Painting Around the Christmas Tree

The Christmas season is not a good time to redecorate.  Deck the halls, yes.  Paint the walls?  not so much. 

Because of my possibly overly ambitious plans, I kinda got really behind and missed most of the fun holiday blog parties that I planned on attending.  Oh well.  I loooove my den’s new look. 
Here’s the before pic.  Complete with a stray dirty glass and a swiffer.  The blue has been there since we moved in 7 years ago.  You know I’m all about neutral walls, and this was the LAST room to change to my style.

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I LOVE the crown molding, and the double windows that face the south.  I also love the computer armoire with doors that we can close to shut out the mess, but we only close them when company’s comin’. 

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Here’s the beginnings of China Doll from Sherwin Williams.  I used their SuperPaint, which is paint and primer in one, but this dark, flat paint totally sucked it up and it took 3 coats to cover.  Ugh.  I may have cursed flat paint and the people who choose it a few times.  I understand that flat paint is a perfectly appropriate choice in some households, but with the whole 4 kids and two dogs we’ve got goin’ on here, EVERY room is a high traffic area, and I need to scrub walls.  a lot.

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Here’s a shot of my beautiful neutralized walls with black accents.  And the big rusty colored armoire that I’m going to paint black, as soon as I get around to it. 

Please excuse the flash pictures (I know, I’ve been excusing my bad pictures a lot lately, but we haven’t seen the sun much in Ohio lately.  AND I’m planning to take a photography class soon, I promise.)

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Here’s a shot of the tree that started this whole renovation.  You know, when I decided I wanted an all white and silver tree, and that the walls HAD to be painted to make that work.  yeah, it’s a slippery slope I live on.
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Wishing you all some of this.

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Have a great Monday.  Hug your kids, and say a thousand for prayers for those who can’t. 

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