Sunday, August 1, 2010

Another Sneak Peek

We are tackling the Family Room. We started to paint. Mr. Man wanted this room/Media Room to have a cave-like feel. Cozy, warm and secluded. Sounds lovely...

We are not done yet, but I have been slowly finishing it day by day. Our textured walls are proving to be a challenge, not to mention my being height-challenged. But each day is a completion towards what the hubs want.

Why grant what he wants? Because I love him and I get to choose the paint color for the rest of the house! (laughing maniacally)

I didn't want the rather square family room to feel closed in, so we chose two colors- a dark one that could provide a "tunnel effect" and give the air of a longer room. Then since we wanted a more tropical theme, we chose a complimentary to our accent color and reminiscent of a tropical jungle.

So after a quick trip to Lowe's and a few weeks of traveling, we changed this blah white room...To something cozy, romantic and secluded... Just like being in a Tropical Jungle! The RED reminds me of all fiery colors of hibiscus and rare red orchids in many tropical places such as my own home, the Philippines. The earth tone reminds of the deep earth colors that big jungle canopies provide. Oh, just so lovely a vision it makes for us!

Our kids helped choose both of these colors- Valspar "Bamboo Reed" and Dutch Boy "Red Caboose".

We started on two walls, the window and its adjacent wall by the fireplace.

When we finished, Mr. Man did the finishing touches on the corners.
Look how great it turned out! That trio of color is Sherwin Williams Natural Choice (orange peel ceiling paint), The result is truly calming...
And here's what the wall colors look like at night. Mr. Man was so delighted and we both can't wait to finish the whole room!
We totally achieved what we wanted! I am so psyched!

Painting is so inexpensive but makes a great impact. We wish you the best colors for your home...

Thank you to our host Susan and to all of you for visiting! Glad to join in this week's Met Monday!

5 comments:

xinex said...

So nice to see you, Chandy. The paint job is awesome, pretty colors! I am at my sister's in Ill. And no wireless so am using my I phone....Christine

Sonya@Beyond the Screen Door said...

Great Job! Aren't you amazed at the transformation and the way the colors change between night and day? Beautiful!

Chandy said...

Hello ladies! And thank you! I love it, too!

Sherry said...

Love your paint colors. I also love the British Colonial/Tropical decor. I went with a loose B. Colonial theme in my new living room. Thanks for stopping by.
Sherry

Chandy said...

Thanks, Sherry. I'm glad it turned out as well.