Monday, October 01, 2007

(St)Art at Home

I thought once school started I'd be doing some serious quilting, but some other projects have intervened.

I don't know about you guys, but I can only watch the HGTV crews transform so many rooms before feeling like I need to do a little work myself. Three weeks ago today I started my campaign.

The children's bathroom needs some serious updating, and this involved skillz that I wasn't sure I possessed. I dove in anyway, stripped wallpaper, and spackled and patched with abandon.

Here I am, ready for action. Look carefully and you'll see the spackling dust on me.

A children's room also needed some wall work and updating. Virtually every window in the house has unpainted trim (just stained) and though I've seen it work great in other folks homes it's not to my taste.

Here's the before (the plastic was beneath a wall I was patching) ...

And after

(The window treatments and art work still need to be hung.)

Work continues on the bathroom, and is kind of stalled out because of trying to decide on a new medicine cabinet.

Curiously the walls match a Perfect Periwinkle Turtleneck I've been working on from Fitted Knits.

They also look a lot like some of the fall color that's starting appear.

A few weeks ago I raided my parents' basement and retrieved some paintings by my grandmother . (The second link is to my cousin's website, and tells a little about my grandmother's art.) I'll post pictures of them another day, but they're also part of my grand scheme to whip this place into shape. Wish me luck!


Gerrie said...

You look mahvelous in that outfit! And of course, I love that color.

Javajem said...

Looking good!!

I used that color in my office - so you know I love it!

Felicia said...

Wow! Love the color :)

Shirley Goodwin said...

Oh well done! You look like you're about to operate in that photo!

Joanna said...

I love the green color too - you have inspired me - we have stained moldings too, and I have been wanting to paint them, but hate to get rid of the wood. BUT yours looks so fabulous I am going to rethink it!