Thursday, March 31, 2011

Making Progress

So last week Craig took some days off to get a few things done around the house.  We have lived here almost three years and were still living with flat builder beige walls in several rooms, and it had not held up well.  Painting was my first priority.

We began with Pinkerbelle’s room.  Her room was this same lavender color and design in our last three houses, so this time we went with something different.

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I decided to go with green this time.  It went with her duvet and would still work with the touches of pink and lavender that she has in her room.  My design inspiration was this room from an older PBKids catalog.

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Craig painted the walls; Lowes American Tradition Panacea on top and Paris Mint on the bottom (color matched at Home Depot with their paint/primer in one).  I have a shoebox full of paint chips collected over the last 5 or 6 years which I pulled the card from, so I’m not even sure if they still have that card at Lowes.  When he was done, I did the dots with rubber stamps.

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He also got the kids’ bathroom painted.  It has always been my practice to get eggshell or satin paint, but based on the beating the satin-painted kitchen and family room walls have taken, I decided to go with semi-gloss for the bathroom.  The color is Benjamin Moore Yarmouth Blue, again color-matched.

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It looked fine with the existing shower curtain, but then I remembered that I still had one of the famous Target shower curtains from when I found them brand-new at Goodwill a couple years ago.

 

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Still two bedrooms, the upstairs landing, and the master bath left to paint, but progress is being made.  Someday (soon, hopefully) I’ll get to the rest of the decorative accents in these two rooms.

9 comments:

Mom in High Heels said...

Oh, Pinkerbelle's room is adorable! I love the dots!

Paula said...

This are looking fabulous around your home. Getting two rooms checked off of your "to do" list must feel fabulous. I love the dot detail in your daughter's room.

Holly said...

Very pretty! Love the stamps on the wall.

The Cannary's, est. 1985 said...

I like the new green - looks soothing.

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Can't believe you hand-stamped Pinkerbelle's room! The dots look like they were perfectly placed. :) I like the green a lot! I remember those Target shower curtains--there was a huge to-do about them all over blogland. I was so envious of people who got one. ;) Everything is looking great!

Richella said...

Looks to me as if you've made LOTS of progress! Pinkerbelle's room looks great in green, and the dots are wonderful. What a wonderful idea! And the bathroom looks great with that shower curtain.

Thank God for non-flat paint! :)

FrouFrouBritches said...

I love Pinkerbelle's room! The little dots are precious!!! So, so cute! Love it! You've made some great progress. I'm totally jealous. I HATE to paint, but it always looks soooo goooood when it's done!

Sarah @ Modern Country Style said...

Woweeeeee, Missus, you've been busy!! I can't believe how much you've got through!!

I reeeeeeally love that shower curtain. I've never seen one like it in the UK. Yup, jealous!!

SOooooooooooooooooooo jealous!!

And Pinerbelle's (I love it that you call her that) room looks great. Your stamping is incredibly neat. Did you measure it all out or do it by eye? Either way, great job!!

By the way, only the first paragraph of your posts show up in Google reader. I wasn't sure if you'd done it on purpose but thought you might like to know in case you hadn't. I hope I don't sound presumptious...

Sarahx

Comeca Jones said...

I love the curtain print too its lovely.