We spent our weekend painting the great room.
It's been great.
Not really, it's sort of been a pain. Especially because we can only paint after the little man has gone to sleep for the night (luckily one of my friends kidnapped him on Sat. so we could paint for the entire afternoon). We have three walls left.
I LOVE the areas that are finished; they were a drab green - nothing obnoxious, just not me. Now they are a sunny yellow (the paint color is actually "Butter," so it's got to be awesome), and they are invigorating and fresh. LOVE.
And the one thing that I am most excited about?
(okay, I'm excited for a lot of things, but this ranks pretty high on the list)
I am painting the air-return vents to match the walls.
They were white.
The same color as the trim.
They were really noticeable.
I noticed them everyday.
Can we agree on this? Can I make you all converts to the "air return vents are not a focal point in the room club." It would really make my day :) To me, vents should be like visible panty lines - non-existent. And it's so easy! Just take down the vent and slap a few coats of paint on it.
And now your room has lost its VPL's and you won't find it in the pages of Marie Claire with a black bar over its eyes.