If you remember our den remodel, you will remember the two white bookshelves on either side of the fireplace. As a reminder, here is a lovely photo for you.
|YOUNG HOUSE LOVE BUILT-INS|
|BENJAMIN MOORE GRAYSTONE|
|CUSTOM COLOR (WE CALL IT ASH GRAY STONE WOOD)|
|SHELVES ROW BY ROW|
|ONE SIDE COMPLETE, ONE MORE TO GO!|
|READING FOR ITS CLOSE UP|
We both really like the way that the subtle color ties the fireplace into everything. The color helps the fireplace look larger, and helps the built-ins not dominate the wall so much, letting the fireplace become the star of the show. The color sample was $2.84 and we already had the color that we mixed it with, so this entire project cost us under $3.00 and took us a total of 1 1/2 evenings. Not bad!
It should also be noted that we consider this our comfy, cozy, hang out in, and watch TV room so we are OK with darker colors in this room. It makes it feel like our very own cozy cocoon!