Monday, June 9, 2014

The Wood burner Take Two and A Few Sneak Peeks

Remember when I painted my wood burner the fist time? I was so pleased. Until this happened after we used it a few times,



Clearly that spray paint that was such a pain to use did not do what it promised.It yellowed and peeled even though I prepped the stove according to the directions. Well what to do now? It looked terrible and after painting my living room it looked even worse. Thank goodness for Google.After a little searching I found this product,


It was expensive and stinky,I probably fried a few brain cells from the fumes, but I could tell right away that there was a world of difference between this and the previous product. It brushed on smoothly, was self leveling and dried to the touch in about 15 minutes.  Here's how it looks now



It has a factory like finish now that seems very hard and durable. I also painted the floor tile, I used the wall color which is Distant Gray with a few drops of the French Gray from the vestibule tile mixed in. Here's a before of the tile,




You  also get a little peek of my fresh new paint job and my new window treatment. I bought the curtains from Ikea and the curtain rod years ago on clearance from JC Penney.The curtains let in so much natural light. The house is so bright.now. The striped pillow cover is from Ikea (old) the other pillows are from Marshalls (also old). How about a little peek at the bathroom progress? Here it is!

 The toilet and sink side is mostly finished but you can clearly see the ugly textured wall on the window side
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Just wait until you see the before pics, I'm almost too embarrassed to show them. This bathroom was beyond horrible.



There will be more info on the bathroom when we get it all done and I do the final reveal. I'm trying to figure out how I'm going to photograph such a tiny space. Thanks for stopping by. I'll be joining these fun linkups this week,

                                                       Savvy Southern Style

                                                      Ivy and Elephants

                                                     French Country Cottage

                                                    Craftberry Bush

                                                  My Romantic Home

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

The Foyer/Vestibule

Is it a foyer or a vestibule? anyhoo it's the little space you first walk into in my house. It was drab and dark and needed a new look. So I painted it.


In my last post it looked like this


I had scrubbed the dark brown 70's paneling and put on one coat of primer. I added a second coat of primer and then painted everything from floor to ceiling.


I painted the drab brown floor tiles in French Gray by Glidden, after a thorough scrubbing, I added two coats of primer followed by two coats of paint and three coats of poly. The walls and doors are painted Misty Gray by Benjamin Moore and the trim is Distant Gray also by B. Moore.  I still have some finishing to do. I'm going to paper the ceiling, hang the new light fixture and change the doorknobs. I also have to clean up the edges on the trim around the floor. Since my last post we finished painting the living room, dining room and f/v. My kids and hubby all pitched in.  We also hung new curtains and rods.


My house is wrecked because my husband is working on the bathroom redo and stuff is everywhere.I'll give you a little sneak peak of the progress in there real soon. It's turning out great! Once the f/v is all fluffed and pretty I'll give you an update. Were as busy as beavers around here. Thanks for stopping by. Joining these fun linkups this week,


                                               Savvy Southern Style

                                                 Ivy and Elephants

                                                Craftberry Bush
                                             
                                                French Country Cottage
                                         
                                                My Romantic Home


                                             


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