Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Ch-Ch-Changes

Hey Guys!  I thought I'd pop in and give you an update on a few changes I've been making in the house.  As the new year rolled in, I decided I was going to spend my spare time fixing up the place.  I grew tired of the golden-yellow walls in the living/dining room and decided to paint them a fresh, neutral color.




After going through a few samples, I chose Revere Pewter by Benjamin Moore- matched to Glidden Duo paint.


I love the new color so much!  It's reading a bit darker in pictures, but it's a perfect gray/taupe combination.

I'm so excited to redecorate and I can't wait to share with you!  But the process will be slow as I plan to take my time and think through my ideas.

I also gave a fresh-new look to our old-bathroom vanity.

I painted the walls, Flint Smoke by Behr paint.

It's amazing what a couple coats of paint can do.  I love the way the hardware looks against the black vanity.  I have a few accessories on the way, then I'll be back to show you the full reveal. 

So what have you been up to this week?  Any paint projects in your future?



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48 comments:

  1. Wow. I love it! I have Revere Pewter in my guest bed room. My motto has always been " a can of paint can change your life". I have to say that I love your pillow combo on your sofa! Looking forward to seeing what you do next!
    Sharon

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  2. Wonderful! I love these colors!

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  3. I'm so impressed you got so much done! I had tons of time (and a half-painted room) and didn't get a thing done.

    I love the bathroom vanity. It looks like you painted the hinges too. Did you use brush-on paint? It looks really nice and clean. I'm intrigued because I'd like to paint the hinges on some of my cabinets too.

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  4. Love the changes Brandy! And your pillows looks so beautiful and comfortable. Love how the patterns tie into your lovely wall color! I reupholstered some chairs recently with a fabric I'm so in love with right now, will share next week! Busy winter decorating too. :-)

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  5. Beautiful and your pillows look nice. I love the paint color.

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  6. It's all looking so good! More!More!

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  7. Beautiful changes. You always read how paint can make all the difference, especially when you get the color right - love the colors you chose.

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  8. The colors look good! Can't wait to see more! I've been working on finally getting some pictures of our walls and a few painting projects :)

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  9. I love the new paint color! I especially like how the black paint looks on the vanity. The details in the cabinet now pop. Whatcha painting next?

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  10. Looks great! I will need to pick some paint colors soon... it is so hard to decide sometimes.

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  11. Oh Brandi...those pictures of your home are amazing! I don't even know where to start. I love the pillows, the silver tray on the coffee table, the pictures on the walls, and that lamp! Oh, I just love that floor lamp!! I think you chose the perfect paint color. It looks wonderful! As you know, I've been painting too. We're going to do the kitchen and bedroom this weekend. I went with a lot lighter color too. I'm excited to see your painting reveal!

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  12. Now, that's a girl after my taste!! I am slower than you, I am only thinking of change, you re doing it!! Way to go!!
    It s looking preety amazing till, now!!
    xoxo
    Ozana

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  13. Love those colors Brandi...My daughter has been "playing" with gray/taupe since moving into her brand new house and she loves it!

    You have been quite the busy lady and it shows. I'm really liking that vanity. I can't wait to see how you make things pop!

    I have done absolutely nothing in the decorating department. I did manage to finally organize my plastics in the kitchen and I'm working on a cabinet to give them a new home. We'll see how that goes. You're a doer and I'm a procrastinator, lol...Kudos to YOU!

    Thank you so much for sharing...

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  14. looking good! I am in love with the vanity!! I so want to do our cabinets in our bathrooms! I have used that beige color too on a clients house and I agree it is the perfect neutral!!

    Laura

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  15. Oh my goodness - I love both of these colors! It looks amazing Brandi!

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  16. How fun! Looking forward to seeing your finished room....your existing fabrics will be perfect. Jane


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  17. Girl, you are on a roll. I so need to work my way through our house.

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  18. I love the changes although I did love the yellow I think when we move to our next home I will keep things neutral because I change things way to much

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  19. Of course.. I LOVE IT!!! Your house is magazine worthy! I am in the mood for some change myself ~ just don't know in which direction. : )

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  20. Wow, Brandi!! That color looks fabulous, I was dying to get a glimpse of your sofa & pillows with it ~ I bet they're gorgeous!! Can't wait for what's next!

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  21. I love the changes, but I loved the yellow. We had that same color in the living room in our old home and after awhile I got tired of it so I feel you.

    I have many paint projects ahead of me. I am currently in the laundry room and will be moving to the hallway when I'm done. Like you said I plan to take my time and completely finish the room before moving on to the next. I have awhile to go to finish the laundry room but I am thinking ahead.

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  22. Loooove those pillows and patterns. The neutral colour looks lovely on the walls and wow, what a change that Martha Stewart paint( matched to Behr) made in the bathroom. Yes, the hardware definitely pops! Looking forward to it all coming together.

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  23. One of my favorite colors. I have it in my master bath and used to have it in a guest room.

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  24. Brandi, you're such a busy bee!
    I can't wait to see the reveal.

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  25. Looks great! Can't wait to see the full reveal :)

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  26. The bathroom painted black really made the details show through. Blue and taupe are such soothing colors. You put all your decor components together very well. I just want to come hang out and sip some coffee and chat. :)

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  27. hi! :)

    I want to sit on your sofa ... looks so comfortable that I hear music I'll sleep!

    You have creativity for decoration

    Kisses

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  28. loving the changes too. can't wait to see the rest and how you accessorize it all too!

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  29. Brandy, Brandy, BRANDY!!!! I LOVE your ch-ch-changes!!! It's always so wonderful what a new coat of paint can accomplish! That vanity in the loo is GORGEOUS!!! I LOVE it!!! I would like to update those in our master bath and the upstairs guest bath, but I'm just not good with a paint brush. (Too impatient, for one.)

    We have a couple of paint jobs looming. We just got new windows in the kitchen and living room that are a far departure from the very traditional 9-panel windows we had. We're going to need to change the wall color to a creamy white to accommodate them. We were just discussing at breakfast this morning who to hire for the job. I pity whoever takes it on. They'll have all that PLUS the garage entry and 1/2 bath off the kitchen to tackle. Lots of tiny corners involved. The next paint job involves that master suite. That's going to be a REAL booger having to move all that furniture!!! Of course, once the living room & kitchen are done, I'm sure I'm going to want something different done with the front rooms and main hallway, too. Sigh! Never ending!

    Congratulations on BEAUTIFUL colors and a great job all around! Have a terrific weekend!

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  30. I love the colors you've chosen. Can't wait to see the finished product!
    Our entire downstairs is a lovely green I chose when we first bought our townhome 6 years ago. I think I want to go neutral as well, but it will be a huge undertaking. We hired painters the first time. This time I would have to do it myself. I'm off on Fridays 3 months in the summer. I could do it slowly while Hubby's at work and my son is at daycare... I don't know.

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  31. You are so talented Brandi, I'm amazed by your skills.
    If you have some spare time you should come to NYC and help us renovating our loft ;)

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  32. It looks so good! I feel the same way right now. Want to paint everything new. You chose the perfect new colors.

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  33. That looks amazing, so beautiful, very impressive.

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  34. Looking good Brandi! I know it's all going to be beautifuL The new vanity color looks amazing.

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  35. Thank you, for your sweet comment. I am now following you. I was slow responding, because my computer was giving me trouble, but we worked on it, and it seems to be running better.

    I love the before, and I can't wait to see the room with the new color on the wall.

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  36. I love the new colors Brandi. I can't wait to see the changes you make.

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  37. Very pretty changes, for sure! I think that the colors are so elegant! I am so eager to see more!

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  38. Hi Brandi, I am always amazed at the difference a coat of paint can make. I recently repainted my kitchen from a medium gray to a pale aqua and then painted the white island a deep turquoise . . . instant (also instant) new kitchen :) paint is always a huge bang for the buck . . .gotta love it. Great post.
    Your blogging sister, Connie
    P.S. I'm having a Give-a-way come put your name in the hat.

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  39. Brandi, you have been one Busy Bee. It looks great can't wait to see the reveal. Have a Great week!

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  40. Thanks for commenting on my blog!

    Love the new colors! I want to repaint my whole house lately and Revere Pewter is one color I keep coming back to.

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  41. I love the colors you've chosen. You have the golden touch, that's for sure. I think I collect paint samples for the day I decide to tackle another set of walls. You make it look so easy! I definitely can't wait to see how you decorate your new space. :-)

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  42. LOVE the bold gold, what personality it gives the space! Very nice blog!

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  43. Don't you love how some fresh paint can't totally transform a space :-) My latest painting project was changing the colour in our hallway from a light grey to Sherwin Williams Exclusive Plum. Now I just want to stand in the hallway and stare at the pretty purple walls! :-)

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  44. Your spaces look so warm and cozy already. I love the before and the after. Your style is amazingly stunning. And you make paint choices and painting look so easy. Beautiful spaces!

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