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.
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) ...
(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!