Saturday, May 14, 2011

It's Done!!!!!

I told you about my project the other day! I'm proud to say I'm done!!! 3 1/2 days and I'm finished! Here is the final product, well, I don't have things back on the wall, but the painting is done!

This is looking into the dining room from the den/kitchen. Wow, it seems bigger! I used a paint that has silica in it so it gives the wall texture as you paint :-) I love this paint.

My accent wall! This paint is a metallic paint and is done in a 2 step process. Base coat A then coat B. Base coat A is dark bold blue. Top coat B is pale. I love the metallic paint. I guess I'm daring! Have you ever tried a really cool paint?

Base coat

The old curtains went into the dumpster! Sorry, they were not worth trying to recycle. They matched the wallpaper! They were floor to ceiling and made the room even more dark! I'm going to order vertical blinds ~ I think!

I'm so happy with the result. The room is so much brighter, seems bigger, and is more inviting. Wish I had done this years ago like I wanted to! Oh well, it is done now.

Oh, and I just want to say, that painting is hard work! I even consider this a good workout! Anyone want to argue? I can feel every muscle in my body. My Fibromyalgia is not a happy camper, but I'm still alive! I'm glad I did this.

It is rare that Kevin gets 2 days in a row off! But, I made use of them! And then, Tyler had 3 days off. So he got to help me clean up and move furniture back into place! See, the key to getting a project done is having your help lined up :-) I'm no dummy!

So, the question is, what is the next project?!?



McMGrad89 said...

Mine is to rip out carpet and pack my house.

Cozyflier said...

Good luck AnnMarie!

miruspeg said...

The room looks fabulous Carrie!
Well worth all the effort you and Kevin put in.
Now you can sit back and enjoy your new room.
Peggy xxxx

Cozyflier said...

Thanks Peggy!

Hugs to you!

Jeanette said...

I love your room!! It looks so bright and cheery. It is beautiful.

Cozyflier said...

Thanks Jeanette! I'm trying to get things back on the wall, and I've got vertical blinds ordered!