Hi! Thanks for all your great comments and suggestions on our guest room. You guys are the best:)
And before I show you some really embarrassing photos, notice anything different around here? It's not much, but I finally figured out how to make outer wrapper of the blog wider so the content area and sidebar are not smooshed together like they use to be. Yay! Look, negative space ---------- >
Ok, so remember our office/studio? We just started transforming it from the boys bedroom it used to be (previous owners) to a cool, calming work place for P and I. I'll admit, its slow going. Just to remind you what it used to look like and so that I can feel better about myself that I've actually gotten something done, here's the before again. Yikes.
We took down the wallpaper border, primed and painted the walls Benjamin Moore Woodlawn Blue. Love this color!!
Awesome. Way better. One thing accomplished. We do have a slight problem now though which I think I mentioned before. The sellers were not very good painters. So even thought the red is gone on the walls.....aaaah! Its still everywhere on the trim and baseboards! I mean, seriously, look:
(This is not the embarassing part...as this was not my fault!) So I guess while we are in painting mode and the furniture is still in the middle of the room, we should repaint the trim. Doh! (As you can see its a bit dirty and beat up too, so I'm sure this will help make the room feel fresher and more updated anyways.)
Here's where I need your help. I love to paint but have never tackled trim before (this is, alas, not the embarrassing part either...no shame here, I've never painted trim). First off, we have no idea what "white" color is used throughout the house on the trim, moldings and baseboards. Great. Any ideas? Should I just start over and try and choose a color that best matches what we have? And since I'm going to have to tackle the entire room, hopefully you won't be able to tell if its slightly different than the rest of the house?
Ok, so once we have a color, any tips for how not to get paint on the carpet? Do you suggest a special brush or can I just use the same kind I would use for cutting in/corners on the regular wall? Any advice in general?
The walls have been done since like the beginning of July. It is now the middle of August...oops. I will hopefully start this project soon (uhm, that term is relative and means anytime from next week to the end of September!). In the meantime (ok, well really only last night which is why I decided to blog about it today), I've started to deal with the mess that is the rest of the room. Like cleaning, organizing all my art supplies, paper, finding a work space/table, etc.
Here's where we get to the embarrassing part. As in, I can not believe I'm about to show you this. You might want to cover your eyes (but not until after this next pic). If you noticed in the original office/studio space, I showed alot of up close shots of some of the details in the room. Like this:
Lovely, no?! You're probably thinking "Wow, this girl has good taste. She's so organized. Why does she need that much ribbon?" Well, I didn't show you any far shots of the room because I thought you might run away screaming and never come back. Because if I had stepped back and taken a pic of the whole room it would have looked something like this:
Aaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhh! Nice new wall color though, huh? Geez, that fresh paint looks great. Too bad there's red paint still showing along the baseboards. And a whole bunch of crap on the floor!!!! OMG, I'm so embarrassed!!! But, I wanted to show you this so that when this room is eventually "done" (you know, like sometime in 2014) you will appreciate how far its come:)
I swear that its really organized chaos. Bwa ha ha ha!! How in the world does P put up with me?!
So, I obviously need to get organzied. And buy some more storage boxes and shelves and other organizing type stuff. Help!!!! How do you sort through all this and figure out a good system? Wow. Painting the trim is sounding so easy compared to this!!!
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