Yes, it involves paint, but no, I did not paint the fireplace bricks. Upon further consideration, I think that waiting, and possibly holding off entirely, is wise.
But I did paint the walls in a color that I'll call "Smurf".
People always say that paint is the easiest thing to change.......just buy another gallon.......just repaint the room. Who are they kidding? Paint is not free. Benjamin Moore paint is especially not free. And I spent the whole dang day turning our music room into Smurfdom.
These pictures are not capturing the aversiveness of the color. It's even darker now that it's all dried. It's bad. It's really bad. It's like a little boy's room. A little boy's room with a Caribbean theme. Why oh why did I not get the sample cans? My decorating self esteem is shot.