I am so excited to share how a gallon of paint transformed the accent walls and niches in our house. And, to stay on trend painting an accent wall is now called a color block application.
We were so psyched when we updated our home’s interior paint colors. We transformed our walls from the dark, gothic-inspired browns of the mid-2000’s to a lighter shade of grey.
Here is a before and after of our family room; the epicenter of the house for lounging and channel surfing. After removing the shutters, we rediscovered the Colorado views outside the windows. And, then we painted the walls Revere Pewter and the before and after results were better than a Hoda & KLG makeover segment. I took this photo in the afternoon so cover your eyes…that Colorado sunshine is bright!
I loved the gray walls for a few months and then I got a little bored with the blank canvas.
I painted our kitchen island and loved it as an accent color. And decided it was time to add a little more color block to my walls and niches.
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So while my husband was away for an annual college guys’ ski trip I got to work with the accent wall in our family room. This accent wall is more of a niche; set into the space above the fireplace and television. It has a custom mantel above it and that became my scaffolding to paint the arched niche.
Seriously… standing on a ledge that is less than 20 inches deep was a combination of stupid and stressful. Thankfully, my determination outweighed my fear. And, thankfully, my weight did not outweigh the mantel!
I love the end result of the color block in this niche. In fact, with the success of this niche. I knocked out two smaller accent niches that only required a step ladder to paint.