It's here: an updated picture of the basement. New windows, subfloor, carpet, and paint. I'm enamored with all the improvements and can't decide which is my favorite. Natural light, warm floor, soft carpet, or clean, earthy paint color.... all totally awesome. Also awesome is my hardworking husband who works tirelessly to make me happy.
I mixed together 7 partial gallons of paint to come up with this sagy green color. I love how it turned out. I poured over greenish paint chips for a few weeks until my husband encouraged me to just mix my own. I love to paint, it is one home improvement project I can do without my man's expertise. So, I have a lot of paint and most of it is in the natural shades.
There was one scary point when I had about 3 gallons total mixed and the color was MINT. In a panic, I called my interior decorator grandma and pleaded for help. She recommended mixing in some red and dark brown and I was back to the earthy tones I crave. She also suggested working with a small amount in a cup and keeping track of the ratios I added so I didn't end up with a 5 gallon "oops." Brilliant woman.
And now I need a little design help. I am purchasing fabric for slip-cover for a couch that I got for nearly free. The whole fabric series is on clearance, so time is a-tickin away.
I also want to do something on the 4 small windows, maybe a roller shade. It's easy to snoop in basement windows, so I would like to be able to cover them when we aren't playing down there.
My first thought is paisley for the couch, stripe for the windows. That's the safe bet, but is boring.
I'm drawn to the playfulness of the polka dot and that groovy geometric print. Leave me a comment with your input! You will save me from asking my husband one more time for his opinion and getting that glazed-over "Please don't ask me about decorating" look.
PS All the fabrics are medium upholstery weight and are the same clearance price.