I can feel the wind down to fall happening. Baseball has consumed a large portion of our summer, which I am ok with. We were placed on the most wonderful team of coaches, athletes and parents which we are forever thankful for. Hence working on our tan at the ball field didn’t lend much time for house projects.
A few weeks ago, I decided it was time to paint the flex room and honestly, I was about to spin the wheel and pick a color. I really wanted to be bold and fun, do something stretching like a pink color but when push came to shove I couldn’t do it. All I knew was, anything would be better than Anew Gray flat paint. Looking from the kitchen towards the front door, it was like a dark cave that sucked all the light up.
While I was being spontaneous I did at least get a sample first before deciding. But honestly, I just kind of went ahead without a plan other than getting rid of the color. As a reminder, here’s a super professional pic of the space before I painted.
The front room doesn’t get a ton of sun during the day so Anew gray felt very drab. We also have Anew Gray in our bedroom which is east facing and it feels much lighter in there. I actually really like it in our bedroom. But it was time for it to leave this flex room.
The paint color I landed on is Rainy Days by Magnolia. Do I love it? No. Yes. I can’t decide. Is it better than Anew Gray? Maybe. Again it just feels really kind of dark in here. I still need some curtains, to move the fridge out and change out the light fixture. Possibly hang our family photos on the wall above the chairs and one day, built in bookcases. I’m going to sit on the color for now because it’s better than before. For some reason I think it will be a cozy place in the winter to hang out. Although I kind of miss the table being in here for puzzles and games. But I also like having it in the basement for when we watch football or movies. How many tables is too many?
And just a reminder for me and for you, it takes time to make your house a home. So I will continue to work on things slowly, figuring out how we use our home and even each room to the best of it’s ability. Which of course can change depending on the seasons of life.
So for now, it’s a sitting room with a wonky rug and maybe just a peaceful space to read a book. Now I am off to find some curtains for in here because I think it will make a huge difference.