Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Happy Hallway

At the same time we painted the bedroom, we also slapped a fresh coat on the hallway.  We went with the path of least resistance and used the same color.
After ( light switch)
As you can see, we also removed the pointless chair rail.  Under it we found some lovely wallpaper:

Scraping it off was fun.

We also revamped the doorbell housing with a little spray paint.
There was even a section of wall between the linen cupboard and bathroom door jamb that had never been painted.

We also gave the rusty heater intake vent a shot of spray paint.
Overall, we are very pleased with the result.  It feels fresh and clean.
Chrissy has big plans for that big blank wall, but it could be a little while.

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Drooping Drawers

The drawers in the master bathroom were not performing well, so I inspected the sliding hardware and discovered the most half-assed workmanship I've seen in a while.  All the hardware was mounted with small staples and maybe tacks.


I replaced the pitiful staples with stainless (my trademark) screws.  The drawers now slide much more smoothly.  I often fling them out now because I'm so used to having to really pull to get them open.


Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Bring on the Romance

I don't make a habit out of inviting strangers into my room but I will make an exception this once. Our bedroom was originally stark white with vertical blinds and zero personality. Most importantly it was one of the least romantic rooms in our house. Not acceptable.
We decided the room needed to feel warmer and more inviting. We opted to tone down the glare of the white with a soft beige (kilim beige). Next we (I) stenciled an accent wall to add some interest. Last, the vertical blinds had to take a dirt nap.
So, without further adieu here is the before and after.

Before (with furniture rearranged for painting):

Beige up and stenciling started:

My onesie had to make yet another appearance:

It was so tempting to stop here. Nice right?

Curtains up!

Final notes:
We are adding crown molding and hanging artwork soon.
Stenciling sucks.