Wednesday, March 9, 2011

House Projects

**I typed up this post about 2 weeks but couldn't get some photos to upload**
Hanging Curtains

Last night since David was using the laptop (my only mode of entertainment at night), I decided I would tackle one of the many projects on my list. I bought this curtain rod and curtains almost 3 months ago. I hung up one set over the sliding glass door in our room back then because it was bare. But, I procrastinated this one because it was for purely aesthetic purposes. This is the before picture...ignore all the clean clothes waiting to be folded. (Maybe doing this project was a way to avoid doing the laundry?) 

After! I made the bed again just for the picture. In my defense, it was made all day, but I moved all the pillows before I drilled the holes for the curtain rod. Who wants saw dust on their pillows? Another project on my list is to make a headboard. We have a really cool vintage door out in the shop that I plan to turn into a headboard, but that will probably have to wait until summer.

Painting the Bathroom
Before - this half bath had bead board in it when we moved in. Score! Too bad it was painted this brownish-burgundy color. Ewww! The walls were a neutral beige color but they also had pinkish undertones that I wasn't fond of.

More Before: The counter tops are off-white and clash with walls, the sink is white, and the oak cabinets clash with the wood floors and just don't mesh with that color on the bead board. I thought the whole color combo was just hideous. So one night in early January when David was using the computer for work, I decided to tackle this project. I couldn't handle those nasty color combos anymore. So I started by painting the bead board WHITE, as it was meant to be. =) I painted the walls Kilim Beige, the same color we're using for the rest of the living areas, and stained the cabinet with Minwax Ebony stain. I've only done two coats of the stain and still need to do one more at least before I seal it with a few coats of Polyurethane. But, the whole room is looking much better. much cleaner and fresher looking!

Here is where I still have some work to do, but it's still an improvement.


Heather said...

I am a huge fan of tackling projects to avoid laundry, though I have to admit I probably would have done something less ambitious. Good work, it looks fantastic.

Raspberry said...

That's so fun to see the before and afters. I agree. Beaded board should definitely be white. :)