Friday, August 10, 2007

Let the Projects Begin!

Blake and I started some of our house projects! So far, we've touched up the office and tackled the bathroom. A steady start, that's for sure!

In the office, we re-painted the white walls in a nicer white. We added the purplish walls some months ago, and decided the old white looked a bit dingy. I took a picture of the main corner of the room. Of course, I can't take a picture without Sophie wanting to be in it. Here, she ran in the room and sat down before I took the picture! :) You can see the room isn't exactly back in order yet, but we're getting there!

Our BIG project was re-doing our entire bathroom. I apologize, but I forgot to take a "before" picture, so you're only getting to see the end result! We ended up having to take down a wallpaper border, which Blake insisted upon doing. Once we got started, we soon realized that sometimes you're supposed to leave well enough alone. The lady before us used an insane amount of glue, so it took us an incredible amount of elbow grease, warm water, and commercial wallpaper remover to get it all off of the wall! We opted to paint the room Lemon Pound Cake (Blake's choice!), courtesy of Behr paints, which are our favorite! We love how easy it is to paint smoothly with Behr...seems like it's a piece of cake (no pun intended) to get an even coat the first time, so the second coat is really just to polish. And, their site provides a really cool feature called "Colorsmart" where you can play around with the colors in a sample room free of charge or in your own room via an uploaded photo for a small fee. You can also match accent colors with your primary color choice just to see how everything will look. I love it!

Anyway, here is our finished product...I'm thinking it needs a little something more...perhaps a nice red wall decoration above our little white cabinet? The yellow turned out a bit more vibrant than I had hoped, but Blake loves it, and I'll definitely get used to it. The brown was an attempt to tone down the yellow a bit. What do you think? Any other decoration suggestions? Or, is it fine as it is? I could really use some help!


Anonymous said...

I think that the room looks great as it is. The color looks great! Blake sure did a great job picking it out. He sure is smart! I would say not to add anything to the room, it is good as is and too much might make the room seem smaller. Plus you don't want to over do it.

Danielle, X-roomie said...

I think you need a red something artish above the white thingy!:) it would really complete the sunflower/poppy bathroom;)