Wednesday, August 4, 2010

~day 3 of the makeover~

Today I filled apothecary jars with candy and I also think I gained 3 pounds.
I picked out candy with pastel colors.
I think they look so pretty in these jars....
not so pretty on my butt.




I also combined some vintage and some new letters to spell out the word
~sweets~
The ones that were new I painted and the vintage ones I left as is.

I also got coat number 492 of the brown paint on the walls!
I just have a little touch up to do on it tomorrow.
Hubby did his 3rd coat of mud on the new drywall.
It will be ready for me to sand and paint tomorrow.


I also got all the trim and the lower portion of the walls painted white.
I used the same paint as I did the furniture and doors,
dove white by Ben Moore.

I love how the antique closet door looks in white,
especially against the brown.
{some of you wanted to know the name of the pink that was in the room previously.
It's called fairiest of them all by disney and can be purchased at Home Depot}

It was a nice sunny day so I painted the trim outdoors.

This is the baseboard trim and the chair rail.

The last thing we did tonight was to hang the
chair rail and touch up the nail holes with Spackle.

Now the pressure is on!
Tomorrow I am going to get up early and
finish the touch up paint,
sand the Spackle on the trim and touch that up.
Then I have to sand the "new wall"
put primer on it,
then do my 879 coats of brown paint on it.
We still need to install the TV,
clean the floors,
wash the windows,
and put everything back in the room.
So, until tomorrow.............
goodnight friends!
xoxo

40 comments:

Ashley @ The Hillside Home said...

WOW! It is looking amazing, Melaine! Those ceilings are SOOOO high, I can't believe it. Great pic of you, by the way. Can't wait to see pics of Savannah's reaction when she comes home. This is such a great surprise!

Beth Cregan said...

One of my favourte pics in my folder of dream homes, is a dinig room painted in brown and white with dusty pink accessories here and there. I have always loved that combination. The room is looking great and I have really enjoyed charting your progress. I am all inspired!!! Thank you.

Julie Johnson said...

Oh my goodness, it is gorgeous!! I think I need hubby to fly away on a business trip so I can paint my room that gorgeous color. LOVE the sweet signs and touches too. Can't wait to see the end result!

Mandi said...

'mmmkay totally loving this "Sweets" idea! I can't wait to see it!

And I know you probably mentioned that you're like working out or something, but girl. . .
you look HOT.

Lindy said...

I love that color of brown - very rich!

A Lasting First Impression said...

You are amazing! The room is looking sooo very cool, I can't wait to see the finished product! Very cute picture of you! I NEVER look that cute when I am in the middle of a work project! : ) Wishing you a great day tomorrow!

All That Jazz said...

It's really coming along! Your daughter is going to be sooooo amazed and surprised when she sees it! You have to capture that moment on film!! ~michelle~

Nana's Fun Stuff said...

You're doing an awesome job Melanie!! I love the colors that you picked and can't wait to see the final reveal :)

MamaBear said...

Looking so gorgeous! By the way, I wished I looked as fab as you when I'm decorating! Loving the updates, thanks for sharing, can't wait to see the finished product :)

GLENDA CHILDERS said...

The things we moms and dad will do to surprise our wonderful kids. Great work.

Terri(TerriBoog) said...

Everything is looking great, Melanie! Love the brown and can't wait to see the grand finish!

Abby's Garden said...

Great teasers! Can't wait to see the transformation!

Lisa Conley said...

I'm loving the room and feel so much excitement for your daughter, I hope you can get a picture of her face the first time she see's her newly painted with love room.

Thanks for sharing....

~ Lisa from Indiana ~

Country girl said...

I sure hope your daughter doesnt have any access to the internet at camping. :-) The room is coming along very nicely. Cant wait for your daughters reaction!

A Thrifty Mrs said...

Beautiful. I love the sweeties in the jars.

Kristen said...

My hubby and I were just talking about painting our bedroom a chocolate brown. These pictures totally reassure me that it will look great. Thank you!

and yes.. sugar goes right to my bum as well. Its a problem.

Between You and Me said...

It really looks amazing...you've done a wonderful job...and you look really cute to be in work clothes!
:)

Laura said...

Love the candy idea... I think It would be a little too tempting for my girls though...

Lynda @ Happenstance Home said...

Looking so elegant! you have gotten so much accomplished!

mimi charmante said...

i now understand why I haven't heard back from you... can't wait to see it!!!
xx

Brighton said...

Looks wonderful!

Alecia said...

Sooooo FUN!!!! I'm loving the brown...everything is lookin' good...I don't know how you do it...you should have your own show on HGTV with all the beautiful stuff you do! :-)

Amanda said...

*it must be said* i don't know how your hubby offers any help at all with you looking all hot and sassy while working on the room! i hardly look that good to go to the grocery store, much less to make over a room.

AND, you go girl! what ALOT of work you've completed in record time. and what a lucky young lady you have. :)

our master bedroom is a 'chocolate milk' type of brown and i want to paint our furniture in there white... i wanted to change the wall color but man does that room make me think of leaving it... :)

the polished pebble said...

I enjoy your posts so much Melaine!
And I really love the brown color...very nice, indeed!

xo Kelley

melody-mae said...

amazing. love it all!

Megan said...

It's looking sooo great! The brown wall color looks so pretty against the dove white- I think it was worth the 492 coats. :) Can't wait to see today's progress!

MommaHensCoop said...

I'm inviting all of the people I follow over to my giveaway! Hope to see you there!

Annie Louise said...

Oh my goodness--the transformation is looking wonderful!! The brown looks great, I am glad you did the 877, 878, 879, 880 coats :) Love the updates.
Jeanette

Lindsay said...

Love that color! And you are gorgeous!! Working away and still SO pretty :)

Simply LKJ said...

Love it Melaine! When you painted the chocolate did you prime the walls? I know you are going to prime the new drywall. I learned the hard way in the past...I now have primer tinted just a shade lighter than the wall color. It takes a lot less coats, particularly with a dark color. Can't wait to see it all come together.

dewgiesgirl said...

Savannah is going to be sooo surprised!! What a sweet welcome home present!

willoughbywhimsy said...

This room is going to look gorgeous!!! I am a fan of a brown bedroom, ours is brown.:O) Love the sweet lettering you are working on, can't wait to see what you do with it! You have a very lucky daughter that I know will cherish the work you are putting into her room! Fantastic work!

paisley penguin said...

LOVING the brown paint and now want to repaint my master bedroom! Thisis looking great. Your daughter will be so excited!

Valley Girl said...

Gorgeous bedroom makeover. Your daughter will LOVE it!!

Where do you find the vintage letters?
Love the idea w/ pastel candy!!
You rock!

Valerie

Jessica said...

This is sooooooo sweet of you, your daughter will be so surprised!! I love it! Those jars of candy look so fab!! :)

Country girl said...

still waiting... i need to remember there are 3 hours difference.... am out in the east... cant wait to see what you guys have done today... and am wondering how much time left do you have before Savannah gets home? Lots of luck...

fairmaiden said...

Wow what an amazing suprise you are giving your daughter! She is going to be thrilled. Look forward to seeing the finished room.

Heaven's Walk - said...

So pretty, Melaine! Sounds like you have quite the busy day tomorrow! Evidently the countdown has begun....?! lol!

xoxo laurie@heavens-walk

Tricia Rose said...

Both you and the room are looking good!

Stink Bone Jones said...

I CANNOT wait to see this room when you post again! So glad to have found another beautiful blog!

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