The view from the kitchen, which is how you are normally coming into this room, as we rarely if ever use our front door (which would bring you through the living room like regular people):
Now, at the start of this post I gave the disclaimer that it’s not quite done yet. Of course. I realize that many people decorate by having a complete vision and then boom! Decorating occurs!
But that is not my way. (Can you tell?) On my deathbed I will be wondering if we should maybe do something different…
So I am not sure about how the quite colonial-style chandelier works in this decidedly 19th century house, but it will take a while for me to figure out something I like better.
And here I think we could use some sconces or other things to add to this wall (the door to the kitchen is just to the left):
In this post I talk about getting the hutch between the windows, and that was when we moved the black shelf to where this painting is, below:
(My 89-cents-each thrifted vintage tea set may or may not have been my inspiration for the color!)
On Instagram I posted all these test patches, but the first one we tried was this:
It’s Olympic “Tranquillity.”
But I knew it would be too dark for a room we’d be in at night.
In the end, we went with me doing my usual, which is rashly mixing, approximately-exactly, to get what I really want, painting that on some random piece of wood, and taking it to Lowe’s while still wet (the guy literally dried it with his dryer before scanning it!).
Thus, the paint color is “Tranquillity Plus Two Parts White.”
It’s the one on the far right in this IG, painted over the Tranquillity, next to the molding. Looks white, right? This is the label in case you must have exactly this color:
I think you could hand them this pic on your phone to scan, don’t you?
The trim is Valspar “Shoreline Haze,” in satin. It is quite close to what was there before, making it possible to escape with only one coat on the exhaustingly high crown molding. Plus, I love it with the blue.
There you have it! What do you think? Isn’t Bridget the best?!? And now she’s selfishly going back to school, leaving me to not get any painting done on my own. Hmph.