Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Shop and Paint

Bernadette and I had such a great time baby shower shopping yesterday. We started out at Starbucks to have a treat and go over the registry to see what we might want to look at. Since Tresa and Chris occasionally read my blog, I can't really tell you what we bought...but let's just say we had a blast! I will take pictures and then after the showers I'll show you.

After shopping I came home and sweet Irv had painted the ceiling in the bedroom for me. That meant I could dig right in on the walls. Have you ever painted a room and immediately hated it? That is how I felt about our bedroom the last time I painted it. I hated everything about it....the colors, the bedspread, the valance, the lamp......ugh....here is what it looked like. A couple of the walls were a deep gold color and a couple were that brick whatever it is color. Man, I must have been in one heck of a funk when I picked those.

The bedspread was a sort of mossy green and it was okay, but I didn't love it. Then I made a valance, a lamp shade and pillows out of this fabric that was just not "me" and I still to this day have no idea what I was thinking!

So, here we go.....the transformation to an awesome light blue that will go with the bedding that Bernadette gave me. She decided she didn't like it for the room she was redoing and gave it to me. It's almost brand new. I think I showed it to you a long time ago, but I think those pictures are on my old hard drive. Once I'm done I'll take some new pictures and show you again.

I didn't have much light when I took these so it's hard to see the blue....it's more of a gray blue than a baby blue. It matches the bedding really well.

I got the first coat on today, and I'll put the next coat on when I get off work half day on Friday. Then I will have the weekend to work on the closet and trim. I am sooooo thrilled with the color. I makes the room look so much bigger than the dark colors. Lovin' it already!

Make it a good one and do something nice for yourself today....and maybe for someone else too!


Lanyardlady said...

Nice color, although I liked the gold/brown. I admire your initiative. If I never pick up another paint brush it will be too soon!

Nancy said...

I'll be anxious to see it when it's all done. I'm glad you like the new color!


Cathryn said...

I did that to my kitchen. I painted it lemon yellow and in UGH turquoise blues. I have NO idea where my mind was at that time. I like the lemon yellow but the turquoise has got to go! I've been adding sunflower motifs and cobalt blues to help tone down those ugly turquoise colors, but I want to repaint it when I have my break.

Oklahoma Granny said...

Don't you just love the way just a splash of paint can transform a room!

Teresa - in the Middle Side of Life said...

that will be beautiful! when you're done painting there, wanna come to my house??? i need some room color changes, too.

Joanna Jenkins said...

Isn't baby shopping the greatest! You can't help but feel energized and excited!

Loving the room makeover. We have similar tastes in colors!


Angela said...

Looks very pretty! Our guest room is blue and I really enjoy it- even though I never go in there. We are about to turn it into an exercise room so maybe we will get to enjoy it a bit more. Blue is such a great bedroom color.

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

Picking the right shade of gold/brown is a dicey proposition. I'm glad you switched to something easier!

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