Sep 25 2007

basement decorating #3

Published by at 10:05 am under daily,house

Hi guys.

So, I’m famous! Another Shade of Grey answered my email to her on her website – go check it out!

The colors: I feel so relieved, because it’s what I was thinking myself, but was nervous I’d screw it up. Well, let me clarify. I was thinking “a light brown, but what shade that won’t clash with the floor?” Hi amy. The word you’re looking for is “NEUTRAL.” A-duh! :) Making it a neutral is just the right idea, though while browsing through paint colors, I find my self leaning towards a slight green. I won’t decide until I have the paint cards in hand though, as who knows what computer monitors can do to skew those colors!

Here are some paint choices, all from Lowes American Traditions:

possible paint colors for basement

The bottom 2 are kind of what I was leaning toward before, and now definitely don’t like. Well, “Withered Moss” is all right, but I like the others so much more. I believe the color that is the closest match to the one Jules had, is “Willow Wind.” I think I’d like to take the darker shade in the same family, of “Grassland.” The greener shades appeal to me as well, so I’m sure there’ll be a few test squares going up to see how it looks.

So while I’m at it, here are some pictures of the actual basement itself. I’ve had to fiddle with the exposure/brightness/contrast to try to get the colors right, but it’s still looking a little dark, as well as yellowy. It’s a basement. And it was night when I shot them. What can you do.

Next, I have to update you on the chairs I’m recovering.

On the family front, we spent a horrible night last night due to Jocelyn’s unceasing coughing, the poor darling. She coughed so hard that she spit up/threw up a little bit :( She has been congested since before we went on our little mini vacation before school started, so that’d put us at over THREE WEEKS.. She has never had a fever though, so that’s why I haven’t taken her in, but last night was pretty awful for her. I’m taking her to the doctor this afternoon.

-amy

4 responses so far

4 Responses to “basement decorating #3”

  1. gamer-geekon 25 Sep 2007 at 12:44 pm

    Wow, that’s a nice looking, big empty canvas for you to decorate!

  2. Heatheron 25 Sep 2007 at 12:59 pm

    I know it’s a pain in the but for furniture arrangement, but I love all the direction changes on your walls. I’m jealous of your angles. I had to invent ways to change room colors in our main living space. Of your choices here, I like Willow Wind, Grassland seems too dark to me. I still love the thought of pale turquoise and light purple along with it, especially seeing all of your angles…. love the angles!

  3. julie at anothershadeofgreyon 25 Sep 2007 at 6:20 pm

    I like the willow wind but I’m also digging the belle grove moss. :)

  4. Chris Cactuson 27 Sep 2007 at 8:18 am

    It looks great so far!!