Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Splash of Color

We have completely finished painting the entire bottom floor of our new house! It's really starting to feel like a home, now! We had it all ready in time to host Life Group this past Sunday evening. Comfortably housing nearly twenty people, Mehaffey Manor has successfully passed it's first initiation.

Here's our living room as it is right now. The furniture may or may not be switched around, and there will definitely be window treatments and decorations on the walls, but doesn't that paint job look great!? We chose to stick with the same color that we used in our previous house, Sauteed Mushroom. Hey, if it ain't broke, don't fix it, right? Also, what do you think of the new furniture? Brad and I are just in love with it. It's a micro suede fabric that is incredibly soft and greatly resembles leather. It matches wonderfully with the leather chair and ottoman that Charles and Emily donated to our house fund. Chester's not too fond of it, however; he's not allowed to get on it. (Don't want him flattening the back cushions when he perches up on the top, like he did our other one.) Yikes. We'll see how that goes.
Ever since I've ever dreamt of my own kitchen, that kitchen I envisioned has been red. Well, let me tell you, on Hill Ridge Drive, dreams come true! Look at my wonderful red kitchen!! I absolutely love it. Love, love, love it! And I think it looks great with all of our recent Craigslist purchases of black appliances. Also, our red, white, and black fat chef decor is right at home. Oh, I couldn't possibly be any happier with a kitchen, ever. Maybe it'll even inspire me to cook a little! (I said maybe and a little. Don't get crazy.)

We, again, went with gold for the dining room. But this time, we toned down the yellow-ness of it a bit to make it more of a subtle, neutral gold, so as to not compete too heavily with the bold red wall that the dining room shares with the kitchen. We already have three black valances from our old dining room that we'll put on all of the windows, which will hopefully tie the two colors together. And we're planning on putting a tall plant in the corner to hopefully soften the hard line where the different shades meet. But I really like it. Brad and I are both happy with the way that it all turned out. (And it's a very easy transition from the living room color to the dining room color, which is great.)

I adore the blue that Kris helped us pick out to match our bathroom decor. It's a warm enough color that it makes the bathroom feel cozy, but still cool enough that it doesn't make it feel too small. We've also installed a bronze light fixture above the mirror (thank you, again, Craigslist), but I haven't taken a picture since then, so you can't see it. Sorry. For now, just enjoy the pretty hue.

And if you're wondering what Chester has been up to while we've been doing all of this painting...
He lazily lounges around while we work our rear ends off. And he's just spoiled enough that we'll bring the leather ottoman (the furniture he is allowed to get on) into the room where we're working, so he can still feel included. I mean, we wouldn't want to put him out at all, now would we?

8 comments:

Chara said...

Seriously- would you come and pick all my paint colors from now on??? It looks wonderful, especially the red kitchen.

By the way I had a dream about you last night. I don't really remember what it was, but you were very impressed with me for some reason.

Chara

Kristan said...

I love, love, love it, too!!! :) The colors are gorgeous. The sofas are very rich. And Chester looks comfy where he is!

Hey, I also wanted to recommend a blog for you to read. Pioneer Woman. She is awesome. I think you might find her quite humorous!

Love y'all!

Dad said...

I think we're looking at the works of a "budding" interior decorator! Seriously, you have the knack and are coordinating-color conscious. Hmm...

Kristen said...

Mindy! Everything looks great! You know I always love a red kitchen. =) And the neutral is very nice - even though I hate mushrooms. The bathroom blue is perfectly perfect. Great job, homeowners!

And see how the other Kristan recommended The Pioneer Woman?? I told you! Stop doing productive things in your new house and waste some time reading her blog!

The Confer's said...

Looks great!

Audrey

Jamie Frankum said...

I LOVE red kitchens! So I definitely love the kitchen color...the other rooms look great too!! Y'all are working fast! We still haven't painted our house quite yet. haha (well our bedroom, office and a couple of bathrooms are painted but gotta redo one of the bathrooms)

Erin Howell said...

Sorry I'm such a slacker and just now commenting! I love all the colors!! So homey! :) Can't wait to see it all in person.

emily said...

i just love love love what you have done with that house! it is a HOME now! absolutely beautiful!!!

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