I’ve been painting again. Anyone who knows me in real life is probably laughing at my use of “again”… I know it seems I never stop painting around here.
This past few months I’ve painted Mark’s room, an entry and front door, the house exterior (hired out), Mark’s bathroom, Susie’s room and our master. Phew! That makes it sound like I have a problem or something. Anyone else suffer a painting addiction? Oh, and don’t even get me started on painting furniture!
When I paint I make a huge mess. Of course the room gets torn apart, but I also take off all the baseboards, door casings and window trim because I hate getting paint on them. Nobody around here seems to mind my mess…
And when I get started they usually ask why I am doing this? And then when I’m done, they say “Yay!” In the case of the hubby, maybe in not so many words. ;)
Anyway… Here is the happy outcome of Susie’s recent room re-do that had me and her saying “YAY!!!”…
So what do you think? I’m pretty in love. Most importantly, Susie said, and I quote, “How did you know I wanted my room like this??” Score.
Wall color: Benjamin Moore’s Palladian Blue #HC144; idea from this pin. It shows in some of my pictures as baby blue and some pictures as a green-blue; in real life it is more green-blue. It’s gorgeous. Painted it in my bedroom too after doing Susie’s room.
Bed: Craigslist score ($40) I painted. Will share that process sometime soon.
Quilt: Farm Chicks 2012 find ($30 but I had to finish backing and binding)
Framed horse poster: Thrifted ($14)
Horse sketch: My friend, Sarah, drew it for Susie while she was babysitting a couple years ago.
Elephant art: old IKEA.
Ribbons: from my horse-showing days; idea came from this pin.
Ceiling masterpiece: Another dear friend and babysitter made me the tissue paper flowers, the lanterns came from Hobby Lobby and the honeycomb-ish one came from Target. Tissue paper flower tutorials here.
Drawers on the wall: idea came from this pin.
Crates as book case: idea came from this pin; I still might paint them eventually.
Little blue chair: antiquing find on way home from Farm Chicks 2012, ($10).
Armoire: old IKEA.
Yellow locker baskets: Farm Chicks 2013 find ($10/each).
Play kitchen: Target ($99); should’ve gotten the IKEA one. The doors always fall off this one and the red paint chips easily.