Today I am excited to reveal our mushroom painted built-ins! The mushroom paint color was a big change for me (and for many of you as well), but here is how I came to love it.
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Lately the weather has been chilly and recently it even snowed here in Michigan!
The weather change has me really wanting to decorate for Christmas and I am so excited to share all of my Christmas decorating ideas with you along the way! Before I start that process though, I really wanted to share with you our mushroom painted built-ins!
Initially, when I shared the mushroom paint colors with you, I was very undecided and hesitant about the change.
It was a warm and cozy change and I loved the color, I was just indecisive and something didn’t quite feel like it fit if that makes sense. You can see the initial post about this here.
Many of you loved the color in the comments and some did not love it at all. Which by the way, please don’t apologize for! I love to read your comments and when you are honest with me. We may not always agree and that is okay, but either way your feedback is ALWAYS encouraging to me! So thank you for all of the comments, they really helped me in my creative process finding out what worked and what didn’t.
Some of you that have followed me longer know that our built-ins are not original to our home. We designed and built these ourselves, and initially had them painted a bright crisp white.
The mushroom paint color was a bold change, but it inspired me to paint our walls and ceiling which needed to be done anyways. The new white color I chose, which can be found in this blog post here really helped solidify the mushroom paint color on the built ins. I absolutely loved the fresh white paint against them.
After painting everything, I then decided to update the hardware on my TV cabinet. I replaced the handles with these black ones that I found at Home Depot, which are more my style.
I then spent some time playing around with the décor on my built-ins. I kept everything pretty much the same, but did make a few minor changes.
I loved the white against the mushroom color and decided to put my pitchers on the top shelf. These may not stay, especially with three little boys at home, but they are cheap thrift store pitchers and I do love the white.
Another décor item I added to our mushroom painted built-ins are antique duck decoys. These are very special to me because they belonged to my grandpa who recently passed away. They are absolutely beautiful and since they are usually very expensive at antique stores, I am very blessed to be able to have them to use both as décor and a memory to have of him.
On the bottom shelf I have a neutral collection of Reader’s Digest books that I scored at a thrift store for around $.50 each! I have those just stacked along the bottom shelf for now.
On the very top of my shelves I have a few cutting boards. One from my mom and the other from an antique shop.
There are a few other changes I am still considering throughout the living room now that the built-ins are complete.
As I mentioned in my YouTube video above, I am still playing around with different areas of my living room including my corner chairs, lamps, and tables. I’m also considering new curtains, and maybe a new rug? It will all come together I’m sure, but like I reminded you all in my recent post about contentment, it takes time and patience.
For now, I am more confident in the mushroom painted built-ins so I will just have to experiment with all of the other elements until everything “clicks” haha. I am always moving things around and playing with things anyways, so changing up stuff will actually be a fun challenge for me.
Overall, I am really happy with how this space has come together so far with the mushroom painted built-ins. I am really happy to be done painting and I am slowly getting ready to decorate for Christmas!
I know many are skeptical about decorating before Thanksgiving, but I truly feel it is your home and you need to do what makes you happy. As a blogger, I am SO excited to decorate a bit earlier and hopefully inspire you this year!
I hope you have enjoyed our mushroom painted built-ins reveal and I hope with some décor and paint changes it has changed some of your minds. If not, that’s ok, too. I really do love this space now and I am always excited to share my changes with you all!