Monday, September 10, 2012

A Big Girl's Bedroom - Update 9/10

I must tell you about this past weekend.  We made some MAJOR progress - the kind that's totally visible.  Lately it's been feeling like very slow going in there because drywall is a slow process for us.  Lots of layers of joint compound followed by a ton of sanding.  Sanding joint compound is messy business and on Saturday, Jason took THREE showers.

By Saturday afternoon the walls in the bedroom were patched enough for me to get going on primer, which I did.  You may wonder whether priming was necessary, and in our case I think it was.  We did a lot of the patching with joint compound which doesn't hold paint (trust me, it'll peel off) so I figured with so much of the walls being patched I may as well just prime the whole room.  So I did that while Chris napped, then we all went out to dinner.

Sunday was a new day!  Gorgeous weather, sunny, and cooler than it had been.  I mowed the lawn, did some weeding, then after lunch it was back to work in Sarah's bedroom.  This time I launched in on the paint. And all I can say is WOW!  In just a few hours we said goodbye to the "Turquoise Nightmare" and hello to a calming sky blue.  I went for this color because (a) the girl requested a blue room (b) it goes with something that we're putting in the room (reveal on that one coming in a few weeks!)  and (c) a pale color reflects what little daylight comes in the windows and the light from the ceiling light and really brightens up the space.  No more cave-like feeling in there, it's really refreshing feeling.

Here's the Before - totally turquoise!  What weirdo picked that color???  (((ok, it was totally me, but I'm much wiser now)))

Here's the during - Primer is Pretty

Here's the After - aaaaaaaahhh

And she LOVES it!

I must say that this painting stuff is satisfying but exhausting.  I ended both Saturday and Sunday tired and cranky like a toddler and I slept just as hard.  And I had considered jumping in on the second coat tonight, but I'm just wiped out.  Tomorrow it is! I love that we made some VISIBLE progress!

Coming soon - ceiling finishing touches including patching, painting, and maybe crown molding!!  Also, baseboards and closet stuff.  Oh and rugs, furniture, artwork.... yeah there's still a lot left, but it's all exciting!


  1. Yay! The color looks great and she seems to be a fan! :)

    -Kelly @ View Along the Way

  2. Thanks for stopping by, Kelly! She totally does love it - the color doesnt' read quite as true in the photo (need to hone my photography skills). Hopefully I'll have another update to post tomorrow!



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