I have been busy this past week doing some demolition and thought I would show you my progress.
This was my oldest daughter’s room. Last week I told you I had planned to make it an office for Ed, but he would rather stay downstairs, so I came up with an even better idea. I am not going to tell you what it is going to become yet, but you will see it come to life over the next few weeks.
When my daughter was in high school she wanted to choose the paint colors for the walls. She chose acid green. When she was in junior high it was painted a color called Warm Oats – you can see where we didn’t even bother to move her furniture when we painted over the Warm Oats since we thought the acid green would only be up for a short stint since it’s an intense color.
Fast forward to next week when I will paint over it – that short stint will have lasted 10 years! I am ready to see it gone! I have the color blocking primer and paint all ready to go.
This is not the only room I have been taking apart. I am also updating my bedroom.
A few Sunday mornings ago
Ed was already up and cooking breakfast downstairs. I was still in bed. I could hear smooth jazz coming up the stairs, our Sunday morning music choice. There was a nice breeze coming in the window and all was good until I looked up. Up at the ceiling and the bed hanging and cornice above me. It has been hanging above the bed forever. When I looked up at it, it looked tired, it wasn’t giving off good vibes. The white fabric had yellowed and even after washing, I could not get it out. I wrote about the bed hanging when I first started blogging. You can also see more photos of how it looked in this post I did about having no decorative pillows on the bed.
It was one of those impulse moments and I sprung into action. Still in my pj’s I went downstairs and grabbed a Phillips head screwdriver and began to take the bed hanging and molding down. It was not hard. It was attached with screws into wood strips that were attached to the wall and ceiling. I had it down in about 10 minutes. When Ed heard demolition noises coming from upstairs he called up…“What are you doing?”
…uhmmm…“Taking the bed hanging and cornice above our bed down”…. “Oh – well breakfast is ready”. Just an ordinary start to a Sunday with a DIY’er wife. Not wondering – why are you taking it down? or even … right now? Just OK. :-)
Where the peach color paint is was where the fabric used to hang. It was stapled to the top of the cornice and hung down. I didn’t remove it when I painted the room blue a long time ago. The paint color is: Sherwin Williams Rhythmic Blue SW6806
When my youngest daughter was home last week and saw the bedroom she was surprised to see how the room looked without the cornice and bed hanging. It was always a part of the room. Her comment… “it looks like you are living like kids just out of college”.
My response – “I know, isn’t it wonderful?”
…it is kind of like a fresh new start. That is why I love to DIY, plus I can do it when I want and not have to wait for a contractor.
This is as far as I have gotten. Wall repainted pale blue, but it is going to need another coat. I am going to be reusing the crown molding from the cornice for a new treatment for the bed. I bought all the supplies and will show you my progress next week. It is still going to be a white, lavender, and blue room, just updated.
Speaking of color…
I wrote all about my love for blues in a brand new series over at My Colortopia called – Color 101.
See me in the middle blue rectangle? Each one of the MyColortopia team chose a color and wrote about it. Lots of color facts, tips, and tricks and ideas on how to choose a shade you will love. To read about each color, click on over to the Color 101 page.
Color adds energy…just like Fridays feel. So much energy is in the air, my inbox stays quiet and the anticipation of a fun weekend ahead gets me excited.
I hope you have a good one.