Settle in folks. This is going to be a long post! Luckily, most of it is in pictures!
On Friday, March 15th, Ben came over to finish installing the chair rail and the quarter round.
The beadboard looked fantastic! As much as I really, really wanted to skip painting it; painting was a must.
So I got up early Saturday morning to tackle my part of the room redo.
But first, I had to caulk. Ugg. I despise having messy hands. I am constantly taking breaks to wash my hands, which only prolonged the time consuming task of caulking.
Here's a look at the first corner and first wall I finished. Obviously, I need to brush up on my caulking skills!
Finally, at the very end, of course, I figured out some tricks and ended with a smooth caulk line.
By that afternoon, I got around to painting.
But 3/4 of the way through, I ran out of paint. My hopes for finishing the room that afternoon were instantly dashed. I traded in my paint brush for my icing bags and finished some cookies that needed my attention, instead.
See that line even with the edge of the window pane? It was amazing to see how much whiter the white beadboard could be!
Luckily, the corner I wanted this bookshelf in did get painted and I was finally able to move some furniture back into place later Saturday night.
Brighter and earlier than I care to be out on a Sunday morning, I went out and bought some more white paint to finish the walls.
Then I moved some more furniture back into place and pulled out my last two remaining pieces to redo.
The little table, which used to house our mammoth printer, was painted the same Wythe Blue and will now be an end table.
I painted the top of our desk the blue as well and the bottom part has since been painted white.
I also spent entirely too long, at entirely too many stores, analyzing curtains and which direction I wanted the room design to progress. In the end, I went for a neutral khaki color.
Several posts ago, I briefly mentioned how this 'little' project had cascaded into another project.
With switching around some other rooms in our house, I decided that our little RED couch would be the perfect addition to this new 'sitting' room. Now our guests don't have to sleep on a pull out couch in our living room! This meant the red couch would become our accent piece of furniture; our bright pop of color.
On Tuesday evening, the men in our small group were put to work transporting our couch upstairs.
A few rotations of the couch, nicks in my doorframe, taking the door of the hinges and the couch was in its new home.
Luckily, no tears were shed...by me or the men!
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