Monday, June 25, 2018

And the Winner is...

Thanks to all who weighed in when I posted the question about color choices for my great room (That you can see here.). The one that I ultimately chose (and I knew from the first swipe of the brush that this was THE color) was Armory. It was the darkest of the three, and I chose it because of its richness, depth, and the power that this color possessed. This photo gives you an idea as to what it looks like, but, in no way, can this photo do the color justice. It is gorgeous! Amazingly enough, the room (approximately 20‘ x 30‘) looks bigger with the dark walls than it ever did with the white. I was also surprised at how attractive it looked against the dark wood. I never would have expected that. I have a big job ahead of me accessorizing all of these big walls, but that’s half the fun, isn’t it?
At this point, I have nothing on the walls, except in one spot, where I was sure that I would want to retain a picture/birdcage combination, so I had the painter leave those nails in place. Yeah, you guessed it, now I don’t like it at all. So, I will need to fill, patch, and paint.
This little section is my “Jim spot.” Without realizing it, everything that I placed on this table was his when I met him. I like the combination of things, and it gives me such a good feeling. I need to try to figure out what to hang over this side table. At this point I am trying to decide between my birdcage or Jim’s picture of Ann of Cleves. Thoughts?
Now I need some more help. A couple of years ago, I bought this wine cart. I fell in love with it when I saw it at a local consignment store, and the price was so low that I simply could not resist. Once I got it home, I realized that I had no good place to put it. At one point, I used it for a coffee station in the guest bedroom, but, starting from scratch in the great room, I decided to pull it out where I could use it on a more regular basis. What are your tips, thoughts, or ideas, on how to style a wine cart? Weigh in, people! I NEED you!
Lost two years ago to the day. I miss you, baby!

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jmac said...

But such a nice celebration of him with his special spot! I’ve been so outa the loop that I’ve missed posts about your paint. Will go back now but I love the gray so much...
Today is my anniversary so while I think about my wedding day I will also think about your mourning day. Actually your sweet man prolly celebrated finally being able to release and join the glory above!!

Linda said...

Kudos to you for choosing the perfect color! It really is gorgeous.
I vote for Anne of Cleves since she was lucky enough to survive Henry VIII - and that is saying a lot! (I've always been keenly interested in British history and have a great dislike of and fascination with him.)
For your cart, I would stick a wood-sided tray on either or both levels with some of my favorite "things" on it. Or how about knick-knacks in colors or decor associated with different seasons, such as summer, 4th of July, fall, Christmas, etc.? Or is that too much work?

sandy said...

Love what you chose. I can't imagine losing my "cook" and partner but as it happens one of us will go first I guess. I'm sure you miss him like crazy.