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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Painting Has Begun!

Okay, I finally made myself start the process of painting my computer room.  I don't think the word "hate" is a strong enough word for how I feel about painting walls and trim.  But, I told myself if I want it pink, I have to do it so I went to the hardware store and picked up everything I needed to get started.  Here are a couple of the before photos:


It was a pretty sponge painted sage green with white trim and Wisteria stenciled here and there.  Very garden feeling but I've been looking at it for over 10 years and I'm tired of it.  So at the moment, it's all white.  It took 3 coats of white to cover up that green!

On either Friday or Saturday, I'll start sponge painting the pink on.  I bought 1 quart of the pink paint and 1 quart of the glaze.  I just have to mix them together.  So when I have the sponge painting done, I'll post another photo.

I also pulled out a stencil with roses on it that I bought awhile back so I'll be stenciling roses in here once the pink glaze cures.

I found a white corner desk in a catalog so I'll order that tomorrow and next week, I'll get my new computer ordered from Dell, if I can figure out their website and all the options.  One step at a time, right?

Meanwhile, I finished up my little pink purse.  Well, the stitching is done.  I just have it pinned in place so you can get the gist of what it will look like when it's finished:
And I started a 3rd purse in the same style:

I have a little more to do on the computer and then I'm going to go stitch for awhile.


3 comments:

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Don't you just wish you could wield a magic wand (instead of a paint brush) and have a finished room? I'm sure it's going to be so pretty when you're done so the work will be definitely worthwhile.

Judy S. said...

Funny, I thought you were talking about your bedroom and wondered how you talked your DH into pink! I still think you're amazingly ambitious. 3 coats of white has to be! Love that purse, too.

Anonymous said...

How beautiful the wisteria.
When you comehere for painting? hihihihi.

Hugs , Maria from the netherlands.

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