we started another project

12:00 AM

Well, we started another project. That seems to be what the weekends are for around our house. Although, at the moment, that means 3 unfinished projects. Enough to drive this girl crazy. However, plans are now underway for finishing the scullery. For our bedroom, we're at the mercy of the hardware store, waiting for a part to come to do the floors.

paint

So, our project. We have one room upstairs in our house. When we moved in, it became the "I don't know where to put this" room which quickly resulted in an eyesore. I started making plans in my mind. Maybe it can be a studio with my sewing machine and crafts and Jeremy's music gear. Then I thought how wonderful it would be to have a home school room. The windows and fantastic view would be perfect. As Jeremy and I talked, though, we realized that our kids could really benefit from having their own room. While we have plans to add on, we felt we just couldn't wait any longer for that to happen. So this past weekend, we jumped in to make it Joshua's room. Our project list for the room...

  • Paint ceiling, walls, cabinet, and floor.
  • Put up baseboards
  • Make curtains
  • Make a headboard for Joshua's bed
  • Make a slew of DIY projects to enhance the room.
I used to be all into the warm, earth tones, but now I find my eye being drawn to cool colors. (I'm currently dreaming of seafoam in my kitchen.) We had decided on white walls which I used to think were boring, but I'm loving the fresh, clean palette. I love that we started with what we knew and dreamed of the rest while we each had a paintbrush in hand.

painting the wall


"What are we going to do with the floor?"

"Maybe we should put carpet down."

"Or maybe we should paint it."

"Yes, let's paint it. How about a white?"

"Or what about a black?"

And so, in the course, of a simple conversation, it was decided. We're painting the floor black. It already had paint on it, so as you can see in the photo, we weren't too careful with getting more paint on it. It will be a nice contrast to the white. I think Joshua has decided on navy blue and lime green (or green apple) accent colors. It's going to look so good! The painting is finished and now the project looming over me is prepping the floor and painting it!

I think, eventually, this will become a home school / my craft room, but for the time being, it will serve as a bright and cherry room for my boy. I can't wait to see it finished!

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  1. Good for you, it´s so much fun to change things around the home! :-)

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  2. I love having different rooms become different things! Those colours sound great. :)

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  3. Nice! My living/dining room walls are all bright white. I love it! Here's to smooth projects without hiccups. :)

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  4. Love it, Jen!

    side note: I could look at paint swatches all day long...no joke. When I was growing up, I dreamed of having the job of naming paint colors/carpet swatches/new crayons/it didn't matter as long as I was submersed in color! ;)

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  5. He looks very happy about getting his new room ready!

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  6. He looks very happy about getting his new room ready!

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