Thursday, May 26, 2011

Three out of Four

What a looooong weekend! You know those projects you think you can crank out in 2 days tops and then it ends up taking longer? Oh yeah that was my weekend :) this was the weekend I decided to rid myself of the third blue room in our house. Yes my house has 4 blue rooms, all different shades. I already painted over my teal living room and sky blue kitchen. Last weekend my lightest of light baby blue bedroom was on the chopping block!

Here's what I started with....

Who in their right mind would want to live in this blue? Probably a lot of people but not me. Time to go! So last Thursday night I did some initial mudding of holes, nail pops, etc. I had planned to get so much done on Friday, except I ended up working a full day and by the time I got home I was pooped. So Saturday, after a late start thanks to my lazy fiancé, we got to priming....The edging was horrendous! As you can see we have 2 door frames, 2 double closets, and 3 windows and sills which require finicky brush work!

Look at my man working....I definitely needed his help. 
I'm usually the go-getter, handy-man in my house, but this was for sure a two man job!

So unimpressed, but we're finally done priming!

So Saturday we finished priming, and didn't have enough time to get the first coat of actual paint on.  How depressing? 
But Sunday, boy howdy, did we get painting!!
So we started working on the trim .....

It was very exciting to see my vision come to life!  The colour was/is perfect...but I kid you not-the trim took us 5 HOURS!!! yes you heard right, 5 hours.  A friend asked me "What were you using, toothbrushes?"  It felt like it!  But it felt sooooo good to roll that paint on-it's always accompanied with a small panic attack because I don't trust my own instincts....

Ty kept likening the colour to chocolate milk (which is what it totally looks like) I asked him "Is that a good thing?"
He was like "Yup 'cuz after I'm done painting I get to eat the walls". Har har har!

First coat done! Success!

Luckily Sunday we got our butts in gear a little quicker and had time to let the paint dry for 4 hours and then gear up for the second coat.  Which was the easiest part of the whole ordeal, except our rollers kept leaving fuzz everywhere, so that was a little frustrating.

Ready to see my bedroom, all done, and (gasp) with the bed made and no clothes on the floor?!?!? Get ready!

No curtains or any other accoutrement.... I have some photos to hang above the bed as well as the Wall Talk Ty got for me a few Christmas's ago.  Can't wait to put it up!!
 "Always Kiss me Goodnight"

Yes that is Keeping Up With the Kardashians,
Ty's favourite show :P

Dreaming big....measuring how big is too big for a flat screen TV
We decided a 32" is plenty big enough!

And if you noticed, we put our room back together at 10pm on Sunday night.  Which thankfully left us Monday of the long weekend to be total and utter coach potatoes.  We really love the change and hope you do too!  I hope it inspires you to pull up your socks and revamp your living space!

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Brandi said...

I love your bedroom! It looks so cozy and comfortable.

Barb said...

Looks soooo good! Well done!

Jennifer DeDonato said...

Looks great! I think the color is perfect with your furniture. I love your flat screen!!