Whew! The home remodeling stuff for this year is pretty much finished. The painters left yesterday afternoon and by bedtime the tree was up. What do you think of the new wall color? Here is what it used to look like:
Quite a change, huh? I guess it's pretty dramatic -- I think it looks like chocolate and was joking Pete that I wanted to lick the walls. I think it works since the room is so big -- and is connected to the sun room, which makes it even bigger.
Speaking of the sun room. . . it's painted the same color.
And here's a view from the family room, into the hallway and then the dining room. The hallway used to be gold:
And the dining room used to be red -- now it's a sage-y green/grey:
Now for a few final photos of the office:
My awesome painter painted my wooden IKEA magazine holders to match the room color. Now my built in looks so fancy!
And speaking of IKEA -- we got some amazing straw ornaments and I decorated my office with some of them:
And a close-up:
I just looped the ornament string around the string holding up one of the slats and then back around the tip of the ornament. Kinda festive -- which I like since I usually reserve all my holiday decorating for the main part of the house (family room, dining room, hallway).
I'm so glad that this is finished (well, except for window treatments for almost all the first floor windows -- ugh!) I feel like I have my house back after three weeks of having workers in and out. It was so worth it though!