Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Shedding a New Light on the Subject

In our never ending quest to reno or refresh the various rooms in our house, we decided to tackle our office/den.  In the last year, we've place our treadmill in the middle of the room.  This lead to a lot of treadmill use, but made it challenging to get around the room.  The preverbial elephant in the room except this one was visible and we constantly had to shimmy around it.

After watching one too many home reno shows, I decided it was time to make a change - an inexpensive change.  Paint, a new light, and the relocation of our treadmill upstairs.  We couldn't decide between yellows, blues, and browns....And were finding it a bit challenging when the paint chips at the store were 2 to 3 shades lighter when we painted them on the wall...Finally we found one we could compromise on.  The one we liked was  a brown shade from the Martha collection. 

The painting was a lot more involved than I remember....although it HAS been awhile since we did a full size room and not a slip of a room (i.e. bathroom).   And the tape we used for protecting the trim decided to bleed....After those few false starts, the room was done.   Following a  re-arrangement of the furniture and the light swap, we were done.  I'm pretty happy with the results.

Oscar approved!