Monday, July 23, 2012

Repainting the Den

Hi Friends! I hope you have enjoyed the past weekend as much as I have.  In fact, I am still enjoying the weekend as I am enjoying a rare 3 day off weekend.  Woohoo!  

Since I had 3 days in a row and miraculously Sherwin Williams also had a 40% off paint sale I decided it was a great time to tackle repainting the den.  If you follow me at all you know I've been wrestling with what color to choose for some time.  I really loved a bluish green shade that I saw at a parade of homes house last year and even got a paint sample shown here.  But, I decided as pretty as it is that would be a color that I just could not live with.  I next started leaning very heavily towards one of the neutrals that I keep seeing many of you choosing.  I love how beautiful they are, but....again I just knew deep in my heart that is not me.

So, long story short, this is what I chose.  My new color is called Lucent Yellow.  It is shown on the left side of this picture.  I finished the sofa wall Saturday.

 It is very hard to describe because while it is a yellow it also has a slightly greenish tint.  It is such a subtle change from what I had but looks so much fresher!  I love it!

Here are a few more up close shots of the two colors.  The one on the right is my new color, Lucent Yellow. The color on the left is the old color which was a SW custom blend that is a mix between Compatible Cream and  Napery.

Yesterday, I did one more of the small walls with the french doors and today I hope to finish up everything.  I still need to do the fireplace wall and the wall that faces the street.  I am taking my time and moving the furniture out from the wall as I go so I haven't had to clear the whole room.  

Here is one more photo showing a small box of the old color from yesterdays paint job.  I cannot wait to have this room finished.  My youngest son came down stairs yesterday and said it was a very subtle change (his words exactly) and almost unnoticeable except for the fact that is looks so much cleaner.  I love that!

Well, I'd better get offline now, I've got to get busy again!
I am sharing these subtle changes with you for

Have a great day yall!


  1. Well you know me, I am a yellow gal, and I believe it goes with everything. I think this is a perfect choice and I like that it takes on different tones.

  2. Your new paint looks great Mary!It is definitely softer and looks fresh! Hope you love it!

  3. Hi Mary. I love your pretty wall color. I love yellow too and it's such a soothing color. Almost anything will go with it.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  4. I think it is fabulous and your son hit the nail on the head by saying a subtle change! It looks fresh and clean. I love the hint of green! Glad you had a nice long weekend. I meant to repaint Jemma's room but just never got to it! One day! Enjoy yor Monday and I can't wait to see it all done!

  5. Mary- I thin it is bright and fresh looking, too. Blessings- xo Diana

  6. Love it! I think I have already told you that I love that room. I'm pretty sure I have pinned it BEFORE you painted. Since I love yellow, I'm so glad you stayed in that color family. It looks wonderful.

    I'm all about the yellow!

  7. Love the new paint! are going to love your choice,I know we all do,looks so happy,cheerful and wonderful.

  8. Thanks for the posting. I was torn between Sherwin Williams Convivial Yellow or Lucent yellow. I liked the hint of green. Now I can see what the walls look like. Great!


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