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Lightening Up a Dark Room

I finally took the leap and painted the wood paneling in the TV room!  It took awhile for me to decide whether or not to paint and then what color to use, but I’m really happy I did it.  The wood was so dark and made the room feel more like a cave than a fun sitting area…  Here are some photos of the cave-like room.

I didn’t have a good photo of the other side of the room- they are all really dark and hard to see- but I have one from when we looked at the house.

Here is a close up of the paneling with its crazy texture.

Now onto the new, lighter look.  I painted all the paneling a light gray color (the same one that’s in the living room) and the trim and built-in desk are pure white.  Here is the transformation.

It feels so nice to have the bookshelf organized and all the shelves clean!  Now I have a really big workspace, with lots of light from the new silver lamps (which I found at Tuesday Morning!).

I organized the books by color since I can usually remember the color of the cover and then it’s easier to find things when I need them.

The final touch was some cut roses from the rose bush that my Mom planted in the front.  They are so beautiful, and they’re blooming like crazy.  :)

What do you guys think?  Do you like the new color or do you prefer the paneling? Let me know what you think.  :)  Thanks for stopping by!



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