Thursday, September 30, 2010

Hmmm... Not so sure

When I began on the room, I really liked it white. You can't see in
the photo but most of the walls are a wood siding type of finish-- and
the white lent itself nicely to that. So once I started painting I
thought I would do just that back wall and keep the other walls primed
and see if I liked the overall effect-- but then my auto-pilot
switched on when I got to the corner, and that plan went out the
window. Soooo--I think I'll like it better when I get a bed in there
with some crisp white linens. But for now it's an improvement over the
mustard color, but not a home run.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010


Not so sure... It's kinda darker than I thought. We'll see in the

Blank slate!

I hate carpet

I am about to paint this room the same color as the powder room. How
on EARTH do I paint a clean line next to carpeting?

Wish me luck!

Friday, September 24, 2010


Mrs. Krummel brought me this beautiful celosia (also known as cockscomb). I am in looooooove with it! Apparently I can harvest the seeds (they look like poppy seeds. So I am currently drying them out and storing the seeds in a paper bag. I am not sure where I will plant them when spring comes... But I am looking forward to it.

Powder room redo

I took these photos at night, so the color may be slightly off, but Kate had asked me what my "new" powder-room-that-is-actually-a-full-bath re-paint and re-do looks like.

I painted it Sherwin Williams "rainwashed" when I fell in love with the color after I stumbled upon it online on another blog.

As you can see, my recentlly injured boyfriend, Hottie Hillenmeyer is still in his place of honor, though I plan to change out the frame when I find the right one that is not $20! I get very angry paying so much for frames. But unfortunately, I do want a more modern frame: black frame, white mat. I will post a photo when I finally find it.

AND...I got the aluminum Mermaid Bath Salts sign that I have wanted for yeeeears! When I look at this photo, the Rainwashed color looks almost gray-- which it is most definitely NOT... although Will and I both agreed that it looked almost gray on the sample.

Will successfully installed another faucet which you will see below as well. And now that I mention that, I realize that I haven't blogged about how I did another round of paint in the kitchen cabinets after all, and that Will installed out new kitchen faucet. And he did it in such a timely fashion, that I won't hold it against him that it was not my first choice faucet!