Friday, July 3, 2009

Finished for Friday - Cooperative Finish

Lit and Laundry

Remember this room?

Now it looks like this.

This is really Hubs' finish. He took off the baseboards and added more electric outlets so this room would have more than just one. He patched, scraped, sanded, primed and painted. I had the easy job of rolling on the wall color which is Sherwin Williams Certain Peach and the ceiling is Peach Blossom. It is not as pink as the picture shows.

The bare light bulb has been replaced with a lighted ceiling fan. The bed is in place. I have to order the comforter. We are working on some old furniture this week. Hopefully there will be a little more to reveal next week.

See the pink suitcase? This is a piece that we made for the youngest daughter's room. It is a vintage suitcase that we attached to the legs of a director's chair. I want to use it in the new guest room, but NOT in pink.

I thought it would great in off white. It was a little too stark so I thought I would give it a little age with some thinned paint. That looked so bad I did not even take a picture of it.

After another trip to Lowe's, I spray painted it green. Again, I tried to age it with some thinned brown paint but it looked horrible. So with the last bit of paint left in the can, I am calling this a finish.

Usually I decorate our front porch for the holiday. Since we still do not have a front porch, I thought the red, white and blue would look good on the garden fence.

God Bless America. Hope you have a safe and enjoyable Independence Day.

Finished for Friday is hosted my Three Under Two at Lit and Laundry. Tell us what you have finished this week?



Patty said...

Is the room I'll be using after you adopt me? I love what you did with the suitcase and can't wait to see the room with all of it's furniture. Have a Happy 4th of July!

BellaDella said...

I can't wait to see more of the room. I just love the little suitcase table. I hope you have a very Happy 4th!

Laura said...

I LOVE that suitcase! Is it set up so that you can open it up to store things inside of it. What a great idea. Have a wonderful holiday!

Busy Bee Suz said...

The room looks great..and i am the same when it comes to spray can take up to 4 different colors before I decide too. I like the green and your fence is just gorgeous!!

Miri said...

The room looks great-I love that you painted the ceiling too. The suitcase table is brilliant! and the green will look wonderful with the peach. I also can never age things...I can stencil so I stenciled a vine on the pale green guest room bedside table...wish I had the nerve to do peach walls (just plain white!)

Threeundertwo said...

I love how you didn't give up on the suitcase! The room looks so great. You are an inspiration.

~~Carol~~ said...

I really like that suitcase table you made! I'm with you--I can't age or distress anything without making it look dirty. I wonder if there is a class to learn this?!