Tuesday, November 10, 2009

A Sunday Of Painting...The Afters!



(the before)

As promised, here are the afters. I hope I haven't over promised the change. But I absolutely do believe in the transforming powers of a simple can of paint.

And, I can't even begin to tell you how

delighted
thrilled
overjoyed
&

beyond happy

I am that I changed my mind on the paint color.

The color, Sherwin-Williams Quiver Tan, is warm, rich and just borders on
being too dark...
but doesn't quite go there.

When Isabella first saw the change she commented,
"I feel warmer in here now."

It struck me as the perfect response to the color change.


(the before)




(the before)




(the before)

The Quiver Tan now continues from the family room to the front of the house. This eliminates a paint change in the hallway corner. Having one color throughout the main areas helps create a feeling of continuity.


(the before)



(the before)

Today saw rain and gray skies, yet the color still managed to look warm.
That is a result worthy of a little happy dance!


Next: I'm not even sure. Check back to see what I think up...



This post is attending the Before and After Party at the Thrifty Decor Chick!

52 comments :

  1. Nice to see that everythings look uniform..

    I totally agree we Isabella.

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  2. oh Janell, I love the color! Isabella is right is does appear to feel warmer. can't wait to see what's next!

    Enjoy!

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  3. OH, YEAH! Was my initial response--it looked JUST RIGHT-so much better (although it never was "bad" in the first place). It is just perfect now! Great choice, indeed.

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  4. Oh, I love it!! It is such a warm, rich color and it makes every thing pop. Enjoy!
    Maureen

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  5. Love it. Looks so much better!

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  6. great job! love the color you chose... and it makes that little buffet cabinet thingy look even more beautiful!
    happy tuesday,
    rachel

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  7. i agree that it's that perfect balance of warmer without going too strong or dark. it seems to tie your warm and cool color choices together really well. it's actually making me rethink a couple of my paint choices for our new house, since a lot of our wood and furniture is the same palette as yours.

    kelly

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  8. Janell, what a beautiful job! It's making me rethink our two story family room... I vacillate between wanting the soft, calming, clean look of tone on tone with the ivory moldings and ivory walls, and the more dramatic look of something darker. What do you think of leaving the two adjacent window walls ivory, (getting the tone on tone with the window moldings) and going darker with the other two? Thanks for your input! - L in Michigan

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  9. I absolutely love it. I agree with Isabella it looks warmer. Even with such a large space (at least that's how it appears) it seems so cozy and inviting with the darker color.
    Kudos to you! I can't wait to see what you do next.

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  10. P.S. By the way, did you get the foyer painted, too, or did you leave it SW Comfort Gray? - L in Michigan

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  11. It was a subtle colour change but I agree with Isabella - a lot warmer. Cozy:)

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  12. Looks great! Makes me want to do some painting.....

    Have a great day!

    Danielle

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  13. It looks SO beautiful. What a big difference. Now I know what is wrong in my home, although I have tile vs. wood which doesn't give a nice contrast. This means I need to figure out a rich universal color. My walls are Dunn Edwards Underbrush. The darker color you chose is perfect!!! Thanks as always for sharing each step with us.

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  14. I totally agree with you about paint ~ that is my mantra. From the pictures {or my monitor} it looks like a subtle change to the darker color. I like it!

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  15. So glad you are pleased, Janell! Thanks for proving its ok to have a darker color in spaces like entryways and stairwells. Yay!!! Looks beautiful:)

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  16. I nominated you for an award...stop by my blog for details

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  17. LOve it. It really is warm and yummy. I was wondering about all of the art work in your home. Is there a story behind why you chose them, did you paint them yourself, were they just pieces you loved, are they mass productions from a shop? I need art in my home but I don't have the $$$ to buy what I love.

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  18. I think Isabella has a designer eye like mom! :-) It is a subtle change, but beautiful and warm. Love it.

    pk @ Room Remix

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  19. This turned out gorgeous!! I love it!! I do think it adds warmth...what a great eye your daughter has, just like her mom! :) Can't wait to see what is next.

    Hugs and love,
    ~Victoria~

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  20. It is a rich warm color and I agree with Isabella! How in the world do you get things put back so quickly? After I paint, it takes me days (and sometimes longer) to get things put in place but I'm such a procrastinator!

    Hugs!
    Judy

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  21. I think the change is pretty monumental. The color works perfectly with the white trim and the dark woodwork and floors. Perfection!

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  22. Gorgeous! I can't believe it's a tan, it looks a lot like the gray I just painted my dining room (at least online). Nice choice!

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  23. Judy, I put the room back together asap because I had promised photos. THEN Today I have a sunny day, I need to go get some more photos! Also Chloe, the reason I love this "tan" color is that it has some gray undertones, makes for a more complex & interesting shade of brown.

    'L' in Michigan, I left the foyer comfort gray, love how the two colors look together. I'll post pictures. And as for your paint question, every space is different, but you might be onto something, treating the two areas of the room differently. I say it would be worth trying...it is only paint after all!

    Thanks, Janell

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  24. Love the color. Your house is so beautiful!

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  25. I love it!! It does feel so much warmer but without going too far. What a great choice, I'm adding the paint color to my list of great colors to use in the future!!

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  26. The new color really works - It sets such a nice welcoming tone. Definitely an improvement on a space that already seemed to work.

    Well Done!

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  27. I love it! I totally agree that a gallon of paint can make a world of difference!

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  28. I really love it Janell ! I wish I could see it in person !

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  29. That color looks GORG! I love that's it's dark(ish) but not too dark. Beautiful! Great choice!

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  30. This color is gorgeous - the spaces all look so much warmer. Great choice of paint. Your home is beautiful!

    Chelsea

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  31. it is a dramatic change, great choice!

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  32. It's beautiful! I love how the paint color looks with the hardwoods, too. No wonder you're happy with it! :)

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  33. So young & yet already has the eye for design! How cute. Isabella was right on!

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  34. Great choice on the paint colour! it really makes your furnishings pop. And can I tell you I love your daybed and settee? So pretty.

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  35. Looks great. so beautiful. How cute of isabella to say that!

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  36. Your blog is definitely my recent greatest find!! Everything you did looks great!
    BTW, I've been looking for an area rug like the white one you are using in your family room, just wondering where you got it from? Thanks!

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  37. You've doen a great job; it does look warmer. Your house is gorgeous.

    B x

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  38. i love it! looks great! i wish we could paint our apartment! if only you could see it...

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  39. LOVE IT LOVE IT LOVE IT!! defintely is warmer!! (haha what a cutie isabella is! :)

    xoxo

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  40. Love it! You just totally illustrated a point I made to someone the other day. They were worried that if they painted their walls a darker color it would make the space feel smaller. I explained that (if you choose the right color/sheen) it actually warms up the space because it give it some definition. The eye finally can settle somewhere. Ya know?...I know YOU know.

    Sorry...long comment. In a nutshell I LOVE IT!

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  41. Your house is to die for! Love the new color. The word that comes to mind- delicious. Makes me want to paint at my house!

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  42. I'm sorry I'm so late reading this, but what the heck, I'll add my echo to the others who are loving your new look!

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  43. The color is fabulous, but I am too distracted by your gorgeous house! BEAUTIFUL! I love those pillars, seriously, amazing.

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  44. Oh my gosh -- it is so so beautiful. I love the color, and if you don't mind, may need to swing that direction myself. I'm beginning to crave uniformity in my life! You have a wonderful eye!

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  45. It's GORGEOUS! Love the warm color. Amazing job! :)

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  46. Oh Janell, your home is so stinking fantastic, this added just the right drama.

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  47. EEEEK!!! So glad to have found your blog! I had a saved picture from your house for so long and it's nice to see the rest of the house! :) Question..where do you get that banner? I am obsessed!!! :)

    Susan @ www.peanutpetunia.blogspot.com

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  48. I must know the trim color! We picked quiver tan and adore you trim color!

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  49. Hi Scott, then let me tell you! The trim color is SW Softer Tan, 6141. It is quite a dark tan color, I don't know if my pictures convey that, but it looks great in person. Good luck, and don't you LOVE Quiver Tan?!
    Janell

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