May 7, 2012

A new, blue living room {before and after}

Happy Monday, everyone! I hope you enjoyed your weekend. It just seemed to go by so fast for me.

We spent a good chunk of the weekend putting our house back in order. See, I finished painting the living room last weekend, but we still hadn't put the furniture back. So, at the start of the weekend, it still looked like this:


But now, it looks like this!


The before:


I was so, so nervous about painting this room. I really did like the color we painted it just one short year ago, so it seemed a little silly to paint over it. But I'm super duper excited with how it looks after a couple coats of Behr Misty Morn, the same color I painted the sitting room.

It's not too dark, not too light, and changes in different lights -- sometimes it looks really blue, other times it's more gray. And even though it's a cool color, it still has some warmth, making it a nice, cozy place to put your feet up and relax.

I still need to put art on the walls, but I'm liking it a ton already. I'll have more words tomorrow. Today, just photos. Enjoy!










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19 comments:

Suzy said...

Pretty, pretty, pretty! I love the color combo. Very soothing and sophisticated. Visiting you from Met Monday at BNOTP.

Kelly said...

I came over from BNOTP. I love the new color! I have a similar color in my bedroom (BM Palladian Blue) and I just love it! Everyone says it's so calming, and I'm sure your living room will feel the same. The sectional and curtains look great against the blue. Can't wait to see the room with art!

Kim said...

Your living room looks wonderful. What a nice combination. It was worth painting again.

Kim

Emily said...

I love that color! It looks great with the green curtains. Your whole house is so pretty!

I'm from Maine originally too, but I've lived in Florida for the past 16 years. I'm following your blog now because it reminds me of home!

Connie said...

Your room is fabulous. I love the fresh crispness of blue and green and you chose the perfect shades. I'll bet you have plans for changing up your coffee table too.Amy at www.maisondecor.blogspot.com painted her coffee table and used a tone on tone stencil on it. I've wanted to try that too.

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Beautiful! I love the blue, I had that color many years ago on my dining room and loved it! Great room with great couches too! Have a lovely week.
FABBY

Maggie said...

This looks like a pro designer did this room - am very impressed! The wall color is awesome and everything looks like it was made to go right where it is. Kudos on a super job!

Robin said...

What a pretty color! Blues can be tought but it looks like you picked an winner. Your accessories look great, modern but not cold looking. Enjoy finishing the room1

Robin
Robin Flies South

Jena @ Involving Color and Home said...

Mindy, the color before looked good, but the Misty Morn looks amazing!! I really love how it looks with your furniture and accessories. Great job and beautiful color choice! :)

cheapcraftymama said...

Aaah so serene, I love the colors! Great job! I would love for you to share this (and any other house projects) at my "May House Par-tay" at www.cheapcraftymama.com!

the cape on the corner said...

oh my gosh, it looks great. and that couch-holy moly, tell me about it!

Mindy @ Heart Maine Home said...

Thanks so much, you guys!! You're too sweet. I'm lovin' all this love for my living room!

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Love your color pallette. Very nice.

Carla Aston said...

Love the new paint color. I has so much more life. Great job.

Stephanie said...

Such a beautiful room! I love the blue. I also really like the pillows on your couch, so cute!

Anonymous said...

Your room is beautiful. I love how rehanging the curtains made it feel so much more spacious. Your table is a kidney shape. It was probably a small dressing table from the 40's or early 50's. It would have had a split skirt that was attached to two arms that would have been hinged to swing outward.See the 2" vertical part of the legs. That is where the arms would have been attached.

Tabitha@InspiredByGiving said...

Beautiful room!! I absolutely love the color! Where is your sofa set from? We are in need of new sofas and those are gorgeous!!

Karen said...

Simple but beautiful. Where did you get you sofa from?

Jocie@TheBetterHalf said...

Love those new pillows!!!! the couch is so pretty too!

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