Friday, February 18, 2011

Paint colors . . .

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The colors we used are from Lowes Valspar Paints.  Why Valspar?  Because it's only 5 minutes to Lowes and Home Depot is all the way across town.  And I like the paint.

The wall color is called Lyndhurst Stone . . . . .


And the trim is LaFonda Sagebrush . . .


These paint chips were taken off the Valspar website and look a little redder than the actual color but you get the idea.

We also splurged for a new couch.  I had really wanted a Johnston Benchworks couch but the closest dealer was 3 hours away.  We wanted to keep our money in our county so we opted for something that would work as an okay substitute.


Notice that the color is about a perfect match to the trim color.  The corner round that is on the floor behind the couch is actually up on the wall like it should be now.  The surface area of the seats are the same as our former couch but because the profile of the arms are much smaller, it makes the couch look smaller.  And I love that no one can put drinks precariously on the arms anymore!

We've narrowed the sconces down to these three . . . . .



We will have two between the bookcases.  You can see one of the boxes in the post below, top picture.  Dear Hubby likes the first one but it may be too wide.  I have to check dimensions but haven't gotten around to it.  The middle one I will have to buy a lamp shade for.  Another decision.  And the third one will be harder to clean.  We have several punched tin lights and lots of dust.  But if I put in 25 watt bulbs, who will see the dust?

Any thoughts?
 
Blessings, Cathi
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6 comments:

Linda ★ Parker's Paradise said...

I like the 3rd one. I love Lowes ValSpar paint as well. Your color choices are excellent.
★Linda★
BTW~I hate word verification!

Libby said...

Ahhhh - paint colors. Cruising the paint chips is a fab pasttime *s* Love your choices.

Teresa said...

Your couch is gorgeous!!!! I want to have my mom's couch refinished and the fabric in yours has really inspired me to get it done soon. I like all three of the sconces - wonder if you could get try them out and return the ones you don't like? I like the tinpunch one the best, but think the length of the middle one would look great beside your tall bookcase.

Carrie P. said...

Oh, that couch is fantastic. I just love the design on it.

Quilt Hollow said...

I don't know that I would want anybody on that beauty of a couch!

Angie Berry said...

The couch is beautiful! At first I thought you had old doilies on the arms. I love that design!

You sound like me on making decisions. I always narrow it down to the pros and cons and go from there. I'm no help... I like them all! So no matter which you choose, it will look good! =]