More Windows and a New Wall Color

I finally got a wall completely painted. It’s a short wall, but it’s a wall and it’s painted and decorated. The paint color is Valspar Aspen Gray. It’s slightly darker than the dining room wall (Valspar Woodlawn Colonial Gray). The rest of the living room will be painted the same as the dining room. I love the contrast between the wall and the white trim and door. That skinny door is my pantry (it’s so small, you should feel sorry for me). 


Aren’t these windows great? I already had the smaller window and my wonderful niece gave me the 2 bigger ones. I knew right where I wanted to hang them when she gave them to me, I just needed to get that wall painted first. Thanks Anne!

Here’s the wall before I painted. I don’t remember the color. I really liked it for a few years.

But I’m totally loving this gray now and how fresh it feels.

I love the butterflies and since it’s still Summer I thought I’d put them back up for a while. Yay, one wall down, 2 1/2 more to go.

The Home Decor and Organizing Link Party will start about midnight. I can’t wait to see what you’ve been working on.

I’m linking to these awesome blog parties:
Whatever Goes Wednesday at Someday Crafts
Hoo’s Got Talent at Night Owl Crafting
Hookin’ Up With HOH at House of Hepworths
Remodelaholics Anonymous at Remodelaholic
DIY Project Parade at The DIY Showoff
Motivate Me Monday at Keeping It Simple
Weekend Warriors at Ask Anna
Trash to Treasure at Sassy Sites

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{ 17 comments… add one }
  • ashlee August 2, 2011, 4:39 pm

    LOVE the book pages butterflies! They are so SO pretty! How are they stuck on?
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  • Anna August 2, 2011, 9:03 pm

    Looks SO good! What is the gray color that you used? I’m thinking about painting my bathroom gray and yours is so pretty.


  • Michelle at Faith, Trust, & Pixie Dust August 2, 2011, 9:44 pm

    So pretty. I love the paint color AND those windows!

    Warmly, Michelle

  • Comeca Jones August 3, 2011, 6:21 am

    I love your use of the windows they look great!
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  • Anne August 3, 2011, 8:09 am

    The windows look fabulous! So glad you could use them! I also really love that color; I’m on a bit of a grey kick right now. 🙂 Miss you and I hope you and your family are doing well!

  • Angie @ gathered and sown August 3, 2011, 9:20 am

    I have a window sitting here on my floor waiting for a purpose! This gives me some great ideas…

  • bec August 3, 2011, 4:42 pm

    wow! these are so cute! what a clever idea…they look so good! thanks for sharing

  • Shirley L August 3, 2011, 8:09 pm

    I love old windows, I have 3 displayed in my home as well. The butterflies are wonderful!
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  • Claudia Blazer August 5, 2011, 1:38 pm

    Love your placement of the windows on the grey wall – just painted my office grey and complimented the grey with bamboo shades for the window and a hint of deep blue aqua which will be also in the pillows I’m making.

  • Rosemary August 7, 2011, 6:28 pm

    Love the grey color. So much more soothing, and the butterflies are really cute.

  • julie August 7, 2011, 6:45 pm

    So pretty! I wish they were mine 🙂 The butterflies add such a soft touch – love that!
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  • Chandeen @ Designed by Chance August 7, 2011, 6:55 pm

    Love the new grey and the butterflies. The only and new both look great.
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  • Tanya Anurag August 8, 2011, 7:28 am

    The windows with those tiny butterflies look amazing. Your niece really did a great job by giving you two more windows. Three together look more artistic.

    I am hosting my first link-up party – Tea Time Thursdays @ Kreative Korner. Would be glad to see some of your awesome posts there. Hope to see you at the party.

  • audra August 8, 2011, 8:27 pm

    Super creative use of window, they look awesome! I’d love for you to link up at my Tuesday Tutorials Link Party! 🙂

  • Mimi August 9, 2011, 4:14 pm

    I love your windows! I have one I bought from Restore and am trying to decide how to transform it. This really inspires me! I really love what you have done here 🙂

  • Rose Norwood February 22, 2012, 8:52 am

    I am looking for the perfect gray and I really like this one, but does it have any blue in it?
    How about the woodland color? Does it have any blue? That is actually the one i picked for
    Our bedroom.

  • Jami February 25, 2012, 7:04 pm

    Where’d you get/make the butterflies? I love them so…would make a wonderful addition to my dining area this spring

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