I've mentioned that I have a lot of black around here. It's never been a bad thing--I love black! Black lower cabinets, black table pedestal, black chairs, black accents, etc., but change is good. I'm all about the change these days. I've said before and I'm not even going to reference when or where, that the place could use some updating and I finally got around to getting a couple of things . . . updated!
First, I worked on the lighting. If you read my previous post about Chandi Designs, you will understand my intrigue with "good" light. Since I can't afford amazing, practically magical chandeliers, I started by changing out my light bulbs, one by one. That helped. Next, lighter paint.
Here is a silly picture illustrating the difference between the old, dark green and the new, light color that went over the top.
Let me tell you, this change made an enormous difference! Oh, my goodness.
And then, the hutch. I love this hutch. It's great. And black. Was black. Here's a picture of it before the green wall went away (with a crazy paint test patch beside it).
And . . .
. . . all lightened up. Deep breath in. Aaaaaahhh. I don't care if it's right or wrong--it makes me happy. I used some Floetrol in my paint and thought it was great.
Finally, the bookcase in the entry. Before (after the new wall paint). Nothing wrong at all.
And . . .
I know. You'd think I don't have any rules. :/ I kind of don't. I know none of it is sophisticated, but it all makes me smile. What have you done lately that made you smile? I'd love to know.