I feel like that horrible mini wall, the one I hate because it disrupts the flow, has disappeared. Or disappeared as much as a wall that's still really there can disappear. Painting it the same color as the surrounding walls in both rooms has made it fade into the background and my living room feels larger, brighter and more open. Win.
Remember what my living room looked like on Saturday? Of course you do; disturbing stuff like that gets burned into your memory for years.
Without that jarring wall of knotty pine, the entire space feels roomier and all the windows really pop -- have I mentioned that I love the dark mullions with the white trim? I didn't know how I would feel about them when I first decided to paint, but now I'm 100% on board. Kind of quirky. Lots of charm.
Even with the work that still needs to be done, I'm so over the moon with my "new" space. Tomorrow I'll be back with the list of things that still need to be done to finish the little kitchen makeover!
This little project just goes to show that no matter how much we all dread painting sometimes (and come on, even I do -- it's not on my top 10 list of favorite things), in the end it is so, so, so worth it.
Kitchen cabinets, you're next. (I just have to keep reminding myself "it's worth it, it's worth it, it's worth it...")