Thursday, December 1, 2011

Painting

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Hello dear friends,

I wish I could say I was painting something artistic and fabulous, but no,...this last week I have been painting my youngest daughter's bedroom while she is away in Europe studying and travelling.

I always forget how HARD painting really is! The ceilings are 12 foot high....... so that's the first challenge.
My husband really wasn't interested in doing it...so I somewhat rashly said "I'll do it...you don't need to help!" Hmmm.....!

Three (!!) undercoats were needed to cover the aqua paint in the cornice followed by 2 top coats and the same (one less undercoat) to cover the pale green.
That is a LOT of time up and down a ladder...my legs certainly got a bit of a work out!

While the aqua and pale green combination was very pretty...it was just a bit too "teenage' for a young woman, I think. ( By the way she does know I was probably going to do this!)
So, as much as the look is terribly neutral...it matches the rest of that portion of the house....and besides neutral is good as you can change linen etc!!

Colored cornice

The aqua wall!

A very neutral palette now.

The main walls are still to have their top coat, the woodwork still to be sanded and painted...but I finally feel like the end is in sight. ( dear husband has started to help..think he saw I was starting to struggle a bit!)

I have got lovely new linen bed set and I am going to try and make a padded head board....wish me luck with that one. 
Has anyone had success with headboards...if you have I would love to hear.

Ok...have had my little break...now back to the paint!

Hope you are all having a great day.

Jenni

8 comments:

lisa said...

This looks wonderful Jenni, and oh I DO know about those 12 ft. ceilings! Not a lot of fun!

My Life Under the Bus said...

Painting is exhausting and your hand always feels like it's going into rigor mortis the next day! ( It looks beautiful though!)

coffeeaddict said...

Painting...in the last 4 years I've painted 3 different apartments.
I love your aqua wall with the green accent line!

Therese's Treasures said...

Jenni, I know all too well the task of painting rooms and it is a workout, whew! I liked the aqua and green around the top, but when I saw the neutral color I do agree it is more grown up. Great job so far and isn't it just like a man to jump in when most of the hard work is done ;-)
Therese

Alice said...

It's beauitufl!I love the neutral colors--they allow for color in other ways like pillows, rugs, etc.

I really dislike painting with all the prep work of taping, undercoats, and then painting. I'll bet your back and neck are sore from reaching up that far!

Marian Hertzog said...

Looks beautiful! Good luck with the headboard... check on the HGTV website for a "how to". I have seen them on the make over shows. I don't think it is too hard to do. As always having the right tools makes all the difference.

one-eared pig said...

I once made a padded headboard with commercial grade wallcovering. I had a wood board, some polyfill batting, and then wrapped the board like a gift. Stapled in back, and all done. It was a long time ago, so no more details than that. It is one of those things that can be as difficult or as simple as you want it to be.

Wendy said...

It looks beautiful! The hardest, most exhausting job we ever did was paint the entire inside of our house.

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