Well, I guess that I haven't posted for a while but I've been really busy! Lots of projects on the fire. Trying to get the patio back together after the deck was finished. I had a lot of the cement pavers to replace that we had robbed to put under the shed for a foundation. I used the pavers that they removed from where they built the deck to replace the missing ones. Then of course I had to move everything around a bit to look better. What a hot job!! Especially when it has been over 100 for several weeks here and we still are having a drought! I'm trying to decide whether to put in a water feature, what a where. We moved the little lattice gazebo to the other side, by my bedroom and I still haven't gotten out there to get it all straightened up after the move.
Next, we painted my daughter's room, that took 2 days as the first part we painted was too blue and we had to tone down the paint with some additional white. It turn out good and I hope she is happy with it. We still have the dressing room, closet and bathroom to do but that can wait for a while (I hope!)
Next I started painting the new screen doors and the doors they are on. They had been the same cream color as the body of the house but I wanted to paint them blue. That took two days, also. But I think they turned out great. I have gingerbread on my porch and I am thinking of painting the little balls and some areas of the posts to look kind of like the painted ladies in San Francisco. I painted the shutters blue, also but need to pull the blue completely across the front to balance. I haven't painted that part yet. Guess that will come, maybe next weekend.
In this picture you can see the gingerbread and do you think it would look good with a touch of blue? I love the old fashioned screens, I got them in Alabama last year and carried them home on my X-terra. The didn't have them at my Home Depot here so I am glad that I made the effort to get them there.
Sorry this picture is sideways but it had uploaded before I realized it was on the right way. I washed my sheets today so it was a perfect time to do more work on the bed. I bought some apple green paint to paint it but it looked neon when I started putting it on so I decided to go for a rusty look. The wall paper has large pink roses in it with green leaves (it's a Laura Ashley design) but I need to get the walls painted first. The pattern is so large that I am only doing the wall behind the bed. Hopefully this will give a sort of garden look and the bed will look a little like a rusty gate. I guess that will have to wait for a future post. I used several colors of paint to get the look. I'll live with it for a while to see if this is exactly what I want.
I painted it with green, cream brown rust and a touch of yellow then I took my electric sander and roughed it up for that aged look. We'll see how it goes. Any suggestions????
I am a nurse by profession and a single parent to my only child. I enjoy decorating, scrapping, photography, gardening, sewing and travel. I also enjoy my dogs, needle work, cooking and spending time with friends.