color!


 Its been years since I have changed the wall color in my living room, which 
means that it was a great color.  I never got sick of it but I started thinking that maybe
all my blues and greens would look better with a bluey greeny wall and that all of the white
would pop out more. Between the trim, the fireplace and the piano there is a lot of white.
So as I often do, I pondered this change for a brief period of time and then decided to 
just go for it.  Some of the blues that I love and considered were 
Palladium Blue and Glass Slipper, by Benjamin Moore.  After having a convo with
artist and friend Cindy Austin, she suggested Woodlawn Blue, a color I had forgotten all about!
And that is the color I went with...its more blue than green.  When you put green next to it
it looks very blue, but when you put blue next to it you can see the green.  
Haha, I hope that is not too confusing.  
 The piano got turned, with the help of Mr. Maison Decor, 
which opened the way to fit in my french provincial chair. 
 But the color is all wrong. But that won't stop me....
This is the toile I will be using to reupholster/slipcover my pink french chair
that was shown above.  I have yet to upholster anything, so this will be my debut.
I adore this linen toile, the colorway will be perfect and the style is very Frenchy!
You can also see the difference in wall color....and if I do tire of it, I can just repaint.
It just feels fresh and different to switch things up, you know?
 Here is my awesome buddy Colby, he follows me around. When I first started painting I
knocked over the whole gallon with the lid on it. OMG. I really did!! It kind of pried open and then started pouring all over the wood floor. Colby wanted to lick it up! I had to try and run to get a dust pan and spatula and save the paint!  I was yelling at Colby while I retrieved the said items in the kitchen and I have to say he respected my orders and stood still until I came back.  I painted the room in one day. Up and down the ladder and squats galore.  Oh. My. Aching legs and butt. It took me about 6 hours to do it...there was a lot of cutting in.  Anyway I am very pleased with how it came out.  I changed up the artwork and mirror placement and rehung my white Pottery Barn smocked curtains.
This paint, AURA, by Ben Moore had no smell and it went on like a dream!
I am not being compensated to say this either...this is not a sponsored post, but it
has me thinking I should contact them and see if they want me to blog more about 
their paint, as I LOVE painting!! Woodlawn Blue is in their historical colorway
and you just can't go wrong choosing one of those colors.
I have some super exciting news to share.  Matthew Mead and I will be
starting our own decorating YouTube channel!!! We are going to start shooting
tomorrow!! And I just found out that my home is going to be in another 
magazine, by an editor I truly adore!! So its going to be a very fun winter and 
springtime. One more good reason to try a new wall color.
 Oh! And one  more exciting thing:
Maison Decor is back for the month of February in Boston!!
I am doing a POP UP SHOP in my son's shop at Pioneer Goods Co
at 764 Tremont Street Boston.  He is open Wednesday - Sunday.
I will dedicate a full blog post to my POP UP and show you
 just what kind of things I am selling....
if you love Vintage French and Gilded and Pink, you won't 
want to miss it!!
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