I shared the kitchen in its new gray paint a couple weeks ago, so I thought I would show the music room since it also got the same color paint.
For a reminder, here is what it looked like last year.
I created the sheet music wall last fall, and although I liked it then with the blue paint, I really like it now with the light gray. I love how the raspberry velvet on my grandmother's antique settle looks with the light gray walls and the rich colors in the Turkish rug too.
I also switched out the shades I made and added DIY drop cloth curtains to match the ones on the windows. That made a *huge* difference and really added noticeable visual height to the room. Plus, those shades were a pain to fold back up neatly after using. All I did was buy one 9' x 12' canvas drop cloth and cut it down the middle then serge the raw edges. I also cut about a foot off the bottom then folded over the tops and attached cafe rings. Voila -- so, so easy. If I could afford 35 yards of dupioni silk, that's what I would have on all the windows, but since I can't, I don't, and this is an affordable substitute:-)
On the other side of the room, I changed out the art to this antique Irish pub print. When I first picked this color of light gray, I had in mind matching these old tongue and groove doors. The darker gray peeking through, was the inspiration for my cabinetry, doors and trim -- all out of the old house.
My parents had the "Rules of This Tavern," print, that came from a family friend, but I always loved it and thought this would be a great place for a little humor.
Here is the room before...
I certainly love it and am so glad I made the change once I got it in my head to do so. My advice -- follow your instincts:-)
I'll be joining: