Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Dining Room Update

I finally got the dining room finished!  Or at least, mostly finished.  I think the term "finished" is relative.  The walls and trim are painted.  Took me forever!  I still need have to stencil above the chair rail, but that will come later.  Window mullions will be black when I redo them this summer.  Walls are Benjamin Moore's Silver Sage.  It's a soft grey green.  It looked awful against that gold, but once I got the trim painted, I was thrilled with the color.  The dining table needs a rug and the bar stools need recovering.  Always more to do.  AND, the last pic shows the newly painted fireplace.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Finally an Update

Okay, so apparently once a month was a stretch even. Oh well. Part of the reason I've been so absent is multifold. Part of it was a surgery (I'm fine) and a moratorium on house projects for a while. Part of it was snow (we've had lots of it), part of it was work, part of it was pure cussed laziness. Well, all that's over. I'm back in the swing of things.

Powder room is done with construction and is fully functional, if not fully decorated, so no pictures yet.

Upstairs bathroom has been painted finally. I used the same light blue ceiling paint I used in the sunroom. I had lots of paint, and the light blue mitigates some of the yellow a bit. But, it does not photograph well and simply looks white, so no pictures of that either.

Dining room currently in a state of disassembly as I'm trying to get some paint on the walls and the moldings. I'll finish base coat today. Hopefully tomorrow I'll be able to start the stencil. I'm going for a damask effect by using semi-gloss with the stencil. Hope it turns out. So far, I love the color. Painting all this trim is going to be pure misery however. Some of it will be stripped, some of it will be painted over. Oh the agony. It's going to take forever. Oh well.

Plans are in the works for a backyard fence. That will be a welcome change. I also settled on a plan for the front as well. Eventually, there will be a columned pergola dripping with grapes and wisteria. I'm going for an edible Tuscan garden feel. That will happen a long ways down the road though.

I will leave you with one photograph however. We have some crocus pop up in the front yard.

And, we had this visitor in the backyard.