Tuesday, August 3, 2010

~day 2 progress~

I'm calling it quits early today!
I have a friend in from San Fransisco and we have a dinner date!
Today I didn't get as much accomplished as yesterday,
but things are moving in the right direction.
I recently bought these antique frames.
One I found at an antique store and paid $40 for it,
and the other was a whopping $3 at a garage sale.
I got them out today and gave them the white treatment.
I am going to turn the giant one into a cork board
and the smaller one into a chalkboard.
I am going to have the chalkboard paint
custom mixed to match the walls in the room.
And speaking of the walls.........
I have been painting for 8 hours straight today.
The 20' tall ceilings are a pain in the you know what.
I told my son if mommy falls off the ladder and you talk to me and I don't answer, call 911.
Ha!
Anyway, here you see coat 1.
The paint is called Canoe Brown and it's from Lowe's by Eddie Bauer.
Here you see coat 2.

And coat 3.

And coat 435......

I am LOVING the color!
It looks really great next to the crisp white.
I went through 2 gallons and ran out,
so I have to pick up another gallon of that also.
Anyway, that's the big exciting news of the day.
Tomorrow I will finish up the brown and paint the
lower portions of the wall will be painted white.
Until then.....
xoxo


24 comments:

Ashley @ The Hillside Home said...

I am loving this series of posts! Looking forward to seeing your progress each day. That chandelier POPS against that brown paint, wow!

{Carrie} said...

Keep up the hard work. I am wishing my daughter's room was bigger than it's tiny 9x9 size, but I will be thankful when it comes paint time.
She will absolutely love the suprise!

Megan said...

I love the color! I couldn't imagine painting 20' walls! I painted part of my bedroom earlier and was already getting sick of it and it's not even 8' tall! I can't wait to see the rest of the posts... and just how surprised your daughter is to come home to that! She is very lucky!!!

Lindsayb-mo said...

I am so excitd to see the finish project!! So far it looks great!!!

Shauna said...

Love your blog. Your daughter will be so thrilled when she comes home. How did you do the white treatmeant on the frames?

Tammy said...

Looking Good! I LOVE that color...great choice!! Look forward to seeing more! Have a fun time with your friend!
Tammy :-)

Lolo said...

Love the brown! Btw, is that a peep hole in your daughters door? Too cute!!
Hope ya dont have too many "brown" highlights in your hair:)

Merripie said...

So far it looks great! Here is the recipe I use to make my chalkboard paint. It is super easy and so much cheaper!

http://www.marthastewart.com/article/make-custom-color-chalkboard-paint

Beth E-R said...

Your lucky daughter is going to come home to such a gorgeous and sophisticated bedroom!

Country girl said...

Bless you once again! It is coming along very nicely. Love those frames. Your daughter is sure a lucky girl. Cant wait to see what you will do tomorrow.

Jennifer Rizzo said...

You are going to love it! I've had the tan white in my girls' room for a year now and it's so elegant and relaxing. I did mine a bit lighter, it's Lenox tan by ben moore. I have white frames too! Great minds think alike Melaine! I can't wait to see it when it's done!!!.

Chez Zizi said...

Awesome, it is looking great so far. I can't wait to see the end result.

Zizette

All That Jazz said...

Girl, where do you get your energy? Dr. Pepper? Red Bull?? I am so impressed!! That brown rocks! Can't wait to see how it turns out when it's finished. Have a lovely dinner with your friend, you deserve it! ;)
~michelle~
p.s. be careful on that ladder!!

Between You and Me said...

I love the cork board idea in a chunky frame...I did one a few months back and actually just finished another one over the weekend that I put in my daughter's room.....can't wait to see the finished paint job...love the color!

Bonnie@Creative Decorating said...

That is a lot of painting! I have tall walls and it is a chore to paint but rewarding when done. You have to try the Kilz Colors paint at Wal-Mart. I no longer buy any other paint as it covers in one coat for regular colors and 2 coats for dark colors. I painted a giant red wall with 2 coats. Love the brown you picked out!!

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Brynwood Needleworks said...

Melaine:
I love the brown, too! It looks fabulous.
xoxo
Donna

Taylor said...

That's going to look amazing! I painted my 12 year old's room a chocolate color from Valspar also! (chestnut) It barely needed a 2nd coat, luckily for me even though I was painting over a pastel.
Seeing her reaction will make all your hard work worth it!

Simply LKJ said...

OMGoodness, we have 20' walls/ceiling in our family room. I refuse to get on a ladder that high up. LOL We just recently had the room painted and I was a nervous wreck watching the painters on those ladders. Crazy! Can't wait to see it all come together. Love the chocolate color.

ohiofarmgirl said...

It looks really sweet but you should have bought the lowes paint that has the primer in it and it cover everything...( we have rentals and that is what we use). It is alot of work but I am sure it is worth it. Dianntha

Betty said...

Our current house has high 20' walls and I want to paint again but am so afraid on the ladder that high. I joke with my husband we need to move to a house with 10' walls so I can change the paint more often :) Love the color you chose it looks great!

Gidget said...

Love the color! It's going to look gorgeous with the white...
Can't wait to see the finish.. :)

Mary Lemon said...

Love love love this room. You are an inspiration for sure!!! I have a chandelier that I think will go in my office after seeing yours.

Fantastic!

Mary Lemon said...

Wonderful! What an inspiration you are! Love everything about the room.

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