And then it happened…..I I kept running down the stairs and looking how this new quilt in white, black, grey and a wee bit of red…..and how was this going to work in a taupe room….????
WELLLLL it won't, so as soon as the paint store is opened, I am going to get me some red paint…
yes I know I was thinking the same butter cream that is in the hallway….but think of this…the walls
painted white where the wainscotting is….I will get a really nice couple of pieces of moulding…I will not add any slats..the room is only 8 feet square….white on the bottom and RED on the top…divided by a decorative moulding... my day bed is pure white….with this day bed quilt and valence above my bed…. in gingham and window treatment the same…..wellllll I just know it will work….
I will be doing our water closet which is across from my office in the same decor….soooo this will work….pulling all of my fav colours together…
This is what it looked like….it has a pure white quilt on it with matching
pillows and co-ordinating sheets…all those bears are Godiva..
every year for over 20 years David would send one on our anniversary...
So I am back to painting today….yep….but first I have to remove the shelves and baskets from the walls and wipe them down….and at least start the base coat…..Yep I will need to prep first….the taupe is pretty dark….( it was perfect with what was in there before…but now….new walls and repainted…does not really match the quilt wink)
David just called …oh poop…he said I am not to take the shelves or valence down on my own…no ladders are to be used when I am home alone….. he will help when he gets home early today wink...
But I can paint the white ….ok….
Ohhh and I have a desk, that is a day bed that was cut made into a desk…wellll that I can do, I am painting that in black, the same paint as the deacon bench…
Ohhh the pillow suggestions….I came up with a solution….
I will make individual pillows…I like that suggestion…but here is where I will make it sooooo it will work…I will only add ruffles on the tops and on the H and E on the sides…this way they will alll
be lined up, no ruffles on the bottoms, and I had already thought of adding ribbons on the back of each pillow to tie to spindles….thanks for the great suggestions….
First breaky , toast and SARABETH ( strawberry rhubarb) this morning, a red delicious, glass of orange juice and a coffee….
Ok, paint is all purchased….
and I took down the shelves that I was told
too without getting on a ladder…I have cut the corners
with paint to prepare to roll the white part….
I came upstairs to have some lunch…
and look what I saw
Almost the red I will be painted the top part of the walls...
Literally hundreds of these blackbirds descended from all directions..
I don't like them much..they remind me of very bad people….
pushy, loud, and just plain mean, I bet they never went to finishing school…
they soooo lack social skills…bad bad bad…lol…..
By the time I got my camera out…I could not get all of them
that were in the trees…it was like BIRDS Screening…..
This poor morning dove stayed so still, worried this black bird
would peck him…nasty looking aren't they…they scare me….
Ohhh back to what else I will be painting…
This is my desk in my office…It is a very sentimental piece for me…
so I asked David years ago to cut the foot of the sleigh bed, whereby
many jean jackets were thrown over it….
I wanted it as a desk…he cut it in half….and secured it to the wall
with L brackets….with only one leg to hold it up..
I can stand on it ….it is not going anywhere…
I just gave it the first base coat…I will be painting it black
like our deacons bench...
Day 2 of the OFFICE….
I am ready, I have my ROLLERS spinning….
my brush trembling…..it is time to paint…
First I will do a first coat of white to the bottom half of the walls
in my office…then I will paint my desk black…
then a second coat to the bottom of the walls….wait for it to dry..
DAVID will be home then…..
the top half of the room will be painted red….
and then we will add a chair rail..
The fact this room is sooo small wainscotting would bring
it in too close….so I chose a lovely wide chair rail to accent
the 2 colours…..
Will be doing the same thing in my water closet….
( more on that later)
can only do one job at a time…
Again we have to have it all completed by Monday
as the carpet is on its way…..
Ohhhh and I even managed to embroider some
pillows last night…got the H done and started the
M….Likely have those done on the weekend…
ohhh listen….I think I hear some rollers and brushes
calling my name…..
Yep, now time for breaky, will have to wait a few hours to do a second coat….
will run some errands and put a fan in the room…
off to find a new foot stool to ruffle in gingham to match my new office….
UPDATE.....late afternoon.. ( hard to tell the red just yet as it only has one coat...but it is a lovely red...and the contrast with the gingham and white day bed and black desk ....
I had to go out and get some chair rail moulding for this room and
the water closet....so while out I stopped by our local vintage antique shop..
LOOOOOK at this vanity boudoir...perfect addition to sit beside the day bed
and small/big enough for me....see my wee petit pot, it was white with
lots of ruffles that goes in my powder room upstairs...
WELLLLLL I told you I am fierce with a paint brush so I painted it black...
it will have new ruffles of course in gingham....
And this boudoir, I will redo in gingham too....
Although I love France and all....it does not suit this room...so I will add the quilted
upholstery and will be perfect to wash if it gets soiled...
This is the chair rail i will add to my office...it will be perfect to divide
the colours and it has a 1 inch edge..perfect to place some artwork...
Ohhh and this wee ironing board I am going to paint black as well..
I think it will be perfect by my desk to hold a basket of goodies..
Ok, off to paint some more.....
David will be home soon and will help with holding the ladder
while I get at least one coat rolled on the walls..
We heard from the carpet peeps..they will be here on MONDAY!