Thursday, September 6, 2012

Living Room Updates with Finner Paints

In the last week, I've painted my living room twice and within this next week, I"ll be painting it one more time. I needed to brighten things up in there. We've had the same color for five years. I was bored with it and in my head I have the perfect color picked out, so it should have been simple. Nope.

If this new color doesn't make me happy, I'm convinced that the color in my head doesn't exist. Hopefully by next week I'll have a finished product to share with you. Unless, of course, I've jumped off the proverbial decorating bridge...I'm getting close. I'll take suggestions on the best gray/blue from Valspar...

First Try
Second Try (looks waaaay too blue on the wall, really pretty though)

 Third Try, maybe...hmm

And my third choice, on a wall...looks good. BETTER WORK!

So on to a happier topic: New Art!! Along with the changing color of the LR, I had to update the artwork too. I've been dying to get Little Dude working with finger paints and found a baby-safe finger paint solution: water, food coloring, flour. Easy.

My plan was to strip Little Dude down to his diaper, put him on the grass with some paints and canvases and let him go wild. But it's too hot outside and my damn hormones turn me into a raging evil hot beast when I'm in temperatures over 74 degrees. Instead I covered the kitchen floor with newspaper and let him go wild in there. As parents, it's inevitable that we'll make some poor choices. This was definitely one of those. Keeping this kid contained to a pile of newspapers is next to impossible. Trust me, do this outside.

Little Dude did make some fantastic pieces of art though.

Even The Dog got in on the action. 

Soon, I'll have them hung on the freshly painted (again) wall.

Fun, messy project. Love it. Try it. 

<3 dani

1 comment:

  1. Great idea for your little one to be able to 'join in' the painting too!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous weekend!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success


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