Since then, we've bought the faux fireplace and a handful of other do-dads to make the space more enjoyable. But the color was horrible and the haphazard art was really starting to drive me crazy. So last weekend we buckled down and tackled the main part of the project - painting. To tie the upstairs in with the downstairs (and because we had a whole gallon of it in the basement), we painted the room the same color ("luna") as the dining room. And, of course, we had our little helpers.
Yes, George is actually sitting ON Brad's lap.
After having to do two coats in the kitchen, I was so relieved at how well the blue went over the brown - just one coat. Phew!
Heidi finds painting very tiring.
She was snoring her head off.
Anyway, so after painting, and a trip to Pier One (the matching frames below, on sale for $25 for both. Score!) for some finishing touches, we now have a very cozy, perfectly put together 2nd tv room. Woo! (The color is actually more blue-green in person. It's so hard to accurately capture color!)
Mr. Fox was happy to still have a place in the new room.
Next up, repainting the ugly yellow sun porch a much prettier yellow. What on earth will we do with ourselves once there is nothing left to paint???