I painted my living room blue last weekend and the results are in! I snapped photos yesterday morning while fixing oatmeal for my 5-year-old and intermittently picking up a crying 2-year-old. So while they're not top notch photos, you'll get an idea of what I've done! Presenting my very blue living room:
And just for fun, here's a before shot:
I painted with Benjamin Moore's Symphony Blue
, which took four coats. It was crazy but worth it. Most of the room is comprised of furniture I already had on hand. However, there are a few new things in place. The primary purchase was a set of red ikat curtain panels from Castle Creek Designs
on Etsy. They are beautiful and I'm in love with these curtains. The other new piece is the red tripod table
pictured above from West Elm - an early Christmas gift from my husband. It was on sale!
Where did everything else come from? Here's the breakdown:
Everything below came from Craigslist:
pair of yellow Midcentury chairs
pair of blue barrel back chairs
both sofa side tables
circular table between blue chairs
all four table lamps, each lamp was 5 dollars or less
(I spray painted two of them in turquoise)
Joss & Main
blue Ikat pillows on sofa
red paisley throw pillow and blanket
Stuff I made:
And just for fun... here are photos of our eat-in kitchen and dining room, both of which share space with our new living room...
P.S. All of the art in the photos below were painted by my son, Walker.
Our dining room is like his little gallery.
Thanks to everyone who encouraged me to go bold and paint my living room dark indigo blue. I love the look of it, as does my family. It's warm, dramatic, energizing and just plain fun. Have a GREAT weekend!