Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Holy Cow

Happy New Year to everyone!  We had a very quiet day that included a LOT of football.  It was the calm before the storm so to speak.  I’ve had it in my mind to repaint our guest room/sweat shop.  The sheer volume of items in this single room had kept me at bay for quite some time, actually a few years!!  Ugh, the thought of moving out the stuff just to make room for a ladder and a can of paint was daunting. 

Welcome a new year and my resolution to conquer this room of horrors.  I finally moved out a huge armoire to storage.  I have just been shifting all the other furniture from one side of the room to the other just to move around and paint.  This is really scary to view this craziness in a pic.  Please don’t call Hoarders yet!holy-cow

I have moved on from basic white to a golden yellow.  It was inspired from a part of the fabric to be used for the window treatments.  I am so excited to get those done and hung up.2011 01 03_5486

Awww, I just love a freshly painted wall.  It is so fresh and clean.  You get that just moved in feel all over again.new-paint

I am still keeping my sewing machines in this room, but moving them from this lonely corner to the opposite wall.  I have had to cut off 20” of length from this work table.  I hope I am not going to regret that little action because every inch counts when you are crafting and painting not to mention major sewing projects.   The jury is still out on that one.old-work-corner

This paper was already in place when we purchased this home.  It’s been nice, but not really my style and it’s time was up.  Not to mention that it looks totally bad with that yellow wall bumped up next to it now.  Next chore…..stripped down wall paper.before-wallpaper

And voila!  Fresh clean wall in less that 10 minutes.  I was so relieved that it came off in whole pieces.  I was doing a happy dance for sure.after-wallpaper

The rest of the evening was spent washing off the residual paste.  Wax ON and Wax OFF came to mind immediately upon starting that chore.  My arms have got to be more fit after I finish this wall.

A coat of primer and then an accent color will go here.  I hope it isn’t too out there, but I have thought about a dusty aqua for this wall that matches the new silk embroidered fabric for the windows.  I have a graphic design planned also and I hope it comes together like it is pictured in my mind.

More to come on this mess project.  My deadline is three days from now and I still have 2 file cabinets and my work table to paint.  Keep your fingers crossed and come back for the reveal.

Thanks for stopping by Y’all.

1 comment:

andrea said...

how exciting. it looks so much better even with all your stuff out of order. so much lighter in there. glad that paper came off so easy. if you had known that then you probably would have taken it off so much earlier.