Weekend Update: Living Room

Progress is being made, people!  And this time, my contribution isn’t entirely imaginary.  Scott continued to work on the wood floor installation this weekend, and I pitched in with a paintbrush and a roller.  No, not for the floors.  That would be a travesty.  I pitched in on the walls. I tackled the living room,…

First Half of the Project: Guest Bathroom

While some people struggle with finishing house projects, I really fail with the first step. Today, I sat on the couch for hours while I “worked up the energy” to paint the bathroom. Yup. I don’t struggle to start 20 books at the same time, but starting a house project is too much commitment for…

Walls: Thinking Beyond the First Layer

Okay, so even if they aren’t picture-worthy yet, our dining room walls have definitely and irrevocably been transformed from dark red to off-white.  There has been some sadness expressed by other people on that topic, but what can I say?  I was feeling light and bright when I picked paint.  I was also sick of…

Guest Bedroom Paintover

This wasn’t quite a makeover, because only a few things changed in the room between the before and the after.  But it is definitely a change.  This was the guest bedroom a month or so ago: Sure, the messy bed in the middle of the room wasn’t a great decorative start.  Those peachy yellow walls…

After!

Okay, here was the original “before” picture of our bedroom, complete with yellow paint: And here is the new wall color: Personally, I’m a pretty big fan.  There are still some other things to do in the room (switch the fan blades from the wood grain side to the white side, put up our curtains,…