Thursday, February 10, 2011

Painting and Making a Coat Rack



It 


is 


snowing 


again! 




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:http://theindustrialcottage.blogspot.com/  She is so nice not to mind that my house will have the same thing. 


The day is passing away. Time to get started!

8 comments:

  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!

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  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?

    Renee

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  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

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

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

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  6. This looks so wonderful!

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

    :)

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