Yesterday, Mo and I spent part of the morning at our house, adding the necessities for the next several weeks. You know: TP, paper towels, and a Pooh Bear pillow-pet. What? That’s not a necessity? Mo begs to differ! Pooh is, in fact, one of the only words she can actually articulate at the moment.
The more I’m at the house, the more I love it! I snapped some photos of the empty inside in order to get some help. Yes. From you.
See, the house is yellow. All yellow. Inside. Outside. Upside-down (name that book all you Mamas out there). Which is fine. I love yellow. Some of my favorite things are yellow: the sun, sunflowers, sunshine…and did I mention the sun? However, the inside is three distinct shades of yellow. Kind of an ochre in the livingroom. Pale yellow in all the bedrooms, the hallway and the kitchen. And a greenish-neon yellow in the TV room. You’ll see what I mean. So, we have some painting to do, and the reality is that Andy and I are way out of our element. I desperately need my very artistic sisters or mother to help us out (and any of the rest of you with an opinion!).
I apologize in advance for the different picture sizes and qualities.
So three questions:
Question #1: Should we leave the front living room ochre?
The previous owners accented with purple and green. It looks great. However, this will soon be transformed into the playroom. Picture lots of toys, a felt wall, a chalkboard, the piano we’re getting from my parents, and tiny hands and feet all over. The big window in this room is south facing. So, we should have some beautiful sunshine in this room…well, on the days the sun shines…
Question Number 2: Am I crazy?
Wait, don’t answer that.
There are two small bedrooms (with the cutest window seats). One will be for the girls, the other will be a guest/craft/misc room. Here’s the crazy part where perhaps I need a little input. For the girlies, I have the following in mind: paint the bottom half of the walls green and the top half blue. Then I can paint a palm tree and monkey in a corner. He he he! And we can get this RC powered solar system mobile for the ceiling (which I just found out thinkgeek.com is no longer selling, boo!)!
Too much? If not, what shades will match the red-ish wood floor?
The following is not one of the aforementioned 3 questions:
The kitchen/dining area will be left as is. I enjoy the pale yellow here; it’s cheery. That’s important when it’s always grey outside. We might do a little wainscoting in the dining area, just to make it stand out a bit, but nothing major.
Question #3: What to do with our neon TV/Livingroom?
By way of transition and comparison, here’s a pic from the kitchen looking into the TV room (please ignore the angry Mo. And, yes. She does get angry/grumpy/sad/frustrated sometimes. Especially if I’m not doing exactly what she wants. Which, in this case, is going outside to pick dandelions…).
Here’s the same room, with the slider to the outside. The yellow really is as neon as the above pic. We have a pellet stove along the far wall you see here (that’s a shared wall with the kitchen for those of you trying to keep perspective in this super unorganized post).
We’ll paint the trim white. Take down the butterfly wall paper and plaid curtains. But then what to do? Any color suggestions?
Thanks for “listening”. It seems like a lot to take on at 28wks preggo, with an almost 2 year old, and with a husband who works full time…I’m just glad we have awesome friends and family who are willing to help (Hint, hint. Nudge, nudge. Wink, wink).
You can still go ahead and call me I’m crazy. I won’t mind. But you have to make a paint color suggestion first…