Sunday, August 12, 2012

Green Backs



Hello, Dear Ones.
Last week I told you I was working on a project and now I'm going to share it with you.
I thought my den was looking rather bland.
This is how it did look.
I wanted to paint the backs of the builtins another color.
This is the before.

Now this is the after! 
I'm loving it! 
The backs were a beigey color just like the walls but I was tired of it and chose to paint them green. 
The color is Haven by Sherwin Williams.
I know the two sides look like they are a different shade from one another but I think it's because the dog house is behind glass on the left.


From nice and calm...

to Let's Go and Look Sassy!
I'm loving it.
Do you like it?

Here's the side by the chair where I sit and blog.
I think green is my favorite color right now.
My den is rather dark and it's hard to get bright pretty snaps.

Here's the dog house. 
You saw my dogs after they were taken out of their house about a week ago.
They were so excited to get back into their house are loving their new house color.
See all of the smiles and wagging tails! :)

Here's another view of my den.
As you can see my sofa 'floats' as there are just no walls in here.
The only full wall is on the left where we have the TV cabinets.
The new painting I showed you last week is on a tiny little wall located about 6 feet or so behind the sofa.
If you look to the far right and one step down you'll see the sunporch.
Yep, and there's my exercise bike gathering dust!
I'm so talented like that - no sweating and stuff!

Hope you like my little change!


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Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song~

I Little Bit of Green


Now that the truth is hard to face
I can't forget you once were mine
Someone else is in my place
Whenever we meet my heart beats out of time

Just a little bit of green

Clouds my eyes to what I've seen
Just a little bit of green
When I see you with someone new
And knowing that there's nothing I can do

Please don't try to tie me down
Those are the words you often say
I can't help seeing you around
You smile with surprise, I turn my eyes away

Just a little bit of green

Oh-oh-ho, clouds my eyes to what I've seen
Just a little bit of green
When I see you with someone new
And knowing that there's nothing I can do

Oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh


Just a little bit of green

Oh-oh-ho, clouds my eyes to what I've seen
Just a little bit of green
When I see you with someone new
And knowing that there's nothing I can do

Oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh

Just a little bit of green
~ sung by Elvis Presley



65 comments:

  1. Oh it looks so pretty. Nice green and it really makes everything pop. Great idea. Love all of your wonderful doggies and such a pretty room. Hugs, Marty

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  2. I love it Shelia! The green back makes all your pretty accessorizes pop!

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  3. Hi darling, woo-hoo! The dogs got a new dog house! Love the new pop of color. It truly showcases all of your beautiful things..
    hugs ~lynne~

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  4. Oh my...I'm loving the Green! It looks great Shelia!!

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  5. I LOVE the green, green is one of my favorite paint colors too. I feel it is a neutral that will go with anything. I loved seeing your whole den and sunroom. Such a big, open space. Love it. XO, Pinky

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  6. I do like it! However, from your blog title, I was a little disappointed that you weren't going to give us a tutorial on printing money!! = )

    Best,
    Bonnie

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  7. Looks great, all your things really stand out more. I love green too, the 'blue girls' though are starting to sway me, but I am not redecorating now. :) xo

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  8. Amazing! things just seem to pop instead of blending into the wall! Your dog house is amazing too!

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  9. Yes, I like this very much!!! The green is soft and pretty, and your things really show up now. Love that tray on the shelf......and the dog house, how cute!!! You have such a beautiful home and what a nice sun room!!!

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  10. "PERFECT"!!! when the hutch background is painted the same color as the walls it tends to make the hutch just look like shelves...You defined the hutches and made them "POP"! LOVE,LOVE,LOVE IT!!! "AND" OH MY I'm so in LOVE with your dog house...I have "ALWAYS" wanted staffordshire spaniels "BUT" I haven't gotten any "YET"!!! AHHHH, One day, but until then I'll have to just admire your sweeties!!!
    Have a wonderful week sitting back and LOVIN your new hutches...
    Hugs,
    Donna

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  11. Looks like you had lots of fun! LOVE the colours and how the green and white makes them 'pop'!

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    1. Oh, thank you so much for the compliments! I went to your site but couldn't find a place to comment! So I thank you and hope you'll pop back in to see me sometimes.
      Be a sweetie,
      Shelia ;)

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  12. Shelia,
    I adore the new hue Haven in your cabinets! This gorgeous shade just makes your accessories PoP!!! You home is such a lovely statement of relaxation...a true Haven! Thanks for sharing your marvelous make~over with us!
    Fondly,
    Pat

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  13. Oh darling Shelia, what a little paint can do! Wow, a lot of difference!! You're right it looks sassy and fun too, but it also shows off your lovelies so much better, specially the doggie house!! I love it too. Have a super week.
    FABBY

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  14. I just love your home...beautiful and very homey!

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    1. Thank you so much for popping in to see me and your sweet words.
      Shelia ;)

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  15. Shelia, that shade of green is lovely and makes your sweet puppies show up much better. I always say that pink and green are my favorite colors so Haven is pleasing to my eyes. As for the exercise equipment, I totally understand. Such a dainty lady as yourself should never have to work up a sweat (ugh) and besides you look great!------- Shannon

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  16. Wow, what a difference paint makes! I love all your birds "stuff" too!

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  17. I like the green! It makes things on the shelves pop. I love to see all your doggies. ;-)

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  18. Shelia.... FANTASIT redo. Omgosh makes a huge difference. Very calm and serene...and makes all your little treasures "pop". Great job. Thanks for sharing.
    xoso
    Sandy

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  19. A small change made a big difference. Very nice. Smiles, Susie

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  20. I like it too, Shelia! A pretty color to show off your great collections!

    Smiles,
    Carol

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  21. Sheila, I love the change. Back of mine are green, too. Great minds think alike.

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  22. I spotted the bike right off and thought to myself its know wonder this gal has so much energy. I have a glider and it sure enough is gathering dust.The doggies should be much happier. I like the new color. Nice space you have.

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  23. LOVE it!!!! I want so badly to paint our built-ins, white with an interior color - yay you!!!

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  24. The green behind the prettyies looks great! It gives it a designer's touch. Beautiful. I did that once, years ago, in the color red and it made that area really pop, as the green does to yours. Then I had red pillows on the couch and red flowers in the draperies that I made and it brought it together so nicely.
    Hugs, Cindy

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  25. Very pretty, Shelia! Just the right amount of color to draw your eyes to the built ins! I love your collection of pups! Your room looks so spacious. We practically touch knees sitting on chairs here! lol! Great job!

    XO,
    Jane

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  26. Oh Sheila the green backs look fantastic!! Green is one of my favorite colors. I think your sweet dog collection looks even more gorgeous with the green background.

    bee blessed
    mary

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  27. I've always loved this room with the attached sun room -- and now, it is even better with the touch of green. Sally

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  28. So pretty Sheila, it really makes your items show up. I love the white tray with the flowers between the little lamps. Again, I love your blog, it always brightens my day!

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  29. Shelia- I love that color on the back of the cabinets. That is almost identical to the color of my dining room. It is usch a soft, pretty color, isn't it? It really brightens up your room and makes your collections pop out at you. What a pretty room and I love our sun room! xo Diana

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  30. Oh my goodness, its like a whole new room isn't it. I love how before, everything was pretty but now everything just POPS. Your sweet doggies look quite content. My oh my I did not realize you had quite that large of a collection. I have 3 sets, I am way behind you. :)

    xxoo

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  31. The green really shows off all your books and collections so much more beautifully. Love it!

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  32. I love the green, green is my favorite color! =) The new color really enhances your collectibles, it's absolutely beautiful! Thanks for sharing! XO ~Liz

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  33. You and the word bland would never go hand and hand. Thanks Sheila for sharing..I love this room. I left your link where it was because it really is no biggie:) You will remember next time is all. Thanks for joining in.

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  34. Shelia this is clever decorating! Such a simple thing to cause such gorgeous impact. Well done!! Oh but this is one lovely room too!

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  35. Shelia,
    I love the green!! It just makes everything pop that you have displayed in the Built Ins!!
    Great Transformation!!

    Hugs,
    Debbie

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  36. It looks great, Shelia! It really makes things stand out over there now. The green was a nice choice because if you decorate the one side for the different holidays, the green should be able to tie in with everything. A small change with a big Wow factor!

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  37. It looks beautiful! Green is my favorite color, so I was loving it the moment I saw your first picture! It sure has made everything pop. Very, very pretty!

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  38. I do like and I can tell the dogs do, too. Your china dogs remind me of the dogs at Patty's place. Do you know them? ♥

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  39. I am just loving it, Shelia. Green is so calming.

    You did a wonderful job. Happy Day!

    xoBarb

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  40. The green color really adds that pizazz you were looking for! I never realized that you had such a large collection of dog statues before. How nice! That is a nice place for them.

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  41. Made a big impact in your room for a little change. Oh my goodness,,,what a great collection. Love the Staffordshire dogs.

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  42. I'm dropping by to keep in touch. I never knew your dog collection was so large! I do prefer the color behind the two displays; it draws the eye. Good job! Thanks for sharing.

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  43. Perfect! I have been on quite a roll with the green lately too. It is the one color I don't seem to get tired of, and it goes with everything. I call it my new neutral!

    Wonderful collection of Stafforshire dogs!

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  44. Yes I DO like it. The green really pulls everything together.
    Way to go.

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  45. Sheila, I like how the green adds that extra punch to the room!

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  46. I've always loved painted shelf interiors...it looks great!
    ♥Linsey

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  47. LOVE your 'sassy' green backs look and your puppies are looking very happy♥

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  48. Looks great! That green really does give a lift to the room. I've thought about doing that with a cupboard in my kitchen. Might have to give it a go now. Wishing you a great week. Tammy

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  49. I think the color sets off your pretties in perfect style, Shelia!
    Brenda

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  50. The color green really added some wonderful pop to your room. Love your dogs too.

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  51. Oh wow you certainly brightened those builtins. I love the green Shelia. I know that was a job-putting all the objects down and up again. But totally worth it. hugs sweets, Olive

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  52. I did a buffet hutch for a customer a couple of weeks ago with the same colors!!!
    Yours looks beautiful -
    Your newest follower - would love to have you come by when you have the chance for a visit and a follow back:)
    Big hugs,
    Suzan

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  53. Hey sweet Pickle..feels so good to visit with you again..have missed you girl. I love the pop your beautiful green background gives to all your pretties!!! You did good girl! Beautiful room...thanks for coming by and welcoming me back..have a great week sweetie...Picket

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  54. Love the color change. Green is so refreshing....Wonderful choice of color. It feels good to change things up abit.
    Thanks for visiting Sheila and enjoy your week and new color......

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  55. I am green with envy on the fabulous color you chose! I need to liven up the backs of my built-ins. Your dogs are in doggy heaven too!

    My treadmill has about an inch of dust on it too - maybe your bike & my treadmill need to be mod-podged or something!
    Kelly

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  56. Hi Shelia *hugs*
    Looks great! It is amazing what a little paint does isn't it? It totally freshens and brightens up. That is a lovely look.
    Enjoy your new den...
    Judi

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  57. Oh what a welcoming room you have. I love all the cute details.
    I sold my treadmill and bought a gissel instead.

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  58. LOVE the green back to your cabinets!
    Mary Alice

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  59. Sheila, What an awesome room!!!! I LOVE the soft green background of your cabinets! It makes your room look so much richer!

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  60. Very pretty. Your room is so pretty.

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  61. Your room was lovely before, but the bit of green just added so much dimension and beauty! Thanks so much for sharing on Busy Monday.

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