Monday, January 6, 2014

2014 Begins!

2014 is off to a good start with projects!  Though not tatting or sewing, I did manage to get a room painted - much to my own delight.  I have hated the colors of this room since we moved here 8+ years ago, but we chose to do all other living areas and bedrooms first.


This room was painted blue and gold - not my colors, but I guess if one has bolder taste . . . It was good for them.  There was a wallpaper border at the top of the blue wainscoting too, but in my haste to remove it I forgot a photo.  I could not WAIT to cover that blue, but started with the gold walls.  Textured gold walls. 

Here's a close up of the colors that have nearly driven me mad:

Yuck.  Why would anyone . . . ? 

Getting there . . .

This is more to my liking:

A few finishing touches are still needed to put back a little color, but this more boring color scheme is much more soothing to me :)  But shoot me if I ever think painting this wainscoting again is a good idea.  There are so many crevices to cover!

And while I was at it, I re-painted these little antique sewing drawers into a piece I want to use for jewelry.

I wasn't crazy about the whitewashing job that was done on them when I purchased them, so I thought I'd paint them while I had all the painting stuff out.


And then when I saw all the drips and thick paint, I decided to distress them a bit.  To cover up the new flaws I created.

LOL.  Nothing like painting and then sanding it off again!  But I think it looks better.  Now I will just add some felt to the inside bottoms of the drawers and I can use it.  

So.  That's how I spent the first week of 2014.  I hope the rest of the year is this productive!


  1. Yes, that blue and gold was a bit - uh - bold. I like blue, but that much, that dark in a room? Yes, it's much better now. I have a couple of rooms that need painting - interested?? :-) The drawers do look good now. You have had a lot more energy this year than I have!

  2. I love the room transformation! The colors are definitely more soothing. The sewing machine drawers look great,

  3. Happy new year
    Blue and good was a bit much but your change is so restful and will make the room lighter, your sewing machine draws will blend in well

  4. Ha! My bedroom is blue & yellow - lighter than the gold, and the blue is sponged several shades, but not unlike your "before" picture. Oh well, to each her own. I'm sure the previous owners thought the large floral wallpaper I took down was lovely, too (obviously, I didn't agree).

  5. wow so this is what cabin fever is! gives you time to look at the cabin!


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