Love can change your life.
I met the love of my life while living in my redone condo and after a year we decided to take the leap and move in together. We chose a 70's bungalow with a vaulted ceiling and open floor plan but with the ugliest paint colours I have ever seen! At least after having redone my condo I went into it knowing I could paint..... And paint and paint to fix it. This is the dark, matte light sucking colour.
Moving two homes is a time consuming process (especially in the winter) and so Christmas showed up and I had to ignore the hideous colour and throw up a tree.
It was two tones of orange/brown/rust/dark/matte blehhh.
It was a few days after Christmas when we were choosing paint and on New Year's Day with no plans we began. The paint is Benjamin Moore Origins (sold by Canadian Tire in Canada) Mercury Glass high gloss. It's a true gray with only black added as a colour and I chose high gloss (as always) to bounce the light.
Why do cats always find the paint tray and walk in it??
Alright it was getting better and certainly lighter. I have wanted gray for a long time and this gray is the one I had been waiting for. It sometimes looks light blue but it's creamy, soft and light.
I found the sideboard with the TV not working. It's a long wall into the dining room and with a large window beside it and then open to the kitchen. It was limiting for pictures or "stuff" so I took a leap on floating shelves to centre the sideboard/tv and allow me to add and subtract my treasures without putting holes all over the wall.
I like it a lot. It allows me to redo it on a whim without marking the wall, it centres the TV setup and adds a focal point that was needed.
The background colour works doe all seasons and makes my treasures shine.