Tuesday, October 20, 2009


We've shifted our belongings from the main house out into the addition. ALL of them. Meaning that, in addition to the pieces that belong in each bedroom, (like beds) you also have the odd coffee table, bench, wing-back chair, and sofa crammed in. It's very Early Flea Market.

Here's a peek at some of the painting I've done over the past month. The kids each got to choose the design scheme for their new rooms. I retained full veto power just in case someone voiced a desire for all black walls or a reproduction of Guernica painted in their room.

This is Bear's room. Since she got all new bedding and curtains for her birthday in February, she was pretty much stuck with the same color scheme of teal and brown. Luckily, she still loves it. She mixed it up a little by having me paint polka dots on the one brown wall. They came out cute, but dear GOD is it hard to get the edges just so on all of those little dots. I took an entire day just to perfect them, and I'd like that mentioned in my obituary some day.
Bug wanted something "bright and sunshiney" and "like a summer meadow". She found a picture in one of the many painting propaganda handouts at Lowe's and asked me to reproduce it. One wall of her room is yellow, three are pink, all with wacky Spongebob-esque flowers. It's whimsical and energetic, much like Bug. She adores it.
For the master bedroom, I wanted something serene and peaceful. I used a soft sage-y green with white trim, and dark wood blinds and ceiling fan. The adjoining master bath is a pale glacier blue. The carpet is NOT pink in the bedrooms, but a soothing light taupe. I don't know why it photographed that way.
For that matter, I don't know why I photographed this way either, but here I am in all my paint-splattered, non-lipsticked, slightly-manic-from-paint-fumes glory.
My part is done for now. Tom is busy demolishing walls and ceilings in the old house. Once Mr. Awesome Contractor does his magic in there, I'll have more painting to do. That's still a month away, and in the meantime I get to enjoy my new bedroom and catch up on the past month's worth of DVR'd shows. While wearing lipstick and real clothes. It's like heaven.


Dawn in Austin said...

OMG, I love the paint!! Okay, you've officially put me in the mood to paint a room. Yeah, CGMan will be thanking you later. :)

So beautiful! You did a great job. Enjoy your lipstick (although, I think you're way cute sans) and DVRs.

Lora and Mike said...

Wow--all of the walls look fantastic! you did a great job!

smalltownmom said...

Beautiful. I really like the dots.

Jen on the Edge said...

The bedrooms look GREAT!!!!!

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

You did great!

My bedroom is the exact same color and I love it still 8 years later.

Anonymous said...

I LOVE all the color choices! The rooms look fantastic. I can only imagine the work involved in those polka dots...you're a good woman.


Country Girl said...

That came out very nicely. Love the different setting. Nicely done even the poka-dots.