Tuesday, December 3, 2013

:: Pre-Holiday Painting and Simple Christmas Decor ::

I posted on my FB that I don’t know what it is about this time of year—but I get the sudden urge to paint a room, furniture, cabinets, etc.
Last year it was my kitchen cupboards.  This year—still in my kitchen…but the dining side, starting with the wall.

Eat in Kitchen 20.13 December

It is still growing on me.  I didn’t originally buy this paint for the dining room.  I bought if for the guest bedroom.
Why I didn't get the urge to paint in that room?  I DON’T KNOW!

I didn't 'reset' the dining part of my kitchen, because...when you find an arrangement that works in a small house, you just sort of LIVE WITH IT. 

Anyway—here is a picture of the same wall …this summer.  Very sunny yellow.

Eat in Kitchen summer

Notice the bright MUSTARD Yellow pillows and the yellow pine table.  Just wasn't loving it anymore. Lots and lots of yellow.

Now… it is White-ish.  Sort of "Creamy"…and I think the yellow pine table has toned down a bit.  Still thinking about doing something different with the table. Maybe staining the top a darker finish and painting the bottom legs and such. We’ll see.


Like I said, I originally bought this paint with the guest bedroom in mind, for a couple of reasons. 
  1. It’s flat. I wouldn't intentionally pick out flat paint for my dining room.  Satin or eggshell at best.
  2. It was Oops! Paint—but I’ll tell you.  It was such a good deal, I couldn't pass it up. A 5 gallon bucket of Valspar paint for $30. (because it was flat, I’m sure)
  3. And it was 5 GALLONS!!! They never ever have Oops! Paint in a color I like …in the 5 gallon quantity. When I say a color I like—here is what I did.  I looked at the SMUDGE OF PAINT ON THE LID…put the paint in my buggy (twern’t easy) and moseyed on over to the paint sample display and chose several swatches of paint to try and match up the color as best as I could.  The nearest I can tell… this is “LATTE” by VALSPAR (sold at Lowe's)
It is growing on me. I’m thinking I like it. WELL…OF COURSE I LIKE IT! THAT’S WHY I BOUGHT IT…what I MEAN IS… I think I like it on my KITCHEN WALLS.
While I was tinkering around in the kitchen—I put this wooden tray on the table with a doily, OUR HOLIDAY JOURNAL and my snow globe that I received last year from TBL (the boston lady) via a pay it forward GIFT AWAY…  she is one of my Favorite bloggy friends!

 snow globe truck pmc

I just love this little snow globe with the 1955 Chevy Truck… I think everyone knows we don’t get a lot of snow here where I live… so I’m fairly certain when Santa comes to TEXAS…HE DRIVES A TRUCK. Probably an old one like this! :) 

I also, changed the saying on my chalkboard tray—this thing has seen better days!  You want to occupy your Littles on a rainy day… give them some chalk and a chalkboard tray… SUCH FUN! 


I just found that LIVE WRITER has an ‘effects’ tab on their picture editor.  Yeah! who knew?  I made this one black and white—just because. 

That is the extent of my Christmas decorating. 
Really, just some unnecessary painting… a worn out chalk board with a Classic Message…and a Cute as Christmas Snow- Globe!!!

We’ll see how much gets decorated for this Christmas—or what else gets painted unnecessarily.  {wink}

I'm linking this here:  Tweak it Tuesday #67  @CLH

Til next time, Be Blessed!

“…blessed be the name of the LORD.”  Job 1: 21


Angel said...

With 5-gallons you ought to be able to do both rooms! I need to paint so badly!!!

My Repurposed Life said...

I love the paint color, and woohoo on the oops price! :)
I vote to darken the table top... but I am just fond of dark wood.
I erased my thanksgiving chalkboard tonight and was trying to think what to write for Christmas. I love what you chose.

NanaDiana said...

Loving your new paint color- It looks nice and will feel so fresh and crisp for Christmas. I think that is funny that you didn't "feel" the urge to paint the bedroom-even though you bought the paint for it. Have a wonderful night- xo Diana

Melanie said...

Love the color! Great price too! These kind of project urges hit at the most inconvenient times don't they?

Diane said...

Walls look nice. My kitchen is a bright yellow, and I'm beginning to tire of it too, but definitely no painting around here till next year!

A Daughter of the King said...

I think the color works nicely. And flat paint is warmer than paint with a sheen, especially at $30 a gallon. I love your chalkboard tray!!!

The Boston Lady said...

I think the color works great! It looks very fresh and light in there. I loved making that snow globe! Warms my heart to see it. Ann

Revi said...

Of course, I like it! I'm doing the same. I just painted a sunny yellow hallway off white...

Kirby Carespodi said...

Let me just tell you that WHEN Santa comes to Texas? He is definitely in a red truck!

Cindy said...

Your paint colour is really pretty, I think. I hope you continue to be happy with it.
Hugs, Cindy

nannykim said...

Yes yes and yes--I am getting the urge to paint my day room. But I would like some better furniture in that room and I keep thinking if I paint it now, it may not go with whatever I might get (but who knows when I might be able to get the furniture! so I keep cycling around the idea in my head.....I am getting to old to just up and paint at the drop of a hat the way I used to , ya know!?.......But the urge may conquer me!) I can't believe the buy you got---I love that brand of paint because it doesn't smell and goes on without dripping...