Well over a year ago, I posted about an ongoing project. My then 'den.' It was a room that was going to be an office/reading room. I painted it peach, and had black and white accents. I was debating those accents, getting a slipcover for my big chair, and I was baffled how to make that chair fit into the style of my house, the rest of the decor... Then, after Dominic moved in, we decided to give it more of an old study feel. This is how it started to look as we found furniture and accents for the room...
For months, we've talked about painting the peach. We debated colours, greens, browns, blues... and finally decided dark green was the way too go, as it's right off the living room which is mint green, and the colours would still look nice together. Friday, Dominic picked up the paint, and we tackled this project on Saturday.
The first thing I can say is this: Expensive paint is really worth it! It took us just over a gallon, and only two coats of paint, to go from peach to forest green. I was skeptical, and thought it would take way more paint and coats, but the salesman spoke true. It really is worth the money. We had the whole room painted and put back together by supper time Saturday!
The room definitely has that manly, old english study feel to it now, which is what we were going for. Or as I like to say, the episode from The New Girl when Nick goes into Russel's house... and describes the room as:
“I just came in here and it smelled like Shakespeare. Shakespeare and a cowboy.”
“I want to sit at that desk and veto a law. . . This desk makes me feel sexually proficient for the first time in my life. It smells like leather. Teddy Roosevelt. Wistfulness.”