I think it’s been 5 years since we painted our living room
Pittsburgh Paint Flagstone gray:
In my little world,
having any room be the same color for 5 years
is just NOT acceptable!!
Yes, it’s time for a change!
(Plus, I never really wanted gray.)
My heart was set on my favorite color — navy blue!
Sadly, as so often happens,
I was too timid to choose something so bold
+ instead, settled on the neutral gray.
(Don’t get me wrong — I do love Flagstone!)
So much for going big or going home, though.
Anyway, speaking of gray, our living room’s focal point,
this vintage sorter, is also gray:
And what a sad, sad coincidence . . .
. . . we also have a gray couch + not 1 but 2 gray chairs!
I think we can all safely say:
TOO MUCH GRAY!
So it’s not only time (5 years!?), already,
to change that gray wall color,
but I need to get rid of a gray chair or 2.
First, the walls.
Yes, my heart still belongs to navy blue,
+ who knows?
Maybe I’ll actually love this one!
Navy blue paint is really hard to get right!
Sometimes it’s COBALT! Or PURPLE!
But, if it was a true dark navy,
wouldn’t it look fantastic with my beloved ikat rug, though?
Here it is in our most recent past house, the brick bungalow,
where it also looks great with that dark blue furniture:
This now brings us to the gray chair portion of our living room change.
I’m pretty sure we’re switching out that arm chair
+ getting this pretty mid-century arm chair + ottoman, instead:
Here it is, sans ottoman but in a tad larger photo op:
It doesn’t really look that dark blue,
but I think it will work.
Fingers crossed it won’t blend into the navy blue walls behind it, God forbid.
Uh oh. Do you see what’s happening?
There’s that pesky color doubt of mine rearing its head again.
So, just in case, I’ve got “PLAN B”, + here ’tis:
It reminds me of a color, Beeswax,
that we used in our riverfront farmhouse
that we built at the turn of the century.
It’s just so darn cheerful,
+ wouldn’t it complement the pretty butter yellow in my rug???
Oh, here we go again.