Friday, February 01, 2008
What I've been Doing!
Yup, that's right - painting. I decided that's it's finally time to do my bedroom over. Funny how it seems that Mom and Dad's room is always the last to get done. Every other room in my house has had a makeover except my bedroom so...
This is the sad look of a very old fashioned bedroom - See the stenciling. Ugh!!
Please do not think that my room always looks so messy either - Everything got piled on my bed to make room for the moving of furniture. Chelsea, Shaelyn and I started the primer coat and taping on Wednesday, when she had a snow day!
Yesterday, Shaelyn continued to join me in painting the first coat. She actually was able to help out with the taping. She enjoyed doing some painting but was sad when I wouldn't let her use the roller.
This picture doesn't really show the true colors. I did 3 walls of a light brown and then the other wall was a deeper brown. I realize that the 4th wall looks kind of greenish brown but truly, it looks better than that and is a deep brown. My original intention was to do 3 walls of one color and the 4th wall, a different one. But then I spotted a rag roller. So I was going to do the 4th wall in a textured brown. It didn't happen! It was a real pain - You have to get the line you're doing, perfectly lined up with the previous line. After trying 3 strips of this, I gave up and painted over them and ended up with my original idea. I was a little bummed because I wanted one wall textured but I am happy with the new look. Now I just have to decide on some accent colors. Any ideas? I have to get a new comforter and curtains too. Hopefully, I'll find some good deals on sheets!