Thursday, February 10, 2011

Painting and Making a Coat Rack





I know you are thinking, "what does that have to do with designing?"

The answer is because it will keep me inside this house today! 

I know it feels like a cozy, drink hot chocolate, sit by the fire kind of day, but no sitting for me today! I am going to paint my hallway. Too many joyous celebrations, babies, cooking & cleaning up and traveling to squeeze into the schedule to get it all finished! Actually, money is the main reason, but that is not why I haven't painted. I have had the paint since before Thanksgiving!

Oh, you thought that by now we would be done with the remodel project of our fixer upper house? We still have a ways to go, but I have yet to get money to grow on the money tree I planted. Any suggestions?

Anyway, the plan is to paint the hallway the same color as my family room/great room (a loud 'haha' for the great big part).
hallway under construction
this color is Granite Dust from Valspar at Lowes

 I finally bought photo frames for the hallway (no photos yet) and repositioned a mirror that I already had elsewhere in the house. 

On the left side of the hall Dave is going to make me a coat rack that I saw in Better Homes and Gardens magazine.

I am so excited about it. Thanks to Sharla and the Tilman's, I now have the railroad ties and wooden plank that we will use. Molly T. has put it in her house too. To see visit:  She is so nice not to mind that my house will have the same thing. 

The day is passing away. Time to get started!


  1. "Mama cut out pictures of houses for years, in Better Homes and Gardens magazine..."from the song The House That Built Me by Miranda Lambert.

    Looks fun!

  2. Theresa, I have torn out pages of paint colors from Better Homes and Gardens for a year or two now. They have great color combos. After we get a new roof, it's time to work on the interior, again.
    Are you still living in the Woodstock area?


  3. Oooo I like how the hall frames and mirror are set up!
    Did you end up deciding on the color/paint for the breakfast counter?? haha

  4. Thought I was a follower already, I guess not. Now I am, love you!!

  5. Nothing like a good project to keep us warm on a chilly day.

  6. This looks so wonderful!

    Thank you for the link on gluten-free! I really appreciate it!