This is old news, but I didn’t want to forget to show you what my mom and I did in her living room! You all remember last spring when Nick and my little bro, Tim, tore apart the slat and lathe walls and put in new drywall. Well my mom painted the whole room beige (not MY first choice, but it’s not my house) and I convinced her to do a little something special on one wall as a bit of an accent wall. Here’s the before:
We pretty much went to town tracing lightly with a pencil!
At one point, things weren’t lining up perfectly, and instead of hauling out a big ol’ level and trying to get the stupid bubble in the center… Mom just took off her wedding ring and tied it to a string. I would have NEVER thought of this. I literally would have driven to the hardware store and bought a laser level before I came up with that. It totally worked though and gave us perfectly level vertical lines to follow!
The end result gave her a very subtle texturey design on the wall! It shows up more, depending on the time of day and amount of light. It’s so soft and subtle! And SO classy! The lighting in this photo wasn’t ideal, but if you look closely, you can see it!!
It brings a special sort of glitter to the room! And makes up for the fact that the room is otherwise… beige.
She did most of the work… I just helped get her started and then tended to my babes and watched her labor. It looks nice, huh?