I’m doing a little something different today, but don’t worry, you’ll still get your Graphics for the day too! I was recently asked by Sherwin-Williams to make over a room in my home, using their paint and an awesome new tool called Chip It! (which I will tell you about shortly; you will love it!). I knew immediately that I wanted to make over my Living Room. All 3 of these photos are the Before Pics. At one time this was my husband’s Home Office/Library, but about a year ago he relocated this space to another room. What was left behind were these dark red masculine walls and a few pieces of antique furniture that didn’t fit into his new room.
Gradually some cast-off furnishings from other rooms made their way in as well. Not a great look for the first room you see when you enter the front door!
Off to the left you can see my Dining Room, my favorite room in my home. That room was lovingly decorated, which makes this room look even sadder!
So my goal is to have a really lovely Living Room space that’s welcoming when you enter our home. In order to balance the darkness of the chocolate brown walls in the Dining Room, I’m thinking of going with a deep gray tone in the Living Room–maybe even charcoal.
I’m going to be using this super-fun tool from Sherwin-Williams to get my dream Living Room! The tool is called Chip It!, and I LOVE it and I’m pretty sure you will too! Here’s what it does: Chip It! lets you use any picture that you find online–including photos and vintage graphics (yes, I had to throw that one in!)–and then turns it into a palette. What?! Oh yes, it’s true. With one click of the button you can have an instant palette that includes the names of the corresponding Sherwin-Williams paint colors. Is that not the best?! Here’s an example of what I’m talking about:
This is a graphic from my site, and I’m using it as my first inspiration image for the Living Room. I used the Chip It! tool to turn it into an instant palette! So fun! I’m really loving those gray tones.
This is my second inspiration image. This gorgeous Dining Room belongs to Chassity from Look Linger Love! Swoon! Pretty inspiring, wouldn’t you say? Her whole house is this amazing!
Here’s how it works:
You can get the Chip It! button just like the Pin It button for Pinterest. First you drag the Chip It! button below to your toolbar:
Once you spot a picture online that you like, just click the Chip It! button and then click on the image…and there you go! An instant paint palette!
Ready to start making some paint palettes? Check out the Chip It! video for easy instructions and then add the Chip It! Button to your toolbar!
Here’s how to enter the giveaway:
Chip my second inspiration image and then, in the comments, guess which photo I’m going to use for a chance to win a $1,000 Visa gift card and a $200 Sherwin–Williams gift card. Woohoo! You could do some serious decorating with that!
Test out Chip It! on Chassity’s Dining Room photo above!