Not much going on, just the usual January blahs. We've been lucky that there has been very little snow this year but some very cold days. If you remember I had said earlier that I was working on a boy and girl quilt for a set of twins born to my Big Man's co-worker. The girls is done except for the hand stitching of the binding to the back. Below is the startings of the boys quilt. I really like this pattern so far, incredibly easy.Now I FOREWARN YOU.....the next picture is pretty gruesome.....the Big Man had to get a mole cut out of his back for precautionary measures. The cut is about the length of a thumb but has been healing beautifully. It's only been two days and it looks great....if that's actually possible.
Sunday, January 31, 2010
Sunday, January 10, 2010
Originally the bedroom walls were a dark red. It was a Ralph Lauren paint colour called "Thoroughbred Red". I loved it but I had used an eggshell paint finish that showed all the imperfections in the walls and major dust bunnies. There were dark brown curtains and sheers on the windows. I forgot to take a before picture; this is the best I have at the end of the first prep day, Christmas Day.
UPDATE: My Sister in Law from New Zealand just sent me this picture of our bedroom before! Thanks C!!
On day two, Boxing day, I primed all the walls with Sico brand primer. I hadn't noticed when I purchased the primer that it was oil based. It was super smelly but one coat provided an excellent fresh canvas.
Day Three was one coat of paint in the morning. Shopping for new pillows, a duvet and cover from Sears in the afternoon. Finished with a final coat of paint that evening. Again I used Sico Cashmere paint in a Benjamin Moore chip colour called "Princeton Gold" that I stole from a friends dining room. I love it, it's gold in the day but greenish at night.